We visited the Henry B. Plant Museum for Tampa’s Victorian Christmas Stroll.

Last year I blogged extensively about the historic Tampa Bay Hotel which is now a part of the University of Tampa, so if you’d like more of the history you can find that post by clicking here.

The Plant museum describes the event… 

“Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel during the Henry B. Plant Museum’s Victorian Christmas Stroll.  Allowing visitors a glimpse of Christmas past, the event runs every day from December 1st – 23rd, 10 am – 8 pm daily (last ticket sold at 7:30 pm).

During the Victorian Christmas Stroll, visitors will explore the Museum transformed by Christmas trees ranging in height from a few inches to more than 14 feet, 40,000 lights, and hundreds of feet of garland.  Decorations include vintage fashions, antique toys, locally sourced cigar boxes, and fanciful ornaments.

The Victorian Christmas Stroll celebrates the warmth and spirit of an old fashioned holiday.  Complimentary cider and cookies will be served on the veranda each day while holiday music floats through the air. ”

The architecture is stunning.

Free Gingerbread cookies and hot apple cider on the veranda. Yummy!

The kids were checking to see if they were on the naughty list.

I never knew… Neat!

So beautiful. Even with a few lights out…

The Barbershop Quartet was wonderful!

I love the Sherlock Holmes themed tree. I don’t know if you can see them too clearly, but they used pipes as ornaments. Pretty clever!

We had a great time, and are looking forward to more Christmas fun!

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Holiday Season!