Historic Mansion Celebrates Its 183rd Christmas With Spectacular Decorations (Photos)
There's never been a warmer time inside these doors than now, the first Christmas at Piccadilly Place.
Well, with the building nearing its 184th birthday, it's hardly the first Christmas to be seen here. However, this year marks the first holiday season after its 18 month renovation into a venue for those who wish to celebrate here.
To pull off a scheme of holiday decor fit for the occasion, we enlisted the help of Kimberly's to decorate the mansion.
Keep reading to peek behind the scenes of the process.
Five festive people armed with trees and trimmings transformed the space over 2 1/2 days.
Stefanie Nave, who led the project, shared that they used 6 Christmas trees, over 350 ornaments, over 375 decorative picks, over 350 feet of garland to achieve the complete look.
Stefanie says of her inspiration,
"The main floor colors were inspired by the blue in the furniture and the desire for tradition. So, I brought in Nutcrackers for mantles with plaid and navy ribbon and plaid with red, green, and blue ornaments and picks."
Of them all, Stefanie's favorite tree is in the ballroom. She says,
"Upstairs we wanted a 9 foot flocked tree so I pictured light blue, white and gold to make it shimmer. All decorations and garland were flocked with lights [and] plush light blue ribbon with gold trim. [We used] gold and white magnolia picks and blue and gold ornaments. Accented by flocked garland, gold angels, and gold lanterns on mantles in the main room."
Fun and playful surprises greet you in both the lower level Groom's Tavern and the top floor Bridal Suite.
The bar-themed tree in the tavern has assorted glass ornaments of frosty beer, decanters of whisky, and Santas holding martinis. Upstairs, in the Bridal Suite, a literal bubble bath overflows with pearlescent, silver, and blue orbs and tulle.
Carolers from the Winchester Little Theater - Photo: Jeff Taylor
We were honored to be a part of the Preservation of Historic Winchester's 45th Annual Holiday House Tour to debut the beautifully decorated mansion.
Since then, we've had the pleasure of seeing a black-tie company holiday party, a happy hour for friends and family, and a family Christmas dinner celebrated under this roof.
Cheers to this one and many more to come!
Reserve your spot: ask us about hosting your 2022 holiday celebration at Piccadilly Place.