Lorenzo Mansion readied for Christmas Preview Party

Historic Site will kick-off holiday season on Dec. 1

— Over the past three decades, thousands of patrons have enjoyed the sights, sounds and wonders of the holidays at Lorenzo. And as in years past, hundreds of hours of preparation and decorating have been invested in the 2011 celebration of “Christmas at Lorenzo.”

In celebration, The Friends of Lorenzo will kick off the holiday season with their annual “Mansion Preview Party” on Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

“The Friends are very excited about this year’s party. We’ll be offering sleigh rides to the Mansion, fabulous live music, and great hors d’oeuvres and wine. And we will also sponsor a special raffle for a complete holiday table setting for eight.

Attendees will be encouraged, too, to place a silent auction bid on one of the giclees we have reproduced from the incredible Lorenzo fine art collection. The ‘Preview Party’ will be a great way to ring in the season,” said Chairwoman Dianna Slodowitz.

Incorporated in 1975, The Friends of Lorenzo is a not-for-profit affiliate of Lorenzo State Historic Site and is dedicated to supporting the many preservation and educational programs at the site. For more information about attending the “Preview Party,” call Diane Voss at 655-3200.

Admission is $20 for Friends of Lorenzo members and $25 for non-members. Public hours for “Christmas at Lorenzo” will be from 7 to 9 pm on Friday, Dec. 9, and from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11.

Barbara Bartlett is director of the Lorenzo State Historic Site. She can be reached at 655-3200 or through the organization’s website, lorenzoNY.com.

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