Dec 5, 2015
Deck the mausoleums with boughs of holly! On Saturday, Dec. 5 from noon to 4 p.m., Historic Oakland Foundation hosts A Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery, a unique seasonal celebration that is sure to become a beloved holiday tradition! Indulge in the seasonal spirit by enjoying holiday festivities at Oakland’s Bell Tower. Warm up with a cookie and cup of hot cocoa or wassail while listening to holiday standards performed by guitarist Matthias Young. Settle down for a reading of The Night Before Christmas or join Oakland’s youngest visitors in learning the art of the Victorian-era Dresden star ornament or pomander. Don’t forget to get a photo with jolly Saint Nick! All visitors will enjoy a 10 percent discount on holiday items in Oakland’s Visitors Center and Museum Shop. Give your loved ones a gift that can be enjoyed all year long – a Historic Oakland Foundation membership! Be sure to purchase one of our festive handcrafted balsam wreaths to bring a piece of Oakland home for the holidays.
Experience another side of Oakland with an exclusive guided walking tour of several of the cemetery’s magnificent mausoleums, which will be open and decorated for the holidays! Get a glimpse of these iconic stone structures while listening to the stories of the Oakland residents buried within. While A Victorian Holiday at Oakland is free, spaces are limited for the mausoleum tour. Mausoleum tour tickets are available in advance only, through TicketAlternative. Hear the stories of Oakland’s magnificent structures on the Victorian Holiday Mausoleum Tour, led by a costumed docent. Mausoleum tour ticket holders will get an exclusive look inside some of Oakland Cemetery’s grand mausoleums, which will be decorated for the holidays and open to explore.
Mausoleum Tour ticket prices:
Adults: $12 Students: (with ID*) $6 Seniors: (65 and older) $6 Historic Oakland Foundation Members: Free Historic Oakland Foundation Membership will be verified. *Student rate is applicable to youth aged 6-18. College students requesting the student rate must provide a valid college ID. Children 3 and under are free.