The Eustis Estate in Milton, MA | New England Historic Holiday Home ToursPhoto Credit : Mark Fleming
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Feeling short on decorating inspiration this season? Let these dressed-up grand dames show you the way.
This 33-acre English manor estate from the turn of the 20th century definitely gets into the yuletide spirit from late November through the new year: Its gardens become a glimmering winter wonderland, while its rooms are lavishly decorated in a historical theme.
Every room in this 1920s mansion on the Crane Estate dons its “Roaring Twenties” holiday best for three festive days (December 10-12, 2021).
Built in 1860 for hotel magnate Ruggles Sylvester Morse, this palatial brownstone Italianate villa will be decked for the holidays (multiple dates and times through January 9, 2021) by area designers in the theme “Christmas at Victoria Mansion.” Special events include a Christmas Gala (cancelled for 2021) and performances by the Portland Ballet.
Twain’s 25-room neo-Gothic mansion is a stunner at any time of year, but the holiday season is when you can see it all gussied up for a late-19th-century Christmas.
Experience the kind of Victorian Christmas that Robert and Mary Lincoln would have celebrated at their Georgian Revival country retreat in 1909. Christmas at Hildene runs all December long.This post was first published in 2018 and has been updated.