Holidays at Reynolda Features Candlelight Tours, Decorations, and Exclusive Overnight Packages

"Reynolda House Museum of American Art will celebrate the 2014 holiday season with decorations throughout the historic house, after-hours candlelight tours, a performance by the Carolina Brass and a play by Truman Capote.
Through Dec. 31, the historic 1917 home of R.J. and Katharine Reynolds will be decorated with magnolia leaves, nandina berries, and other natural greenery inspired by the decorations that Katharine Reynolds might have used. Holiday greeting cards from the museum archives will be on display, and carols will be played on the original Aeolian organ Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons at approximately 2:45 p.m. Group sales for tours of the museum for eight or more visitors are available at a discount admission rate. Call 336.758.5394 to arrange a guided tour during the holiday season.
New this year, starting Dec. 4, the museum will display a full place setting of Katharine Smith Reynolds’s Tiffany & Co. china in the historic house’s dining room.
Candlelight tours of the historic house will be Thursday Dec. 4, Friday Dec. 5 and Saturday Dec. 6. Tours begin on the half-hour from 5 to 8 p.m., are guided by museum staff and docents, and feature stories about the Reynolds family holiday traditions, period decorations and an organist playing carols on the historic home’s original Aeolian organ.
The ticket price for the candlelight tours includes light refreshments and live entertainment each night by a children’s chorus. Tickets for the candlelight guided tour are $15 for members and students (18 and under) and $20 for non-members. Advance purchase is recommended.
Reynolda House will present the popular Carolina Brass for a holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. From the elegance and grace of classical pieces to the hard-driving sound of the Big Band era, Carolina Brass takes audiences on a musical sleigh ride through favorites of the season. Formed in 1997, the group engages the audience through humor and virtuosity infused throughout their performance. Admission is $15, $10 for members and students.
Finally, a longstanding Reynolda House holiday tradition returns, the one-woman play “A Christmas Memory” on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. Children and adults are sure to be warmed by Truman Capote’s tale of his own humble childhood holiday traditions. Admission is $15, $10 for members and students.
Advance purchase to all holiday events is recommended; tickets are on sale now at or by calling 336.758.5150.
For visitors looking for an overnight getaway for the holidays, Reynolda House is partnering with Old Salem Museums & Gardens to offer the “Make Your Holidays Historic” package. Visitors can choose from two accommodations—the Graylyn Estate or Historic Brookstown Inn —and included in the package is admission to both Reynolda House and Old Salem, along with several added amenities. For more information on the package and to book, visit

About Reynolda House
Reynolda House Museum of American Art is one of the nation’s premier American art museums, with masterpieces by Mary Cassatt, Frederic Church, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe and Gilbert Stuart among its collection. Affiliated with Wake Forest University, Reynolda House features changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, classes, film screenings and other events. The museum is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the historic 1917 estate of Katharine Smith Reynolds and her husband, Richard Joshua Reynolds, founder of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Reynolda House and adjacent Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda Village feature a spectacular public garden, dining, shopping and walking trails. For more information, please visit or call 336.758.5150. Connect at or @CurateReynolda."

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