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Beautiful decorations will fill the Alexander Mansion for "Holiday Elegance" presented by The Dallas Woman's Forum. Photo by Nancy Kratzer.

“Holiday Elegance” at The Alexander Mansion

Candlelight Preview November 30

Holiday Home Tour December 1-4

European Tea Room December 7-10/14-18


Once again, the stately 1904 C. H. Alexander Mansion, one of the city’s oldest residences, will be dressed in its best finery for “Holiday Elegance” with a “Candlelight Preview” on November 30 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, "Holiday Home Tour" from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on December 1-4, and the “European Tea Room” at 12:00 noon on December 7-10 and 14-18.

The huge Christmas trees with newly added decorations are guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.

At the Candlelight Preview, led by Honorary Chairman Virginia Cook, guests can enjoy the Mansion’s  sparkling, twinkling decorations in the evening, a champagne supper, Victorian carolers, door prizes and shopping in the boutique to kick off the holiday season. Tickets are $75.

Tickets to the Holiday Home Tour, beginning December 1, will include tours of the historic Alexander Mansion, one of only two remaining mansions on Ross Avenue built at the turn of the 20th century, access to the specialty boutique upstairs where 20 merchants offer unique gift items for purchase, a chance to enter a drawing for one-of-a kind items ($5/ticket), and a selection of handmade baked goods to purchase at The Bake Sale and take home with you. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

In addition, guests can enjoy a delicious lunch of soup, a gourmet salad or sandwich, dessert and a beverage in the Holiday Bistro served daily from 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Bistro tickets are $15 in advance and include lunch, beverage and dessert. Reservations are required.  Tickets will be held at the door.

Admission to the Tour and Boutique and reservations for the Holiday Bistro can be made by calling 214-823-4533 or at

“Holiday Elegance” will continue with the “European Tea Room” which will have one seating at 12 noon on December 7-10 and 14-18. Guests will enjoy a three-course tea of sweet and savory treats, champagne, and the Forum’s private label Caramel Almond Bliss.  (See menu below.)  Reservations are $50, inclusive of tea, champagne and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at or by calling 214-823-4533.

“As one of the oldest residences in Dallas, The C.H. Alexander Mansion is a city treasure that is truly beautiful during the holidays.  It is a magical setting for creating special memories.  This has become a wonderful holiday tradition for Dallas families and visitors,” said Linda Turner, President.

Proceeds of the Holiday Home tour, Holiday Bistro and European Tea Room will benefit the preservation of the C.H. Alexander Mansion and the charities of The Dallas Woman’s Forum: Landauer ChildCareGroup Center, Alley’s House and Birdie Alexander School.

The Alexander Mansion is located at 4607 Ross Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204.

Holiday European Tea Room Menu


Tomato Basil Soup

Egg Salad Tea Sandwich

“Some Like It Hot” Pimento Cheese topped with Strawberry Jam

Cucumber Tea Sandwich garnished with Sour Cream and Dill

Ham & Gruyère Cheese Puff Pastry

Broccoli-Raisin Salad


White Chocolate Cranberry Scone with Devonshire Cream

Gingerbread Tea Muffin


Pecan Tartlet

Lemon Bar

Shortbread Cookie

Chocolate Dipped Long Stemmed Cherry


Caramel Almond Bliss

(Private Label of the Dallas Woman’s Forum)

Catered by The Chocolate Angel

Tickets $50 (Tea, champagne, & gratuity included)

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