Upcoming Events

December 4, 2014

“All Is Bright” – Lighting of the Allerton Courtyard Tree

Start: December 4, 2014 4:00 PM
End: December 4, 2014 6:30 PM

4:00pm-5:45pm- “Nature’s Ornaments Workshop” in the carriage house at the mansion- Come and bring your family to a workshop where you will be guided by art teachers on how to create natural ornaments for the Allerton Tree. We’ll provide nature’s bounty of supplies for these handmade ornaments and you’ll provide your imagination and creativity to help create ornaments fit for the mansion’s Christmas tree! Light snacks and beverages provided to “hold you over” if you come from work or school! FREE to “creative kids” of all ages.

6:00pm- 6:30pm Lighting of the courtyard Christmas Tree (Come to one or both events) Be there when we light our live holiday tree in the mansion courtyard and ring in the season at Allerton Mansion! After the holidays, our tree will be planted in the Fu Dog Garden where it will reside for its lifetime~

December 12, 2014

Gingerbread Houses Go On Display

Start: December 12, 2014 9:00 AM
End: December 12, 2014 5:00 PM

9:00am-5:00pm-
No mansion would be complete at the holiday times without a Gingerbread House Display. Visit your favorite grocery or superstore to find all the gingerbread house basics for you, your family, your workplace team, your grandkids, or whoever wants to take on the challenge to display your holiday artwork at the mansion! On Friday, the 12th….bring in your display before 5pm and we will take pictures of your “building team” and we will find just the perfect spot for your holiday gingerbread house! Please call to register you or your group for the display so we can plan the spaces. (No fee is required, only your creativity!)

December 13, 2014

Allerton Mansion Holiday Open House

Start: December 13, 2014 10:00 AM
End: December 13, 2014 4:00 PM

Saturday- December 13, 2014 (10am-4pm)
The door to the mansion will open and welcome you back to our beautiful home. You may want to make your way to the Solarium first and start with fresh baked scones and hot tea, coffee, or cider. Next you just might want to stop a few minutes to listen to the piano player play some of your favorite holiday songs or you may want to step in on a “station” tour for 15 minutes or so in an area of the mansion you want to know more about. Of course, you won’t want to miss seeing the displays from the business owners in the gallery and even take home some of the goodies and treasures for your holiday table or guests! Last minute gift buying will be made easy for you when you see all of the wonderful options. By now if you are starting to smell something delicious in the air, you will be so glad you made reservations for the holiday luncheon that will be served in the dining room. Don’t delay though to make your reservations….because our seating times (11:30am or 1:30PM) will fill up quickly! Finally, before you leave, make a holiday memory and treat your family or friends to a horse and carriage ride around the park! The carriage holds up to 6 adults and the time slots will be 15 minutes or 30 minute. For more information about available seating times and dates, just call the Mansion at 217-333-3287.
Ticket prices for the Open House: (EARLY PURCHASE DISCOUNT up to November 15th is $8.00 for entry and $22.00 for entry AND luncheon) otherwise after the 15th: $12.00 per person for entry ONLY to the Mansion which includes scones & hot beverage, station tours of the mansion and preview of the holiday displays.
Ticket price for the Open House INCLUDING the holiday Luncheon: $27.00 per person- call to make your reservation today!
EXCLUSIVE group Horse and Carriage Rides for up to 6 people: $50.00 for 15 minutes or $85.00 for 30 minutes
Non-Exclusive group Horse and Carriage Rides includes a carriage with 6 people: $10.00 per person for 15 minutes

“A Holiday Affair”- Dinner at the Mansion

Start: December 13, 2014 6:00 PM
End: December 13, 2014 11:00 PM

Saturday, December 13th (6pm-11pm)
6:00pm cocktail hour begins / 7:00pm served dinner
You will feel like royalty when you attend our “Holiday Affair” four course dinner! Your evening begins with a classic wine and hor’dourves cocktail hour in the gallery. The warm glow of the fireplace, the holiday decorations and the acoustical guitarist will immediately put you in a festive mood for the evening! Your four course dinner will begin at 7pm in the old carriage house of years gone by and your taste buds will be simply delighted by the sumptuous “English style” meal served that will include Prosciutto wrapped Beef Wellington! Your servers who may look familiar, will be polished students from different clubs at Monticello high school. After three fabulous courses of dinner we head back to the Solarium and Gallery to an after dinner Mimosa bar, old fashioned martini bar, and a dessert bars that includes decadent chocolate desserts. To top off the evening guests will have exclusive previews of the business owner displays and last minute gifts to complete your Christmas table! The evening will be magical and an affair to remember!
Ticket prices: $75.00 per person (Early purchase discount of $65.00 per ticket by November 15th)

