Sunday, December 31, 2017

Photo Blogging Challenge (December 2017): Holly Jolly

For a number of years we have talked about going to Stan Hwyet's "Deck the Hall" Christmas event.  We finally made it earlier this month, and it was spectacular!  Over one million lights decorated the property.  We will definitely be back next year.

The large trees in front of the Manor House had snow flakes hung high up in the top branches.  They looked beautiful alongside the year's only full supermoon.

The Music Room had multiple trees and numerous other decorations.

Stan Hwyet is staffed mostly by volunteers, without whom the place could not function.  This gentleman was directing to flow of visitors inside the house and was answering questions as well.

One of the many decorated Christmas trees inside the house.  Each one seemed to be prettier than the last.  This one is in the Great Hall.

The house and lights shined brightly in the reflecting pool. 

Bonus: There is a courtyard by the Carriage House that was setup to look like an old village square.  A large, decorated Christmas tree was set in the center and little chalets surrounded it, selling all sorts of treats.  In the window of the Carriage House was decorated to look like a bake shop.  The children seemed to love it.
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  1. Glad you had an amazing experience at Stan Hwyet's, looks like a magical place to be at Christmastime!
    Wait, are you saying there was a super moon in December, and there will be another one in January?

    Happy new year!

  2. I followed your helpful link to go learn about Stan Hwyet's, which I'd never heard of before. Now you've inspired me to go visit Calgary's Lougheed House next holiday season, when it's all decked out. Seems like you enjoyed seeing Christmas decorations somewhat authentic to the period. The many decorated trees are lovely.