Historic Wesley house at Eden Gardens State Park decorated for the holidays, Candlelight Tour Dec. 19

December 11, 2015

The Wesley house at Eden Gardens State Park is dressed up for the holidays. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
The Wesley house at Eden Gardens State Park is dressed up for the holidays. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Eden Gardens State Park and the Friends of Eden invite you to join them for a tour of the Wesley House through the holidays. All of the rooms of the historic home have been decorated with Christmas cheer, with each room decorated in a variety of different themes by local organizations.

Tours of the Wesley House are Thursday – Monday from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., every hour on the hour. The Christmas decorations will be up through Dec. 31. The rest of the park is open 7 days a week.

The Candlelight Open House will be Saturday, December 19, from 5 – 8 pm.

Donations to the Friends of Eden Gardens are welcome and appreciated.  
Fees: Admission fees to the park and the event are waived.
 Contact: (850) 267-8320. ::MAP::

Decorations this year are provided by:

Jacque Wright and Angela Atkinson of Jacque Wright Designs decorating the Downstairs entryway, Upstairs hallway, and the staircase with the theme of “Deck the Halls.”

Anna Lisa Daniel of “Clay” on 30A “Make a Joyful Song this Christmas” on the sun porch.

Members of Green Thumb Garden Club of Santa Rosa Beach “Invite you to a Christmas Garden Party” in the parlor.

Russ Barley and Tim Ard of Emerald Coast Flowers and Gifts bring “Christmas Elegance” to the dining room.

Members of the Pt. Washington Historical Society “A Victorian Christmas Tea” in the library.

Going up the stairway decorated by Jacque Wright Designs, the upstairs sun porch is “Frozen in Time” by the Seagrove Garden Club.

Ali Weil has decorated the Blue Bedroom with “Winter Blooms”.

Across the hall, in the Pink Bedroom, Tara Stacey has created “A Child’s Christmas Dream.”

Moving on down the “Deck the Halls,” is the children’s bedroom by the youngest members of our decorating team – the children of South Walton Montessori Academy with the theme of “A Children’s Christmas.”

And finally to the Red Bedroom, where Park Specialist, Lynda Smith has created a “Victorian Red.”

Members of Pt. Washington Historical Society will once more set up all the luminaries – the supplies for the luminaries are made possible thru the generous support of Red Bar’s Ollie & Louie Petit, Bud & Alley’s Dave Rauschkolb, and Cafe Thirty-A’s Harriet Crommelin.

This yearly event is sponsored by Florida Park Services and the Friends of Eden – donations to the Friends will be appreciated.

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