will soon return to Cranbrook House with seasonal fun, including a chance for children to share their wish list with Santa Claus. New this year, participants will have the chance to destress from the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season during two yoga sessions offered in the Cranbrook House Library. Proceeds from this annual holiday fundraiser support the preservation and beautification of Cranbrook House & Gardens.
The event begins with Yoga, Teas & Trees on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Each session includes a 60-minute yoga class led by a Citizen Yoga instructor, a self-guided tour of the Holiday Splendor displays, and complimentary tea and hot cocoa.
“If you want to experience the holiday exhibits in the evening, join us during yoga,” said Randy Forester, Fund Development Chair for Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary, “yogis will have a relaxed environment to view the trees and cross off some of their holiday shopping, since each session is limited to only 15 guests.”
Holiday Splendor will be open to the public 12:00pm to 4:00pm from Friday, November 30, 2018 through Sunday, December 2, 2018. Santa will visit with families from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday, December 1, 2018. A scavenger hunt will keep children of all ages entertained and adults may find inspiration in the holiday trees and tables that adorn the historic manor. The gift shop will be open for holiday shopping during the entire event.
“This event continues to be a holiday tradition thanks to our dedicated volunteers, talented individuals and local organizations such as the Herb Society of America Southern Michigan Unit that decorate the house, and our loyal patrons who return every year,” said Ellen Dougherty, Chair of Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary, “we are pleased that our fundraiser also helps support Mittens for Detroit in their collection of new mittens and gloves for Detroiters in need.”
General admission is $20 for adults, $15 for Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary members, $10 for children ages five to 10 years old, and free for children under four; tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door during the event. Admission for yoga is $35 per person. Santa admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and under. Reservations are required for the yoga and Santa events and may be made online or over the phone.
Cranbrook House is located at 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304. Parking is available onsite and across the street at Christ Church Cranbrook. A shuttle will be provided during general admission.
For more information on Cranbrook House & Gardens, please call 248.645.3149 or visit http://housegardens.cranbrook.edu.