Candlelight Tour December 2
Holiday Home Tour December 3-6
European Tea Room December 9-13/16-19
At The Alexander Mansion
The stately 1904 C. H. Alexander Mansion, one of the city’s oldest residences, will be dressed in its holiday best for its annual celebration, “Christmas Magic,” with a "Holiday Home Tour" from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on December 3-6, and the “European Tea Room” at 12:00 noon on December 9-13 and 16-19, presented by The Dallas Woman’s Forum. (December 9 is already sold out!)
The huge Christmas trees and beautiful decorations that will fill the Alexander Mansion to create “Christmas Magic” are guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.
New this year! The Candlelight Tour on December 2 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm will give a sneak peek into the Mansion to enjoy the sparkling, twinkling decorations in the evening. The festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting at 5:45 pm to open the beautiful beveled glass doors of the Mansion. Honorary Chairperson Suzanne Palmlund will be joined by the Candlelight Co-Chairs Venise Stuart and Holly Hall, Woman’s Forum President Linda Turner, and Committee Members Glenna Taite, Sally Molinari and Nikki Hanegan to make the official snip.
Guests will be treated to a festive evening of delicious bites and champagne; a Harpist and Christmas Carolers will create holiday spirit, and door prizes will add to the fun. The Holiday Boutique will be open for everyone’s shopping pleasure and the merchants will be present to assist in making Christmas gift purchases. Tickets for this fundraiser to help restore the historic Alexander Mansion are $75 and may be purchased at the door or on online at www.dallaswomansform.org. Each Candlelight ticket may be exchanged that evening only for one weekend Home Tour ticket. Cocktail Attire.
The “Christmas Magic” Holiday Home Tour will begin the next day, December 3. Home Tour tickets 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, $12 at the door, and $5 for children.
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 www.dallaswomansforum.org.
“Christmas Magic” will continue with the “European Tea Room” which will have one seating at 12 noon on December 9-13 and 16-19. (December 9 is already sold out!) Guests will enjoy a three-course tea of sweet and savory treats, champagne, and two flavorful teas, Blue Ambrosia and the Forum’s private label Caramel Almond Bliss. (The menu is below.) Reservations are $50, inclusive of tea, champagne and gratuity. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.dallaswomansforum.org 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.
ABOUT THE DALLAS WOMAN’S FORUM
Founded in 1906, The Dallas Woman’s Forum, a 501(c)3, is a century-old organization with a distinguished history of service to the City of Dallas. It is made up of notable professional and civic women leaders who are dedicated to the renovation and maintenance of the Forum’s home, the historic Alexander Mansion on Ross Avenue.
The mansion was built by C.H. Alexander in 1904 and is now one of only two surviving examples (the other being the Belo Mansion) of the majestic residences that once lined the avenue. After passing through two additional owners, it was purchased by The Dallas Woman’s Forum in 1930.
For information, call (214) 823-4533, or visit www.dallaswomansforum.org.
Holiday European Tea Room Menu
Tomato Basil Soup
Smoked Salmon Mousse in Cucumber Cup
“Some Like It Hot” Pimento Cheese on Butter Cracker
Topped with Strawberry Preserves
Spinach Artichoke Palmier
Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Almonds
White Chocolate Cranberry Scone with Devonshire Cream
Pink Arctic Freeze Salad
Red Velvet Truffle Bar
Thumbprint Cookie Trimmed with Holly Leaf
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)