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Events for December 2013

Open: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open: Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Closed for Christmas
Cheekwood is closed on Mondays including Memorial Day & Labor Day

Exhibitions

Ongoing TRAINS!
September 20 2013 - January 5, 2014 More Love: Art, Politics and Sharing since the 1990s

Tuesdays for Tots

December 3 Holiday at Cheekwood

Time to deck the halls and trim the tree! Be inspired by the colorful trees in the Museum of Art and stop by the studios to make your own holiday craft!

December 10 Gingerbread Garlands

Join us in the studios to decorate your own paper gingerbread garland! How will you accessorize your holiday treat?

December 17 Give a Gift!

Look at all the beautiful presents under the trees in Museum of Art. Enjoy decorating your own package and paper for you thoughtful gifts this year!

December 31 Ring in the New Year

We’re counting down to the New Year. Stop by the studio to make your 2014 gear to wear when the ball drops!

Public Programs

November 29 - December 31 Holiday at Cheekwood

Let the holidays begin as Cheekwood showcases the sights and sounds of the season with artfully trimmed trees and unique holiday activities. This year, we will be celebrating Christmas in Color in the Museum of Art, with each tree reflecting the many shades of the season!

November 30 - December 1 Holiday Weekends

Museum Concert Series
 2:00-3:30pm

*There will be no concert on Sunday, December 22.

Drop-In Studio: Holiday ‘ART’ivities
10:00am-2:00pm
Create cool crafts and warm memories in our drop-in family art studios.

Cookie Decorating
10:00am-2:00pm
Sprinkle your own custom design on a deliciously iced holiday cookie!

Reindeer!
10:00am-2:00pm
Two of Santa’s trusted companions will be visiting from the North Pole.

Portraits with Santa in his Workshop
10:00am-2:00pm
Visit Santa in his North Pole Workshop and leave with a one-of-a-kind professional souvenir photo. Additional fees apply.

*EXTRA!
Can’t visit Santa on the weekend? No problem! Join us on Fridays in December to take a photo with Santa in his Workshop!
Fridays, December 6, 13, 20 - 10:00am-2:00pm

December 6 Photos in Santa's Workshop

10:00am-2:00pm
Can’t visit Santa on the weekend? No problem! Join us on Fridays in December to take a photo with Santa in his Workshop!  Additional fees apply.

December 7 - December 8 Holiday Weekends - Saturdays & Sundays

Museum Concert Series
 2:00-3:30pm

*There will be no concert on Sunday, December 22.

Drop-In Studio: Holiday ‘ART’ivities
10:00am-2:00pm
Create cool crafts and warm memories in our drop-in family art studios.

Cookie Decorating
10:00am-2:00pm
Sprinkle your own custom design on a deliciously iced holiday cookie!

Reindeer!
10:00am-2:00pm
Two of Santa’s trusted companions will be visiting from the North Pole.

Portraits with Santa in his Workshop
10:00am-2:00pm
Visit Santa in his North Pole Workshop and leave with a one-of-a-kind professional souvenir photo. Additional fees apply.

*EXTRA!
Can’t visit Santa on the weekend? No problem! Join us on Fridays in December to take a photo with Santa in his Workshop!
Fridays, December 6, 13, 20 - 10:00am-2:00pm

December 13 Photos in Santa's Workshop

10:00am-2:00pm
Can’t visit Santa on the weekend? No problem! Join us on Fridays in December to take a photo with Santa in his Workshop! Additional fees apply.

December 14 - December 15 Holiday Weekends - Saturday & Sunday

Museum Concert Series
 2:00-3:30pm

*There will be no concert on Sunday, December 22.

Drop-In Studio: Holiday ‘ART’ivities
10:00am-2:00pm
Create cool crafts and warm memories in our drop-in family art studios.

Cookie Decorating
10:00am-2:00pm
Sprinkle your own custom design on a deliciously iced holiday cookie!

Reindeer!
10:00am-2:00pm
Two of Santa’s trusted companions will be visiting from the North Pole.

Portraits with Santa in his Workshop
10:00am-2:00pm
Visit Santa in his North Pole Workshop and leave with a one-of-a-kind professional souvenir photo. Additional fees apply.

*EXTRA!
Can’t visit Santa on the weekend? No problem! Join us on Fridays in December to take a photo with Santa in his Workshop!
Fridays, December 6, 13, 20 - 10:00am-2:00pm

December 16 Holiday Afternoon Tea - 12:00pm

Join us in the Mansion for an elegant afternoon tea to celebrate the holidays. We’ll have live piano music, several flavors of tea and the perfect finger sandwiches, scones and light desserts in the most beautiful setting.
Pre-registration Required. Click here to purchase tickets.

