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Holidays in the Manor House Opens December 5 at Wildwood Preserve

Posted Nov 25th, 2015 by Scott Carpenter  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Community Interest, Events, Toledo.com

 

Dates: December 5-13
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day
Admission: Free

Ring in the holidays this year at one of northwest Ohio’s most festive celebrations. For 40 years, community volunteers have decorated the Manor House at Wildwood Preserve Metropark. Take a free tour of the home and see why nearly 20,000 people make Holidays in the Manor House a family tradition.

Make S’mores
Stop at The Andersons Welcome Tent and make s’mores over an open fire on the way to or from the Manor House.

Donate Hats, Gloves For Kids
Guests are invited to bring donations of new harts, scarves and gloves to place on the Mitten Tree. Items collected will be donated to local children in need. The Mitten Tree is an annual project of Volunteers In Parks.

NEW
Holidays In The Hall
Complete your visit to Wildwood Preserve at Metroparks Hall, just a short walk from the Manor House. Bring your family and friends to warm up and enjoy hot or cold beverages and food while enjoying family friendly activities and decorations. Food will be available from a local food truck.

NEW
Carriage Rides
Take a leisurely ride through scenic Wildwood Preserve aboard a carriage pulled by Molly and Sally — the mule team from Providence. This new experience is being offered Dec. 5, 6, 12 & 13 to make your visit to Holidays in the Manor House even more memorable. Cost: $6/person (children under 5 free if they sit on an adult’s lap). Make reservation online atMetroparksToledo.com.

Also At Wildwood
Free open house events (east entrance to the park)

Victorian Christmas at Oak Grove School
December 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Holiday Traditions at Oak Grove School
December 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

About the Manor House
The 30,000-square-foot home and surrounding property were purchased after the passage of a 0.5-mill property tax levy on the November, 1974 ballot. The former estate of Robert Stranahan, co-owner of the Champion Spark Plug Co., was destined to become a subdivision, prompting a citizens’ campaign to preserve the property as a public park. Today, Wildwood Preserve is the busiest of the 12 Metroparks, welcoming more than 1 million visitors a year.

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