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Each year during the winter holiday season, Whitehall's first floor is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with historically accurate greenery, trimmings, and ribbons. The focal point is a 16-foot-tall Christmas Tree in the Grand Hall, adorned with colored electrical "fairy" lights and traditional Gilded Age-style ornaments. The home's exterior as well as the historic front gate are also decorated with festive wreaths, ribbons, and greenery.

Holiday decorations are on display from late November through early January.


Christmas Tree Lighting 2011 RGB 72Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities
December 4, 2022
12 to 5 pm

Free with Museum admission

The holiday season begins at Whitehall with a gathering on the first Sunday of December to light the Grand Hall Christmas Tree. The day will be filled with holiday cheer.  Festive music will be played on the Odell organ and Steinway piano, there will be a special choir performance, refreshments will be served, and Santa Claus willl make an appearance!  Henry Flagler's youngest descendants will light the Museum's 16-foot tall Grand Hall Christmas Tree and the Museum Store will be open for holiday shopping.

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By Gary Hoover, Author and Journalist
2:30 p.m. Sunday, December 4, 2022

$15 per ticket for Members
$40 per ticket for non-members
Includes Museum Admission and Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities.

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The origins of many of our beloved American Christmas traditions can be traced back to the Gilded Age. This year’s Christmas at Whitehall program will feature a Special Holiday Lecture on the history of the National Biscuit Company and how Animal Crackers became Christmas tree ornaments.

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Holiday Evening Tours
December 19-22, 2022
Tours begin at 6:30 pm

$50 for Adults
$30 for Children ages 17 and under
Advance purchase required

Free for Legacy and Visionary level (2 tickets) and Whitehall Society Members (2 tickets)
plus 2 children

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Visitors will discover the wonder and magic of a Gilded Age Christmas while touring Whitehall at night. The property will be aglow for these holiday-themed, Docent-led group tours, lit by the original 1902 light fixtures inside Whitehall and sparkly fairy lights. Carolers in period costumes will perform in the Cocoanut Grove, and each guest will receive a traditional Christmas Cracker as a parting gift. 

Plan Your Visit


Christmas at Whitehall sponsored by:

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Santa visits the Flagler Museum and the organ in the Music Room.


Museum Store gift ideas

Shop in-person at the Museum Store for unique holiday decor and gifts.