AKRON, Ohio — The Stan Hywet Hall annual Christmas display will go forward this year with social distancing plans to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit.
"Deck the Hall" in the historic Manor House will be a one way tour and limited to the first floor. Fourteen rooms will be decorated with nutcrackers, snowmen, elves and lots of nostalgic holiday favorites. New this year, is a scavenger hunt that will be incorporated into the self-guided tour.
Capacity in the mansion will be monitored and limited to ensure safety of guests, staff and volunteers.
Despite limitation, visitors will still be able to enjoy the brightly lit and decorated Christmas tree in the Carriage House Courtyard. However, there will not be a tree lighting ceremony this year.
Attendants will be able to view two animated shop windows, just outside Molly's Shop: The Gingerbread Bakeshop and a second window reminiscent of downtown Akron at dusk during the holidays-- circa 1920.
And the holidays aren't complete without Santa. The Jolly old guy will host socially distanced visits with kids using a plexiglass divider between them near at Rudolph's Corral.
Refreshments, including hot gingerbread, will be available at the Gingerbread Hut and the Salty Reindeer.
Stan Hywet's " DECK THE HALL: A Very Merry Christmas" will be open November 27-28, December 3-6, December 10-23, and December 26-30.
In an effort to maintain capacity limits, tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door this year. For more information or to purchase tickets you can call (330) 315-3287 or click here to visit their website.