Ormiston House is celebrating the joy of Christmas with a weekend of Christmas festivities on December 7 and 8.
House administrator Duchesne Barry said the weekend was an opportunity for the community to celebrate Christmas at this iconic Redlands landmark.
"This will be a wonderful weekend to celebrate the joy and peace of Christmas. It is also a wonderful time for our volunteers to welcome guests one final time for 2019, and say thank you for your support throughout this year," Ms Barry said.
This weekend of festivities kicks off with the Candlelight Carols from 5pm on December 7, featuring the Redland City choir and a visit from Santa.
Entry is a gold coin donation per family.
Parking will not be available in the grounds. Guests are invited to bring picnic blankets and picnics, and refreshments can be purchased onsite from The Wiener Wagon.
On December 8, the house will host the Christmas craft markets, a fitting finish to the open houses for 2019.
There will be more than 50 craft stalls under marquees on the front lawn, and a chance for a Devonshire tea or sandwich for lunch on the veranda. Available craft includes jams, preserves, knitting, papercraft, artwork, photography, handmade gifts and jewellery.
Entry into the grounds (includes the craft markets!) is $7 adult, $5 concession and $2 children aged five to 12 years.
Parking will be available on site on Sunday, and all funds support this volunteer-run community heritage organisation.
Ormiston House has been restored by a dedicated team of volunteers since 1967. It is open to guests on Sunday afternoons, and a range of care groups, nursing homes, respite groups, schools, interest groups and retirement groups visit the house by appointment on weekdays. The volunteers at this heritage property open its doors to the community each week, sharing its history and beauty with everyone from schools to bus tours and interest groups.
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