Holly Days

Get into the swing of the holidays at Westport Historical Society. December is jam-packed with events for all ages. Wheeler House, WHS headquarters, will be decked out in Victorian finery to celebrate the winter festivities (all of them!) from Christmas and Hanukah, to the Solstice (yule) celebrations to Kwanzaa and Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. WHS offers plenty of holiday themed activities: gingerbread house building workshops, to Santa Days, sleigh rides, Solstice Story Telling, clay menorah decorating and more! The Shop at Wheeler house has unique holiday gifts you won’t find anywhere else in Westport and the brand-new Old Time Toy & Candy Shop will have visions of sugarplums dancing in eager little eyes.  The Gingerbread House Contest begins a beloved holiday tradition with categories for all ages… Other highlights include WHS’s 32nd Holiday House Tour on December 9th and Victorian Christmas Tours in association with Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum.