Holidays at the Manor House Goes Virtual December 1-13

The 45th annual Holidays at the Manor House is going virtual in 2020.

While the ongoing health emergency precludes public tours this year, creative volunteers are already at work decorating the house top to bottom as usual, and you will be able to enjoy the displays in photos and videos.

A variety of digital content will be released on this page and social media between December 1 and 13. Each day a different area of the fully decorated Manor House will be highlighted along with special holiday performances featuring local musicians.

Holidays at the Manor House has been driven by volunteers since the earliest days of Wildwood. Not only do volunteers decorate the 30,000-square-foot house, but in typical years volunteers serve as stationary guides, welcoming and directing visitors on the self-guided tour of 32 displays.

The process of decorating the stately mansion begins almost a year in advance when decorators submit proposals for displays to a committee, which makes the final selection. This year, decorators were asked to incorporate a Metroparks theme into each display. 


Additional Holiday Programs

Holiday Tree Climbing 
Wildwood Preserve, East Entrance
Take this festive season to new heights with our annual holiday tree climbing experience! The Wildwood Preserve climbing tree will be lit up with lights and holiday decorations and climbers will use headlamps as they climb. Metroparks staff will also provide a fire and hot cocoa. All participants and staff must wear masks and abide by proper social distancing guidelines for the duration of the program. Participants must bring their own mask. Fee: $30

Saturday, December 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m. 
Wednesday, December 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. [Waiting List
Wednesday, December 16, 5:30 to 7 p.m. [Waiting List]
Saturday, December 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m. [Waiting List]
Saturday, December 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m. [Waiting List]

Holiday Walk
Wednesday, December 25
Wildwood Preserve, Metz Visitor Center
Celebrate the beauty and peacefulness of season as you enjoy a walk to observe some gifts of nature. Warm up afterwards with a cup of sassafras tea. All participants and staff must wear masks and abide by proper social distancing guidelines for the duration of the program. Participants must bring their own mask. Free

Session 1: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. [Waiting List]

Session 2: 4 to 5 p.m. [Waiting List]


For more than 40 years, volunteers have decorated the grand mansion at Wildwood Preserve as a holiday gift to the community.

 

 

Give the gift of Metroparks this Holiday season [details
 

 

 

Holidays at the Manor House Virtual Content - Activities

Download the History of the Manor House Mouse

Download the Manor House Mouse and hide it among your very own decorations.

For years visitors to Holidays as the Manor House have played along with Holiday Teasers or Scavenger Hunts. [Download] This year is no different! Play along while watching our virtual Holidays 2020. [View]


Holidays at the Manor House Virtual Content - Videos


Decorator Daze: Volunteers

 


Decorator Daze: Generations


Time-Lapsed video decorating the Tree Climbing Tree at Wildwood Preserve.
 


Decorator Daze: Night Before Paris


Decorator Daze: Labor of Love


Decorator Daze: Holidays 101

 


Virtual 360 Tour of Holidays at the Manor House


Decorator Daze: Stories


Decorator Daze: 10-Year Decorating Veteran


Decorator Daze: Holiday Magic


Holidays at the Manor House Virtual Content - Musical Performances brought to you by The Andersons, Metroparks Toledo Foundation and Metroparks Members.


Musical Performance by Toledo Opera Resident Artist- Andrew Payne


Musical Performance by William Garbe


Musical Performance by Keith Hamen


Musical Performance by Christine Stammer


Musical Performance by Vivienne Sommerfield


Musical Performance by Christine Stammer


Musical Performance by William Garbe


Musical Performance by Grace Wipfli and Emily Morin


Holidays at the Manor House Virtual Content - Promotional Videos


Holidays at the Manor House Virtual Content - Room Photos