Akron’s favorite family Christmas tradition continues at Stan Hywet Deck the Hall 2019: A Classic Comic Hero Christmas! This year’s theme is sure to delight kids of all ages with a super hero around every corner in the manor house! Over 1 million Christmas lights light up the estate from the moment you pull into the drive way, there is no wonder why Stan Hywet is featured on the New Ohio Holiday Light Trail! New this year, explore the inside of a snow globe for phenomenal family photos! Plus, visit the real Santa and Rudolph!
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Stan Hywet Deck the Hall 2019: A Classic Comic Hero Christmas Review
My children started asking when Stan Hywet Deck the Hall was going to be back in early October. Our family has visited Stan Hywet for Christmas for the past decade, so they basically grew up incorporating Stan Hywet with Christmas. I love family traditions and love that my 12 and 14 year old children love exploring the estate and manor house every year. This year, we invited my parents, their grandparents to join us. We often find that experiences are made brand new when we go with family or friends and this is true of Stan Hywet too.
Each year, Stan Hywet decks the halls with a new theme, making every year new and special. This year, Stan Hywet Deck the Hall 2019: A Classic Comic Hero Christmas! is a comic hero theme with 19 rooms in the manor house decorated to the hilt with classic favorites of Wonder Woman, Superman, Batman, Spiderman, the Hulk, and more. You’ll be amazed at how clever the rooms and Christmas trees are decorated in this comic hero theme in each room -yet all totally unique and surprising!
Like I said, my children have visited Stan Hywet for Deck the Hall since they were toddlers and have enjoyed every theme. This year, it is targeted even more to so to children as well as us adults that like to enjoy the nostalgic charm of childhood and super heroes.
Whether your children are young, teens, or grown, they will get a kick out of how each room is specially decorated for Christmas. The above ‘Christmas tree’ is a giant tower of Christmas presents that has to be at least 15 feet tall! Could you imagine Santa leaving that many gifts in your home?!
I always look forward to seeing the dining room as it is always especially magnificently decorated. How they were able to make Thanos’ gauntlet look so elegant as the centerpiece on the dining room table, I have no idea! It is clever and beautifully decorated!
Some of the rooms are more classic like the breakfast room with snowmen dressed as super heroes.
I think my favorite room was with a life size Spiderman, it was quite the surprise when we walked into the boys’ bedroom! What boy wouldn’t love this in their room!?
And, with every family, the mom is the real super hero, especially at Christmastime. I liked the final room that highlighted the family and mom, Gertrude.
There is also a room dedicated to LEGO creations of super heroes, and a replica of Stan Hywet that you won’t want to miss!
Be sure once you leave the manor house to walk all the way around the house because it is decorated all around!
Take the garden path all the way to the Playgarden – aka Gingerbread Land. It is a beautiful walk. While we were there, it was warm but the lights were so magical. When it snows, it is even more magical – but cold, so bundle up!!
New this year at Gingerbread Land is a giant interactive Snow Globe!! You can actually walk into the snow globe. Be sure to bring your camera to take a unique family photo in the snow glove!
Next to Gingerbread Land is the Corbin Conservatory – another favorite spot for my family to visit. It is always warm and magical with beautiful plants in the greenhouse. This year, it is a Green Lantern theme too with special lighting when you walk in. Another great photo opp is in front of the huge poinsettia tree, don’t forget your camera!
You can also purchase beautiful poinsettia plants to decorate your home and give as gifts. They have unique varieties that you won’t find anywhere else.
One of our favorite places at Stan Hywet Deck the Hall is the courtyard, which is where you’ll start and end your Akron Christmas event. Santa will light the Christmas tree with the help of kids at 5:30 sharp every evening – you won’t want to miss this magical start to the Christmas event! From there, you can enjoy fresh gingerbread cookies, warm Bavarian pretzels, hot chocolate, hot cider, and more. Enjoy it by the fire pit and you might be lucky enough to get a special guest with you – Santa!
Santa and Rudolph hang out in the stable located next to the fire pit, in the courtyard. We are pretty sure it is the real Santa but you can be the judge of that. He’s always jolly, friendly, and asks everyone what they want for Christmas, even adults, so that’s cool. It is a really nice place in Akron for Santa pictures that doesn’t cost extra. Bring your camera! There are so many photo opps at Stan Hywet, you are sure to find the perfect Christmas card photo!
On your way out, stop by Molly’s Shop for the most beautiful Christmas decor and unique gifts for all ages! Plus, you can pick up some frozen gingerbread cookie dough to enjoy at home! Yum!
Tickets for Stan Hywet Deck the Hall 2019: A Classic Comic Hero Christmas!
November 29- December 1, December 5-89, December 12-23, December 26-30 from 5-8pm, estate open until 9pm.
Free off-site parking with free shuttle drop off and pick up at the flagpole adjacent to the Carriage House.