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Ring in the season with new Holiday Belles House Tour
Posted: November 6, 2018

Holiday bells will be ringing as Edsel & Eleanor Ford House takes visitors back to the society scene of the 1960s with the unveiling of the historic home’s Holiday Belles tour, Nov. 23 through Jan.6.
 
The spotlight of the new tour will be a look back at the series of holiday receptions Eleanor Ford hosted during the 1960s to honor her granddaughters in advance of their debutante seasons.
 
The tour features re-creations of some of the most memorable holiday décor from the receptions, including Christmas trees suspended from the barrel-vaulted ceiling of the grand Gallery.
 
 
The decorations were meticulously re-created based on archival photographs, newspaper articles, family scrapbooks and oral histories. In addition to hearing details about the receptions, visitors will also get a glimpse into how the Fords entertained at the estate and Ford family Christmas traditions.
 
TOURS
Holiday Belles house tours begin Friday, Nov. 23 and will continue through Sunday, Jan. 6. The Museum Shop in the Historic Garage will be open during tour times, offering a selection of unique holiday gifts for purchase. 
 
Tours are available noon to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
 
TICKETS
Tickets for evening tours can be purchased in advance online here. Daytime tickets are available onsite, first come, first served, no reservations.
 
Tickets cost $12 for adults, $11 for seniors, $8 for children ages 6 to 12, free for children 5 and younger, and free for Ford House members.
 
 
For more information on the tour and the receptions, please visit holidaybelles.fordhouse.org.
 
Please note: This year, we are shifting our focus to holiday celebrations inside the home. With the construction of our new buildings in full swing, we are currently unable to host a lighted walk event. We hope you enjoy this fun -- and historically accurate -- snapshot of the holidays inside the Ford family home.
 

 

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