Celebrate Christmas at the Glenn House

Dec 4, 2017

Experience the Nutcracker at the Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. The Ruth Page Civic Ballet brings to life this holiday classic showcasing dancing, stunning costumes and the magical settings in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets.

Enjoy breakfast and a visit with Santa on Saturday morning, December 9, at the Osage Centre as he makes a special stop in Cape Girardeau to listen to the holiday wishes of every boy and girl!

Christmas at the Glenn House has been a holiday favorite of mine for years.  I love seeing the different set of decorations every season and the incredible attention to detail throughout this Victorian home.  Curiosity of how they come up with all of these ideas year after year and how long it takes to decorate started to creep in, so the kind volunteers at the Glenn House generously let me poke around and get in their way on the decorating committee’s first work day for the holiday season a few seasons back.

My first question was, just how much time does it take to get this big Victorian lady dressed in full festive wear?  Turns out, it takes a revolving group of about 12 volunteers eight scheduled work days, and that doesn't include the hours of planning, designing, shopping and hunting down of supplies the decorating committee puts in.  In addition, the event itself must be staffed; Christmas at the Glenn House runs every Saturday and Sunday in December from 1-4 p.m. with additional dates Thanksgiving weekend. It all has to be put away, too - three take down dates are scheduled for January with another day set aside for cleaning.

Christmas at the Glenn House is a huge amount of time and energy, but it’s obvious from everyone involved that it is a genuine labor of love that they are so happy to share with the community. Take a tour this month and experience a Victorian Christmas!

Get the full scoop on all of these events and more at VisitCape.com/Events.