December 14, 2014

Allerton Mansion Holiday Open House

Start: December 14, 2014 10:00 AM
End: December 14, 2014 4:00 PM

Sunday- December 14, 2014 (10am-4pm)
The door to the mansion will open and welcome you back to our beautiful home. You may want to make your way to the Solarium first and start with fresh baked scones and hot tea, coffee, or cider. Next you just might want to stop a few minutes to listen to the piano player play some of your favorite holiday songs or you may want to step in on a “station” tour for 15 minutes or so in an area of the mansion you want to know more about. Of course, you won’t want to miss seeing the displays from the business owners in the gallery and even take home some of the goodies and treasures for your holiday table or guests! Last minute gift buying will be made easy for you when you see all of the wonderful options. By now if you are starting to smell something delicious in the air, you will be so glad you made reservations for the holiday luncheon that will be served in the dining room. Don’t delay though to make your reservations….because our seating times (11:30am or 1:30PM) will fill up quickly! Finally, before you leave, make a holiday memory and treat your family or friends to a horse and carriage ride around the park! The carriage holds up to 6 adults and the time slots will be 15 minutes or 30 minute. For more information about available seating times and dates, just call the Mansion at 217-333-3287.
Ticket prices for the Open House: (EARLY PURCHASE DISCOUNT up to November 15th is $8.00 for entry and $22.00 for entry AND luncheon) otherwise after the 15th: $12.00 per person for entry ONLY to the Mansion which includes scones & hot beverage, station tours of the mansion and preview of the holiday displays.
Ticket price for the Open House INCLUDING the holiday Luncheon: $27.00 per person- call to make your reservation today!
EXCLUSIVE group Horse and Carriage Rides for up to 6 people: $50.00 for 15 minutes or $85.00 for 30 minutes
Non-Exclusive group Horse and Carriage Rides includes a carriage with 6 people: $10.00 per person for 15 minutes

December 15, 2014

Allerton Mansion Holiday Open House

Start: December 15, 2014 10:00 AM
End: December 15, 2014 4:00 PM

Monday- December 15, 2014 (10am-4pm)
The door to the mansion will open and welcome you back to our beautiful home. You may want to make your way to the Solarium first and start with fresh baked scones and hot tea, coffee, or cider. Next you just might want to stop a few minutes to listen to the piano player play some of your favorite holiday songs or you may want to step in on a “station” tour for 15 minutes or so in an area of the mansion you want to know more about. Of course, you won’t want to miss seeing the displays from the business owners in the gallery and even take home some of the goodies and treasures for your holiday table or guests! Last minute gift buying will be made easy for you when you see all of the wonderful options. By now if you are starting to smell something delicious in the air, you will be so glad you made reservations for the holiday luncheon that will be served in the dining room. Don’t delay though to make your reservations….because our seating times (11:30am or 1:30PM) will fill up quickly! Finally, before you leave, make a holiday memory and treat your family or friends to a horse and carriage ride around the park! The carriage holds up to 6 adults and the time slots will be 15 minutes or 30 minute. For more information about available seating times and dates, just call the Mansion at 217-333-3287.
Ticket prices for the Open House: (EARLY PURCHASE DISCOUNT up to November 15th is $8.00 for entry and $22.00 for entry AND luncheon) otherwise after the 15th: $12.00 per person for entry ONLY to the Mansion which includes scones & hot beverage, station tours of the mansion and preview of the holiday displays.
Ticket price for the Open House INCLUDING the holiday Luncheon: $27.00 per person- call to make your reservation today!
EXCLUSIVE group Horse and Carriage Rides for up to 6 people: $50.00 for 15 minutes or $85.00 for 30 minutes
Non-Exclusive group Horse and Carriage Rides includes a carriage with 6 people: $10.00 per person for 15 minutes

December 20, 2014

Breakfast with Santa in the Carriage House

Start: December 20, 2014 9:00 AM
End: December 20, 2014 12:00 PM

Saturday- December 20, 2014 (9am-12:30pm)
(Two seating times for Breakfast- 9:00am or 10:30am)
This special event will begin with a yummy waffle bar with waffles, sausage links, juice or milk and all of the yummy waffle toppings that will delight kids of any ages! The next stop is a holiday craft station where pre-made cardboard trees or ornaments will be ready for imaginative kids to decorate and take home for display!
10:30am or 12:00noon- Then to punctuate the morning with a delightful memory for the kids, there will be a fun, kid focused holiday puppet show in our library! Santa will also be available to the children throughout the morning for those last minute requests before he makes his way to the North Pole ~~~ Call to register for this special time with Santa!
Ticket prices include breakfast and all of the activities of the morning: EARLY PURCHASE DISCOUNT by Nov. 15th $12.00 per person or after Nov. 15th- $15.00 per person for all kids 3yrs-99yrs old (Kids 2 and under are free!)