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From History to Holidays @ Goodwood Museum and Gardens
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Tallahassee’s beautiful and historic Goodwood estate is open to the public with FREE admission on November 23rd.

The free admission day at Goodwood features:

Free Tours: The Main House is displayed as it appeared around World War I, including original furniture, ephemera, and garments. A new special exhibit “A Dry Spell: A Brief History of Prohibition” will also be open for visitors. Tours and exhibits are FREE and open to the public from 10 AM to 3 PM.

Theatrical Performance: Enjoy a theatrical performance connecting history and holidays by Theater with a Mission on Goodwood’s Games Court.

Habitat for Humanity’s Festival of Trees: On Nov. 22nd and 23rd, Big Bend Habitat for Humanity presents beautiful artificial trees and wreaths for purchase as well as family-friendly festivities, including an early visit from Santa in the Goodwood Carriage House on November 23rd from 10 to Noon . Visit the Friday Night Preview Party on November 22nd from 6 – 9 PM or visit on November 23rd Hours are from 10 AM to 5 PM, with bidding closing at 4:30 PM on Saturday. For more information, visit

Under One Roof: Come enjoy a curated collection of clay, glass, jewelry, and enamel works by premier Tallahassee artisans including Brian Bachman, Lesley Nolan, Robin Rodgers, and Kathy Wilcox. This art show and sale will be in Jubilee Cottage on Friday November 22nd 4:30 PM to 8 PM, Saturday November 23rd 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday November 24th 12 PM to 4 PM. For more information, visit

2019 Holiday Music Series: 37th Annual @ Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm

Experience the sounds of the season performed by Leon County students in the beautifully decorated Historic Capitol.

All performances FREE and open to the public.

Dec. 3: Cobb Middle School, 11:00 AM
Dec. 5: FSU School, 11:30 AM
Dec. 6: RAA Middle School, 11:00 AM
Dec. 10: Fairview Middle School, 11:30 AM
Dec. 11: Godby High School, 11:00 AM
Dec. 12: Swift Creek Middle School, 11:00 AM
Dec. 13: Montford Middle School, 11:00 AM

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop @ Goodwood Museum & Gardens
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, December 6th in Jubilee Cottage for a Boxwood Wreath Making Workshop, the wreath as shown above. The boxwood will be freshly cut from the beautiful boxwood on Goodwood’s property, and you will take home your own homemade wreath to start your holiday decorating.

Jana Walling, Erica Chatham, Joan Stout, and Helen Purvis of the Tallahassee Garden Club will provide a FREE demonstration as part of Goodwood’s Friday Lecture Series followed by a TICKETED workshop. Come to learn, stay to create!
Tickets for the workshop are $35. Workshop space is limited. Please bring your own clippers and gloves, but all other materials will be provided.

If you plan to participate in the workshop, you must reserve a space by Friday, November 22nd so we can prepare enough materials.

Please purchase your ticket on Eventbrite or RSVP with JoAnn Bixler at 850-877-4202 ext. 228 or email at

Thank you to the Tallahassee Garden Club for presenting this program.

SE Native American Festival @ Mission San Luis
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Florida’s Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum for two days of Southeastern Native American dancing, craft vendors, cultural demonstrations, music, and storytelling. Also enjoy living history, archery, atlatl/spear throwing, crafts for kids, and more! Fun for all ages!

Saturday, December 14 (10 am – 6 pm)
Sunday December 15 (10 am – 4 pm)
(The Weekend BEFORE the Solstice)

Admission fee per day:
Adults – $5; Seniors (65+) – $3; Children (6 -17) – $2; Members, Children under 6 and Active Duty Military – FREE!

Craft Vendors:
Support our artisans and get your holiday shopping done! Find jewelry, baskets, gourd art, dance regalia, traditional instruments, shell art, fabrics and clothing with Southeastern Native American designs, native plant and herbal products, wood carvings, and much more!

Cultural Demonstrations:
— Traditional dances with audience participation
— Storytelling
— Native American encampment
— Craft working
— Educational exhibits and more!

More on our website — about the nationally/regionally known performers as well as the daily schedules — as information becomes available!


Enjoy a meal during the festival! Food vendors will be on site.

Bring chairs/blankets for seating and dress appropriately for the weather (most activities are outdoors). NO COOLERS, NO ALCOHOL, and NO SMOKING on the historic site!

Many thanks to Visit Tallahassee, Friends of Florida History, Inc., and Florida Council on Arts and Culture for providing assistance!

See photos from last year at
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