December 16 Holiday Afternoon Tea - 3:00pm

Join us in the Mansion for an elegant afternoon tea to celebrate the holidays. We’ll have live piano music, several flavors of tea and the perfect finger sandwiches, scones and light desserts in the most beautiful setting.
Pre-registration Required. Click here to purchase tickets.

December 20 Photos in Santa's Workshop

10:00am-2:00pm
Can’t visit Santa on the weekend? No problem! Join us on Fridays in December to take a photo with Santa in his Workshop! Additional fees apply.

December 21 - December 22 Holiday Weekends - Saturday & Sunday

Museum Concert Series
 2:00-3:30pm

Saturday, December 21 - St. George's Reverie
Sunday, December 22 - Smoky Mountain Christmas with Craig Duncan

Drop-In Studio: Holiday ‘ART’ivities
10:00am-2:00pm
Create cool crafts and warm memories in our drop-in family art studios.

Cookie Decorating
10:00am-2:00pm
Sprinkle your own custom design on a deliciously iced holiday cookie!

Reindeer!
10:00am-2:00pm
Two of Santa’s trusted companions will be visiting from the North Pole.

Portraits with Santa in his Workshop
10:00am-2:00pm
Visit Santa in his North Pole Workshop and leave with a one-of-a-kind professional souvenir photo. Additional fees apply.

*EXTRA!
Can’t visit Santa on the weekend? No problem! Join us on Fridays in December to take a photo with Santa in his Workshop!
Fridays, December 6, 13, 20 - 10:00am-2:00pm

December 23 Holiday Afternoon Tea - 3:00pm

Join us in the Mansion for an elegant afternoon tea to celebrate the holidays. We’ll have live piano music, several flavors of tea and the perfect finger sandwiches, scones and light desserts in the most beautiful setting.
Pre-registration Required. Click here to purchase tickets.

December 23 Holiday Afternoon Tea - 12:00pm

Join us in the Mansion for an elegant afternoon tea to celebrate the holidays. We’ll have live piano music, several flavors of tea and the perfect finger sandwiches, scones and light desserts in the most beautiful setting.
Pre-registration Required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Special Lectures and Tours

December 1 Guided Museum Tour

1:00pm – House and History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate
Cheekwood is one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate. Join one of our expert docents to discover the history of the Cheek family and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era. Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum lobby.

December 7 Guided Museum Tours

11:00am – Collection & Exhibition Tour
Learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition, More Love.

1:00pm – House & History Tour
Learn about the design and construction of the mansion and grounds in the early 20th century, and explore Cheekwood’s place in the American Country Place Estate Era. 

Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum Foyer.

December 8 Guided Museum Tour

1:00pm – House and History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate
Cheekwood is one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate. Join one of our expert docents to discover the history of the Cheek family and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era. Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum lobby.

December 14 Guided Museum Tours

11:00am – Collection & Exhibition Tour
Learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition, More Love.

1:00pm – House & History Tour
Learn about the design and construction of the mansion and grounds in the early 20th century, and explore Cheekwood’s place in the American Country Place Estate Era. 

Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum Foyer.

December 15 Guided Museum Tour

1:00pm – House and History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate
Cheekwood is one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate. Join one of our expert docents to discover the history of the Cheek family and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era. Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum lobby.

December 21 Guided Museum Tours

11:00am – Collection & Exhibition Tour
Learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition, More Love.

1:00pm – House & History Tour
Learn about the design and construction of the mansion and grounds in the early 20th century, and explore Cheekwood’s place in the American Country Place Estate Era. 

Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum Foyer.

December 22 Guided Museum Tour

1:00pm – House and History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate
Cheekwood is one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate. Join one of our expert docents to discover the history of the Cheek family and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era. Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum lobby.

December 28 Guided Museum Tours

11:00am – Collection & Exhibition Tour
Learn about the Museum’s collections and current exhibition, More Love.

1:00pm – House & History Tour
Learn about the design and construction of the mansion and grounds in the early 20th century, and explore Cheekwood’s place in the American Country Place Estate Era. 

Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum Foyer.

December 29 Guided Museum Tour

1:00pm – House and History: Cheekwood as a Country Place Estate
Cheekwood is one of the nation’s finest examples of a Country Place Estate. Join one of our expert docents to discover the history of the Cheek family and explore Cheekwood’s place in the country estate era. Tours are free and no reservation is required. All tours begin in the Museum lobby.

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