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Christmas at Woodlawn – A Celebration of Trees, December 1 to 23

Ellsworth –  The trees will be lit and the holiday tea brewing as Woodlawn presents Christmas at Woodlawn – The Trees of Woodlawn, December 1 through 23. This annual custom is being offered in conjunction with Christmas in Ellsworth, A Maine Holiday – a collaboration of organizations working together to make Ellsworth a holiday destination! 

The Trees of Woodlawn will include decorated trees by nearly forty area businesses and organizations. Woodlawn volunteer, Peter Lione, has once again created a masterpiece tree alongside the elliptical staircase. While heading to the second floor of the Black House, visitors will enjoy a bird’s eye view of this magnificently decorated 12-foot tree. To see a list of all the 2019 decorators, visit

The Christmas at Woodlawn calendar of events is filled with ways to celebrate the holiday season with family, friends and co-workers. Annual favorites all month include holiday house tours and afternoon high teas. On Saturdays, starting December 14, children (and adults) can visit with Santa on the sun porch as part of their tour. Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua Torrance said, “We can’t wait to experience the delight of wide-eyed children sharing their wishes with Santa. We encourage families to bring their cameras and capture the holiday magic.”

The festively decorated Black House will be open daily, December 1 to 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a special audio tour on the history of Christmas at Woodlawn and in New England. Tour admission is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 5-12, under 5 are admitted free. Group and school tours are available by appointment.  The Woodlawn Gift Shop is open during regular museum hours with many unique gifts for holiday shopping.

Holiday High Tea, a much-loved tradition for many in the area, will be served on Wednesdays, December 4, 11 and 18, and Fridays, December 6, 13, and 20 at 3 p.m. The teas are catered by Ellsworth’s Flexit Café and Bakery and offer a great opportunity to treat family, friends, staff and co-workers to a relaxing holiday experience. Details and the menu are available at Space is limited and tickets sell quickly, so purchase tickets on the Woodlawn website today.

To learn more about Ellsworth’s holiday celebration –  Christmas in Ellsworth, A Maine Holiday visit 

Woodlawn is an educational, cultural, and recreational treasure for the people of Downeast Maine. The main house is open for tours May 1 – October 31 and December 1-23. The public park is open year round, sunrise to sunset. 19 Black House Drive (off of the Surry Road-Rt. 172), Ellsworth, ME. For more information visit


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