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A Merry Little Christmas Festival

Expanding our Christmas experience to include three weekends! A Merry Little Christmas Festival includes Star of Wonder, Star of Night in which the grounds, outbuildings and Manor House of Poplar Grove will be lit up and twinkling, so bring family and friends, and spend a small part of your evening under the stars with us.

Friday & Saturday Evenings

from 5 – 9PM

Dec. 1st & 2nd

Dec. 8th & 9th

Dec. 15th & 16th

Admission is $5.00, and includes other activities for the family as well as food trucks and concessions. A bonfire will be blazing for roasted marshmallows, a letter writing station to post those little wishes to the North Pole, a USO vignette for letter writing to US soldiers, and an opportunity to visit Santa. If you dare, peek inside the Grinch’s Toy Junk Shop in the Blacksmith Studio. 

children sleighIndeed, there are plenty of opportunities for the family to come together, including concurrent outdoor screenings of classic movie favorites, including “The Polar Express,” “A Christmas Story” at the Gazebo – oh yes, do we have a pair of legs! Oops, I mean lamps! and “Elf” projected outside the stables. 

This is an opportunity to spend time with your family without waiting in long lines, but rather strolling our lighted grounds, carnival games for the kids, and $2 evening wagon rides under the stars through the Abbey Nature Trail.  So come out and meet your neighbors and friends, and glimpse out into the night sky for a sign of Santa’s sleigh…

In addition to this specially lit outdoor experience, Candlelight Tours will be offered through the eight rooms of the Manor House for $15 a person. Each room will be lovingly decorated by theme and color, including natural flora and greenery inspired by the Foys’ Colonial through Victorian family history – with a few contemporary flourishes to echo the family’s four centuries in coastal North Carolina. Advanced tickets required for candlelight tours – includes admission to the Festival.

Don’t forget to shop local at the Arts, Crafts & Gift Show – a two-day shopping experience featuring over 100 local arts, crafts and gift vendors  on Saturday and Sunday, December 9th & 10th. 2017 Xmas Vendor List. Fun for the entire family!

Get in the Christmas spirit by meeting Mr. & Mrs. Claus, picture-taking with the farm animals, and classic mid-way games for young and old alike. There will be on the hour $2 wagon rides through the nature preserve, an opportunity to make s’mores, inflatables for your little rompers, but most especially finding that something special for those stockings, home and hearth. 

Admission to day-time gift show is $5.00, and $2 wagon rides benefit the animals in our stables.

All proceeds benefit historic Poplar Grove, a non-profit 501(c)3 since 1996.

Keep checking our website as the event draws near!