Go Wild! At the Felt
The holidays seem a long way off – considering we’ve just entered autumn. But we are looking ahead to this year’s exciting holiday season. This year’s theme is GO WILD! at the Felt– in honor of Dorr Felt’s zoo present at the estate in the 1920’s.
We will kick off our GO WILD! holiday season on Saturday, December 9, 2017, noon – 2:00 p.m., with our annual Winterfest – a free family-fun day at the Felt Estate. With face-painting, horse-drawn wagon rides, self-guided tours of the mansion, and a free lunch — this is a wonderful event for the whole family. No admission charge. As an added bonus: This year we are partnering with the Outdoor Discovery Center. At the carriage house, a naturalist from ODC will give a talk and demonstration about wildlife in our area. Kids will love to see and touch the animals! (All other events will be at the mansion).
Thursday evening, December 14, is an intimate concert featuring Brian VanderArk (from Verve Pipe fame) along with our annual Taste and Tour event. We are calling this event “Wine and Dine with Brian.” This is one of our most popular events at the Felt Estate! Join us for this fun wine-tasting evening. This will be a ticketed event and tickets will go on sale online November 1, 2017. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Guided tour of the mansion with director Patty Meyer begins at 6:00 p.m. $40.00 per person includes a free wine glass, wine, concert, and light hors d’oeuvres. Concert begins at 7:00. Event ends at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday evening, December 23 will be “Brews with the Bloomquists.” This is a beer-and-cider-tasting event with a folk music concert by Ruth and Max Bloomquist. This will be a ticketed event and tickets will go on sale online November 1, 2017. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Guided tour of the mansion with director Patty Meyer begins at 6:00 p.m. $30.00 per person includes beer and cider, concert, and light hors d’oeuvres. Concert begins at 7:00. Event ends at 9:00 p.m.
And, of course, throughout December we have both guided and self-guided tours. Self-guided tours are Mondays through Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. beginning December 11. Self-guided tours are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors 62 and older, and students. Children 12 and under are always free. Daytime guided tours are Sunday afternoons, December 10 and 17, at 2:00; and Evening guided tours are December 15, 16, 21, 22, 28, 29, and 30 at 6:00 p.m. and on New Year’s Day at 2:00 p.m. Guided tours are $20 for adults; $15 for seniors 62 and older, and students. Children 12 and under are always free. ALWAYS consult the online calendar on the tour page of the website. If tours are cancelled due to inclement weather, you will find the notice on this page – http://www.feltmansion.org/go-wild-felt-holiday-season-2017/
Note: Free passes are good for regular self-guided and guided tours (not for special events).
We are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.
Events listed on the calendar below are community events, public tours, and volunteer opportunities – Private mansion rentals are not listed on this calendar. For updated information, always consult the calendar before attending a public tour or event. For information on the availability for rentals, please call or e-mail a rental coordinator at 616.335.3050 or firstname.lastname@example.org.