Posted Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Three Day Event: THIS Friday through Sunday

The 2019 Holly Walk, a long-standing Morris County tradition, starts THIS Friday and runs through Sunday, Dec. 8, offering visitors a chance to visit seven historic sites that are decorated for the upcoming Christmas holidays. The event requires just one admission ticket for all sites in Morristown, Madison, and Parsippany.Annual Holly Walk: Three Days of Holiday Tradition at Seven Decorated Morris Sites Dec. 6-8

Holly Walk 2019 will provide an historical overview of the celebration of Christmas from Colonial days to the present. Each site will featuring decorations authentic to its building’s time period.

Ticket holders can visit the sites Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 6, 7 and 8.  Days and times of operation vary according to location. Schedules and maps will be given out with each ticket purchase.

Participating sites:

  • The Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall in Morristown
  • The Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park
  • Historic Speedwell in Morristown
  • Macculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown
  • The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison
  • The Schuyler-Hamilton House n Morristown
  • The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Parsippany

Annual Holly Walk: Three Days of Holiday Tradition at Seven Decorated Morris Sites Dec. 6-8Each site will offer something special for visitors in addition to being decorated authentically to its time period.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains will be decorated for a 1910s Christmas. Guest artisans will demonstrate beadwork and candle making. Visitors can tour their current exhibit “The American Arts & Crafts Chair: A Message of Honesty and Joy”.

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts in Madison will host a Craft and Trade Show where Holly Walk guests can watch local artisans produce unique products and gifts for the holiday season. Refreshments will be served. Christmas decorations will reflect early 20th century style.

Visitors to Historic Speedwell in Morristown will see the historic Vail House decorated for a mid-19th century Christmas. The 1849 Carriage House will host a dance space with festive evergreen décor and replica Currier and Ives prints.  Activities will include a scavenger hunt, dance instruction, live music and a games and crafts area.  Have your picture taken while seated in an historic sleigh.  A special “wassailing” activity is planned.

Ford Mansion at Morristown National Historical Park and Schuyler-Hamilton House will feature decorations of the Colonial period, while Macculloch Hall Historical Museum will present early and mid 19th century décor.  Acorn Hall will feature Victorian decorations of the mid to late 19th century.

All the gift shops will offer unique merchandise, some handcrafted and locally sourced, so bring your holiday gift lists and support the preservation of local Morris County historic sites.Annual Holly Walk: Three Days of Holiday Tradition at Seven Decorated Morris Sites Dec. 6-8

Tickets are $30 per person through Dec. 5, and $35 if purchased DEc. 6-8. The can be purchased online through morristourism.org or Eventbrite.com, or from the Morris County Tourism Bureau, 6 Court Street, Morristown.  For more information call: 973-631-5151.

Holly Walk is underwritten by Normandy Partners, NJM Insurance Group, Jeanne and Joe Goryeb, Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center, the Washington Association of New Jersey and media partner nj.com.