Special Events at Willistead Manor
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Special Events in our "At the Manor" series

Willistead Manor decorated for the holidays in 2018

2019 Holiday Tours at the Manor

December 2019

See Willistead Manor all decked out in its holiday finest in this family-favourite holiday event co-hosted by the City of Windsor and the Friends of Willistead, with generous support from AM580, Thyme To-Go, snapd Windsor, and CBC WIndsor's "Sounds of the Season."

  • Sunday, December 1, 2019. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 8, 2019. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Silver Bells bell-ringers perform on this date. 
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 22, 2019. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cellist Nadine Deleury performs on this date.
  • Sunday, December 29, 2019. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: There are no tours Wednesday, December 11, and Wednesday, December 25, 2019. 

Sounds of the Season CBC Food and Funds Drive: This year, Willistead Manor is proud to be one of CBC Windsor's "Sounds of the Season" campaign sites. This is an annual effort by the CBC to raise food and funds for food banks across Canada. While this is a Canada wide effort, all donations raised locally go to support the Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association, an organization representing 15 area food banks. Guests of Willistead Manor's 2019 Holiday Tours are encouraged to bring a food item to donate on site, to help make a difference in our community. 

New! 2019 Holiday offering at Willistead Manor
Breakfast buffet, Santa visits and photo opportunities 

  • Sunday, December 1, 2019. 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 8, 2019. 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 22, 2019. 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Co-presented by Willistead Manor, Thyme To-Go, and snapd Windsor

Admission (taxes not included): $30 (general admission); $15 (children 12 and under); $10 (additional for photos).

Guests will attend a breakfast buffet at Willistead Manor, take a self-guided mini-tour of the manor's holiday decorations, have a visit with Santa in the Great Hall and have the chance for photos courtesy of snapd Windsor.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling Thyme To-Go at 519-254-3434, or visiting www.thymetogo.ca

Limited spots available, so please book soon.  

Yoga at the Manor 

Yoga at the Manor continues in 2019 with classes offered in the spring, fall and winter. We also offer a short, four-class session in the summer.

Yoga at the Manor. In this all-levels Yoga class, you will learn the discipline of relaxation and meditation. Concentrate on breathing and yoga positions, and improve your flexibility and agility.

Gentle Yoga/Healthy Backs at the Manor. The hardest part of yoga practice can be quieting the mind to listen to the body. Relax deeply; let go of unhealthy performance-based habits which contribute to imbalance and injury. This restorative approach to yoga builds healthier backs and helps improve concentration.

Both Yoga offerings at Willistead Manor take place inside the main manor house. Depending on the weather, some classes may take place in the beautiful Paul Martin Gardens just outside the building. This is a unique opportunity to be active and healthy in the unforgettable setting of Willistead Manor.

To register, and for details on the Fall and Winter courses, visit www.activewindsor.ca.

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Past Willistead Manor events include:

  • 1st Annual Harvest Dinner at Willistead Manor. October 27, 2019.
  • Poetry at the Manor - Vol. 7. October 8, 2019.
  • Art in the Park 2019. June 1-2, 2019.
  • An Evening With Professor Michael Farrell. May 22, 2019.
  • 2019 Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. May 12, 2019.
  • Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet 2019.
  • Opera at the Manor - "Cinderella". October 2019.
  • Doors Open Windsor 2018.
  • Opera at the Manor - Turn of the Screw by Abridged Opera Co. March 2018.
  • Opera at the Manor - "Pat and Emilia". 2018.
  • Willistead Manor and Thyme To-Go Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. May 2018.
  • Poetry at the Manor - Volume 6 - 2018.
  • Yoga at the Manor - 2018.
  • Willistead Manor and Thyme To-Go Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. May 2017.
  • Willistead Manor Inc., City of Windsor and Friends of Willistead Silent Auction. March 2017.
  • Poetry at the Manor volumes 1 through 4. 2012-2015.
  • Pat and Emilia Opera Premiere.
  • Doors Open Windsor 2016