Experience over 1 million light at this year’s Deck the Hall event at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio! This year’s theme is Winter Wonderland and it certainly lives up to it with the entire Manor House decorated to look like a little of the outside snow-covered winter wonderland made its way into the house! The grounds are blanketed in lights including Gingerbread Land and the Dazzle light show! Santa and Rudolph await a visit from your kids and fresh gingerbread cookies and hot chocolate are there for the tempting!
There is so much to see and do – make plans now for your family to visit this Christmas season.
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Stan Hywet’s Winter Wonderland Deck the Hall!
Stan Hywet’s Winter Wonderland Deck the Hall is November 29-30, December 1-2, 6-9, 13-23, 26-30, 2018 from 5-8pm, estate closes at 9pm. Plan to spend the entire time there because there is just so much to see and do, you won’t want to miss out!
Santa is adorable and is ready to chat with your kids with Rudolph moving about and jingling in his stall. It is a festive scene for great photos so don’t forget your camera! Children will go home with a candy cane to make Santa’s favorite Christmas cookies. Be sure to arrive by 5:30 for your kids to help Santa light the giant Christmas Tree!
There is a NEW Dazzle show to delight young and old running every 20 minutes starting at 5:40 pm and ending 8:40. The lights are set to 3 jolly Christmas music for quite the show!
Gingerbread Land is spectacular! This entire playground area is lit up with a spectrum of lights, lollipops, and gingerbread men. It feels so very magical as you stroll through – you’ll feel like a kid again. Be sure to stop by the Corbin Conservatory next door. All of the greenhouse is decked out in lights, making it extra special to enjoy. Plus, there are photo ops with the poinsettia tree and plenty of live poinsettias to purchase – at great prices and lovely varieties!
If you think Stan Hywet is amazing, just wait till you see if decked out for Winter Wonderland this year. Inside and out, it is truly magical. No wonder Stan Hywet is featured on the New Ohio Holiday Light Trail! Be sure to walk all around the Manor House because it is fully decorated on all sides.
Inside, there are over 15,000 lights! Plus, 52 Christmas trees including the 15 foot tree int he Music Room! There are 20 rooms decorated to the max to enjoy – and get inspired by! Each room follows the Winter Wonderland theme although no two rooms are alike! I was flabbergasted by the dining room!! Have you ever, ever seen anything as gorgeous?!
Even the bedrooms are decorated elaborately! It is always so interesting to see how they lived!
If you’ve never taken your kids to Stan Hywet before, this is the perfect introduction! My kids have visited since they were toddlers and have ‘grown up’ exploring the wonder of Stan Hywet and love it. To this day, they learn something new each time and enjoy visiting. They marvel at the home, estate, and decor just as much as we adults do. Trust me, this is a very family-friendly outing and is worth it! Nothing quite compares to the wonder of Stan Hywet at Christmas! There is even a Disney FROZEN theme in the Music Room that will delight children! This is also where you will enjoy live music from local choirs and musicians all season long.
Other fun elements into the Manor House include igloos, sleighs, snowflakes, ice skating scenes, and icicles. There is even a Caribbean Santa cooling his feet in a kiddie pool! This is a fun outing!
Be sure to get your kids a gingerbread cookie or warm Bavarian pretzel at the Salty Reindeer as a special treat. Don’t forget to save time to do a little shopping at Molly’s Shop too, they have the most unique gifts for all ages!
This is a great outing for families – invite grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins to come along for even more family fun! It is an even that is fun for all ages and just perfect for celebrating together this Christmastime.
Tickets for Stan Hywet Winter Wonderland Deck the Hall!
You can purchase your Deck the Hall tickets online on the Stan Hywet website.
November 29-30, December 1-2, 6-9, 13-23, 26-30, 2018 from 5-8pm, estate closes at 9pm. Admissions close at 8pm. Dazzle shows are every 20 minutes starting at 5:40 with the last show at 8:40pm.
Free off-site parking with free shuttle drop off and pick up at the flagpole adjacent to the Carriage House.