Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate
Nov 23, 2018
- Jan 6, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The gem of Bok Tower Gardens holiday festivities, the 20-room, 1932 Mediterranean-style Pinewood Estate is a step back in time to the grandeur and glamour of a bygone era. Learn more about this fascinating period in American history through the eyes of C. Austin Buck and his family, one of America’s true steel dynasties.
The estate’s decorations change each Christmas, and no two years are ever the same. Experience a holiday homecoming in postwar 1940s as the Buck family opens their winter retreat to celebrate the joy of the season with friends and family from the Mountain Lake and the Lake Wales community. A family celebration, sisters Lucy Buck Fox and Dorothy Buck O’Brien are highlighting each room of their home with magnificent Christmas decorations, sumptuous garlands, ribbons, trees and holiday finery fill the home with the grandeur of the season.
Children are encouraged to tour the historic estate and participate in a fun hunt for a family of Pinewood Christmas squirrels Tucker and Tilly who are hiding throughout the Estate. For convenient snacks and drinks, visitors can enjoy Pinewood Place located adjacent to the Estate and open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through January 6, 2018.
Before or after the tour, families can also enjoy the all-new Hammock Hollow Children’s Garden with nearly three acres of nature inspired play areas and gardens.
Admission for the Gardens and Pinewood Estate Holiday Home Tour (Combo Admission) is $25 adults and $12 child (5-12). Kids under 5 are free.