Christmas at Cairnwood

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Christmas at Cairnwood

Enjoy the holiday season at Cairnwood Estate, a Gilded Age country house designed in the Beaux-Arts style by the renowned firm Carrerè & Hastings for industrialist John Pitcairn and his wife Gertrude in 1895. Guided Christmas tours include three floors decorated for the season by professional florists. Each year a dazzling two-story Christmas tree stands where one once stood at the turn of the century. Our annual Christmas exhibition Casual & Cultured: Three Generations of Day to Evening Attire includes elegant fashions worn by the ladies of the house. A festive holiday tea is served in the dining and billiard rooms.

Guided Holiday Tours

  • December, Tuesday through Sunday at 10:00am & 11:00am
  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • $15.00 adults, $12.00 seniors & students
  • Discounted rate available for holiday tea participants
  • Cairnwood Members Free
  • Reservations Required: 215.947-2004 ex 31

Self-Guided Tours


  • Sunday 9th and 16th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Wednesday 5th, 12th, & 19th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Thursday 6th, 13th, & 20th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm
  • $10.00 admission ~ Included with Holiday Tea participation

Holiday in the Historic District

During the month of December, guests are encouraged to enhance their visit to the Bryn Athyn Historic District by experiencing the Bryn Athyn Cathedral and Glencairn Museum. Visitors enjoy an array of holiday activities such as the World Nativities Exhibition and special Christmas services.  For a customized itinerary and to make a reservation contact: Lisa Parker-Adams, Director of History & Education, at or 215-947-2004, ext. 31.

Click here for more detailed information: Bryn Athyn Christmas Tour Packages_sm

Holiday Tea & Tours

Afternoon Tea is unmistakably a truly Victorian custom known worldwide, with origins in 19th century England. Celebrate the season & join us for tea and tours during our most sparkling time of year! Package includes the holiday tea, self-guided tour, & access to the annual gown exhibition.

  • Offered at 12:30pm weekly in December
    • Sundays 9 & 16
    • Wednesdays 5, 12, & 19
    • Thursdays 6, 13, & 20
  • $50/person ~ Reservations required

Menu includes: premium teas by master blender Harney & Sons, traditional tea sandwiches, soup du jour and seasonal salad, family style petit fours, and scones with clotted cream and jams.

Don’t miss Children’s Tea with Santa ~ Treat your little one to a delicious children’s tea menu accompanied by a festive activity, and keepsake photograph with Santa in front of the Christmas tree

  • Sunday, December 16 at 10:00am
  • $25/child; $50/adult ~ Reservations required

Know before you go

  • During the month of December, tour availability and hours of operation may be altered due to demand, weather, and private special events.
  • Some dates may not be available.
  • Reservations are required for Guided Tours and the Holiday Tea.
  • For a full listing of closed dates visit or call 215.947.2004.

View Cairnwood at Christmas