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Gilded Age Christmas Dinner at The Holladay House
December 16, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
One event on December 16, 2022 at 5:30 pm
Step back in time and enjoy a traditional late Victorian Christmas dinner in downtown Orange, Virginia! Come to the Holladay House this December and enjoy a Dickensian Christmas with an American twist!
Guests attending the Holladay House’s Gilded Age Christmas Dinners will enjoy:
Introduction to the Holladay House and Gilded Age* Christmas traditions
A four-course meal catered by Provisions Market Table of Orange consisting of:
– Sweet potato croquette & whole cranberry relish
– Creamy turtle soup
– Thyme-roasted duck with carrots, wild rice, herbed duck sauce
– Christmas pudding
Choice of Chateau MerrillAnne wines or sparkling apple juice
Period-appropriate parlor games
Seating is limited to eight guests per dinner.
The Gilded Age was not “gilded” for everyone, nor is Christmas a time of bounty for all our neighbors today. A portion of the proceeds from these dinners will go to the Orange County Children’s Toybox, a local nonprofit that has been giving gifts to good girls and boys since 1991.
* The term “Gilded Age” (1870-1900) was coined by Mark Twain as a criticism of conspicuous consumption by American nouveaux riches.
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