The Manor House
Wildwood Preserve Metropark
5100 W. Central Ave.
Toledo, OH 43615
Saturday-Sunday, December 7-15, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Daily
Up to 40,000 people are expected to tour the grand mansion at Wildwood Preserve Metropark during this year's Holidays at the Manor House celebration.
The 44th annual event opens Saturday, December 7 and continues through Sunday, December 15. It is open each day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Admission is free.
Holidays at the Manor House has been driven by volunteers since the earliest days of Wildwood. Not only do volunteers decorate the 30,000-square-foot house, but they also serve as stationary guides, welcoming and directing visitors on the self-guided tour of 32 displays. Other volunteers help with stoking the fires and supplying visitors with the cookies and marshmallows to make s’mores at the S'more Shack.
If you are interested in volunteering please call 419-407-9703.
The process of decorating the stately mansion begins almost a year in advance when decorators submit proposals for displays to a committee, which makes the final selection. This year, decorators were asked to incorporate a Metroparks theme into each display.
Visitors can also stroll a lighted path leading from the Manor House down to the boardwalk, and stroll through the decorated Shipman Garden.
Where are the trains? The Swanton Area Model Railroad Club's popular exhibit has moved to Metroparks Hall, with the biggest display yet!
Carriage Rides return this year on weekends during Holidays in the Manor House. Reservations open November 1st online. [Register]
Guests are invited to bring donations of new hats, scarves and gloves to place on the Mitten Tree. Items collected will be donated to local children in need. The Mitten Tree is an annual project of Volunteers in Parks.
Stop at the S'more Shack and make s'mores over an open fire on the way to or from the Manor House. Open daily noon to 8 p.m.
Wander through the decorated historic Shipman Garden and pause to take posed outdoor photography in this winter dreamscape.
The Boardwalk Blue Trail, located behind the Manor House, has been transformed into a spectacular lighted trail to enhance your Holidays experience.
Four, free holiday movie days at the Ward Pavilion (east entrance) are another new addition to Holidays this year. Movies begin at 1 p.m.
"How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
Saturday, December 7
"The Santa Claus"
Sunday, December 8
Saturday, December 14
Sunday, December 15
Bring your camera! Santa and Mrs. Claus will make appearances before each movie, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Santa asked the Metroparks to place a special delivery box with express service to the North Pole at Holidays in the Manor House. The mailbox will be located in the basement of the Manor House. Bring your letters with you to drop in the box.Event Website