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December 11, 2018                              Victorian Christmas Stroll              


Take a step back in time and experience the holidays as they were in the Victorian era. The Henry B. Plant Museum at the University of Tampa transforms their already elaborate and timeless space into an extraordinarily beautiful and elaborate Christmas dream called The Victorian Christmas Stroll. This vintage Christmas experience transports guests to an elegant time full of towering twinkling trees, classic toys, warm sparkling cider, and carolers roaming the grounds singing your favorite holiday tunes.

The museum’s fourteen rooms are adorned with strands of beautiful garland, tiny Christmas trees and some not so tiny Christmas trees sparkling and glittering with ornate ornaments. Each room has a unique theme and decorated with the traditions of Christmas that you can peruse at your leisure on the self-guided tour. Enjoy your holiday journey as you stroll the property with your complimentary warm spiced cider and cookies as the thousands of colorful lights turn each room into a holiday delight.

Take time to stroll outside the museum where you will find over 14,000 Christmas lights shining proudly onto the many smiling faces or sing along with the talented carolers roaming the property during your visit. Be prepared to hear your classic holiday favorites!

Make sure to top off your timeless festivities at the museum’s gift shop for special gifts unique to the Victorian time. Gifts like Christmas ornaments, candies, chocolates, classic toys and collectibles are just a few of the items for purchase. The shop also carries handmade jewelry, artwork, women’s, and children’s fashions supporting local artisans.

The Henry B. Plant museum is located on the campus of the University of Tampa, 401 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33606 near downtown. The Victorian Stroll runs through December 23, 2018, Monday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the door.  



 

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