First Night and Tree Lighting

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December 01, 2012

6:30?9pm .

Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury

All Ages

$10; $5 children 3-12 years old.

Event description: Be among the first to view Westbury House in its holiday splendor, enchantingly illuminated for this special evening. The House will be filled with live holiday music and will feature a performance by members of the Bethel Concert Choir, a visit by Santa Claus, a tree lighting ceremony on the South Terrace at 8:15pm, and light refreshments. Advance registration required. Please call 516-333-0048 Ext. 301 or register online. Present a non-expired Bank of America ATM, debit or credit card for free general admission this weekend.

Address: 71 Old Westbury Road
Old Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: 516-333-0048

About Old Westbury Gardens

Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.  Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence.

Today, Westbury Gardens welcomes visitors of all ages for guided tours of Westbury House and Gardens, in-depth tours of the formal gardens, school visits, children's programs and events, family programs, museum exhibits, classic car shows, indoor and outdoor classical concerts, summer pop concerts, slide lectures, book signings, horticultural demonstrations and workshops,  Scottish Games, botanical arts and gardening classes, and Master Gardener and Educator-led Talks and Tours of topics relating to horticulture, art, history, design and architecture.