MOULTONBOROUGH — The Lucknow mansion, at Castle in the Clouds, is getting decked out for its big post season event, Christmas at the Castle, November 22-24, and November 29 to December 1.
Tom and Olive Plant lived at Lucknow from 1914 through 1941 and their elegant mansion will be decorated for the season to reflect those times. This is a magical event, from the giant Christmas tree with vintage ornaments to the seasonal music wafting through the rooms.
On Friday November 22, Tom Robinson, Jazz pianist, will play Christmas favorites. Saturday the Tom Robinson Jazz Trio will add to the festivities. On Sunday November 24, Noelle Baudin and Siena Kaplan, a piano & violin duo, will offer traditional and Celtic Christmas music. The following weekend Tom Robinson and Noelle Baudin will return along with the Children's Choir of Sandwich.
The Castle's Gift Shop, where tickets will be purchased, will be open with a variety of souvenirs and gifts. At the Carriage House, crafters will "deck the stalls" to help with early Christmas shopping. A buffet lunch will be available for $20 per person in the Winnipesaukee Room, with its panoramic view of Lake Winnipesaukee and the distant mountains, beginning to be dressed in their winter white.
Admission for Christmas at the Castle is $20 adults and seniors, $10 youth age 5-17, $15 for Friends of the Castle. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the last tickets sold at 2:30. Access is by Ossipee Park Road. This event is weather permitting, call 603-476-5900 for more information. Christmas at the Castle is sponsored by Infinger Insurance.