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First Night and Tree Lighting at Old Westbury Gardens

First Night and Tree Lighting

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  • Dec. 07, 2019, 6pm and 7:30pm
  • Old Westbury Gardens
  • 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
  • All Ages
  • $15; $12 members; $10 ages 7-17; $7 ages 7-17 members; free for ages 6 and under

Westbury House decorated for the season especially illuminated in the night’s special experience. Take a self-guided tour through the period rooms with enchanting floral decorations or greet Santa and have cookies and cider. A Christmas-themed concert performed by the Bethel Concert Choir is at 6:30pm is followed by a tree-lighting. This year, they are offering 2 sessions so that guests may have a more pleasant experience. Session 1 begins at 6pm and a concert at 6:30pm; Session II will begin at 7:30pm and the concert will be at 8pm. Guests attending both sessions will gather outside for the tree lighting at 7:30pm.

About Old Westbury Gardens

71 Old Westbury Road

Old Westbury , NY


    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.