The Stern family celebrated the holidays with flair, and this year in particular, we are seeking new ways to carry seasonal celebrations throughout the Longue Vue gardens. See below for upcoming programs, and put Longue Vue on your holiday calendar!

Daily admission and tours of the decorated house will continue throughout the holidays, Tuesday-Saturday, with closures on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Vue Crew: Holiday Camps

November 23-27 & December 21-23, 9 AM-12 PM

While school is out for the holidays, children ages 5-10 can spend mornings in the Longue Vue gardens, developing gardening skills and exploring how plants and gardens play a role in holiday celebrations around the world.
Camp hours are 9AM-12PM. Tuition is $85 for the December camp; member pricing and scholarships are available.

Shop Local! Holiday Sale

November 27, December 6 & 12, 9:30 AM-5 PM

The Shop at Longue Vue introduces our new line-up of local artists in time for the holidays. Visit the Shop for 10% off all day (LV annual members receive 15% off in the Shop at Longue Vue year-round!).

Vue Crew: December Session

December 1-23, 3:30-5:30 PM

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in the Discovery Garden are reserved for the Vue Crew student garden club! Students gain practical skills for gardening plus STEM-based enrichment while enjoying the fresh air of our historic gardens.

The Vue Crew meets Tues/Thurs 3:30-5:30PM. Tuition is $200 per month; member pricing and scholarships are available.

Wreath making with Amy

December 5, 10 AM and 1:30 PM SOLD OUT

December 12, 12-2 PM SOLD OUT

Director of Gardens and horticultural artist Amy Graham will lead her annual wreath-making workshop, with materials harvested from the Longue Vue gardens. All supplies, materials, and instruction are included. An outdoor prosecco and mimosa station adds to the crafting festivity!

Sat, Dec 5, 10AM-12PM. $50 per wreath (up to 2 guests per station).

Free Family Sunday

December 6, 9:30 AM – 5 PM

Admission to the Longue Vue gardens is FREE the first Sunday of every month. In December, the VIP Ladies return for a family-friendly holiday celebration in the Playhouse, while Gardener-in-Residence Jakilah Mason holds a culinary demonstration in the Discovery Garden. Tours of the Longue Vue house are half-price all day, and merchandise in the Shop at Longue Vue is 10% off.

VIP Ladies Family Celebration in the Playhouse: 11 AM-4 PM

Jakilah Mason culinary samples in the Discovery Garden: 11 AM-3 PM

Merry Market


December 12, 1-4 PM

Santa Photos (separately purchased through Loupe Photography) 1-2:30 PM

Longue Vue’s year-end celebration and fundraiser focuses on the outdoors this year! Proceeds will support our annual fund and help secure a strong start to 2021.

Visit our outdoor holiday marketplace, with booths by local artists, Santa photos by Loupe Photography, holiday music, and garden crafts led by the Longue Vue Gardens team.

Edith & Edgar’s Museum Cafe will unveil our new teatime box special, and the Shop at Longue Vue will offer 10% off all merchandise!