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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 this holiday season one to be remembered!

The Trees of Woodlawn will include decorated trees by nearly forty area businesses and organizations. According to Woodlawn’s executive director, Joshua Torrance, “The Black House will be bursting with holiday spirit this season as our tree count continues to grow. Decorating themes must change from year to year and we are excited to share the creativity of our community with our visitors.”

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 2018 decorators, visit

The Christmas at Woodlawn calendar of events is filled with ways to celebrate the holiday season with family, friends and co-workers. On December 8th tour guests will be treated to a visit with Santa from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., while annual favorites include holiday house tours and elegant high teas.

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 $5 for adults and $1 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 5, 12 and 19, and Fridays, December 7, 14, and 21 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 your tickets on the Woodlawn website today.

Make plans to visit Christmas at Woodlawn this December, it is sure to be a highlight of your holiday season. For more details and to make reservations for Holiday High Tea, visit  

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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