December is beautiful at Hillwood

December is beautiful at Hillwood

Make Hillwood your holiday oasis. Seasonal décor and programs add to the Christmas beauty. Whether wandering the winter gardens, purchasing gifts in the museum shop, or enjoying a cheerful meal from Merriweather Café, Hillwood has something for everyone this season.


On View

Haute Holidays
Through January 8, 2023

Haute Holidays at Hillwood draws inspiration from the special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior, with resplendent Christmas trees and holiday décor throughout the estate. 

Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior
Through January 8, 2023

Fashion and mementos from the legendary life of Princess Grace of Monaco are on view in North America for the first time at Hillwood, celebrating her dedicated relationship with haute couturier Christian Dior. The special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior explores the longstanding collaboration between Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, and Marc Bohan, artistic director at Christian Dior, through clothing, accessories, photos, and more, on special loan from the Palace of Monaco. The exhibition, which originated at the Musée Dior in Granville, France, offers insights into the life of an icon, whose image was created in response to Hollywood’s wish for glamour and the desire for elegance in her stately duties. Grace of Monaco is a tribute to Bohan’s muse in the 1960s and 1970s and a celebration of their enduring partnership through haute couture.



Virtual Holiday Décor Tour
Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 1:30-2 p.m.

Join Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, and Quintece Hill-Mattauszek, principal designer and owner of Studio Q Designs, for a virtual tour of Hillwood’s holiday décor and learn about the design of the elaborate Christmas trees, this year inspired by the special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior.

Gardener's Focus Tour | Bones of the Winter Garden
Tuesday, December 13 and 20, 2022, 10:30-11 a.m.
Friday, December 16 and 23, 2022, 10:30-11 a.m.

Enjoy some fresh air this holiday season and get an insider’s look at Hillwood’s gardens. Join Jessica Bonilla, director of horticulture, to explore the peaceful winter gardens, with evergreen and woody plants.



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