Experience the joy and wonder of the holiday season at Historic Rosemont’s annual Christmas Open House. The event is set for Sunday, December 19 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 16 Rosemont Manor Lane in Berryville, Va. Visitors will see the historic manor as well the Rosemont Springs barn, both decorated for the holidays.
Guests are encouraged to stop by the Carriage House for light refreshments and to visit with representatives from seven non-profit organizations. This year we have partnered with the following organizations:
- Aids Response Effort
- Blue Ridge Hospice
- Clarke County Education Foundation
- The Laurel Center
- Sinclair Health Clinic
- Winchester Rescue Mission
Visitors can make a donation to any of these participating organizations while at the event. The Winchester Rescue Mission will be accepting non-perishable food items, as well as these high-need items – laundry detergent, cases of water, men’s and women’s thermals, women’s pajamas, gas gift cards, CVS and Walgreens gift cards (used to offset medication costs), and waterproof men’s and women’s gloves.
“It’s a pleasure to support seven wonderful non-profit organizations through our Christmas Open House event,” said the owner of Historic Rosemont, Biff Genda. “After a year of uncertainty, the Rosemont staff is excited to come together once more to help several local charities. We encourage the community to visit not only to see the holiday décor but to celebrate the season of giving with a donation to one of the participating organizations.”
This year’s décor theme is “Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child.” Michael Haymaker, Director of Weddings and Design, said he wanted to showcase the things children find most impressive at Christmastime – nutcrackers, trains under the tree, red and green and gold ornaments, and multicolored lights.
“When we were little, and after we had our pajamas on, we would sit in front of the tree and become mesmerized by the lights and the sheer joy of what the season brings,” said Haymaker. “This year at Rosemont we wanted to celebrate the joy and the happiness of the past because of what we went through last year.”
Haymaker added we should carry the joy of Christmas in our hearts all year long.
“It’s not about the gifts,” he said. “It should be centered on family, those that are with us, and those that have crossed over. This year let us all unite in fellowship and in joy, and keeping in mind what the season is all about. Christmas at Rosemont this year will be magical, whimsical, and teaching us once again to view life through the eyes of a child.”
Tickets for Rosemont’s Christmas Open House are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children 5 and younger. Tickets are available at the door. For more information contact Historic Rosemont at 540-955-2834. We can’t wait to see you there!