Live Performance, Seasonal Tours, Afterhours, Holiday, Family, Talks/Lectures

Holidays at Reynolda

Date: Tue, November 17, 2020
Time: 9:30am


Antique Glass Ornament Display
On loan from the North Carolina Museum of Art 
Tuesday, November 17 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
Included with general admission ticket 

As part of Reynolda’s “year of glass,” view authentic early 20th century glass ornaments in the 1917 Reynolds family bungalow. On loan from the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), the collection of historic Christmas ornaments encompasses nearly 400 figural glass ornaments including santas, fruits, candies and animals. There are even some surprises among the fragile glass trim like miniature lamps and tobacco pipes. Reynolda will display a selection of the decorations that date as if they were hand-selected by Katharine Reynolds herself! 

The NCMA ornament collection was a gift of John and Patricia Geikler. 


Holiday Plant Sale at Reynolda Gardens

Wednesday, November 18—Saturday, December 19
Hours/dates may vary
Sale will not take place on Sundays

Holiday plants, including cyclamen, poinsettias, paperwhites, amaryllis and Christmas cactus, will be available for sale in the Greenhouse. Advance timed sale visit sign up required. Available times and dates are listed on the Ticketleap link below. An advance order form will be shared on



Wreath Decorating Workshops

Tuesday, December 1
12:30 p.m.
↺ Repeats Wednesday, December 2 and Saturday, December 5
$50 general admission/$35 for WFU faculty, staff, students, and Friends of Reynolda Gardens
The Barn at Reynolda Village

The team at Reynolda Gardens will help guide you to holiday wreath decorating perfection during these limited enrollment DIY workshops. Each participant will receive a large, full, natural wreath to decorate. We will provide an assortment of natural items to adorn your wreath or you can bring your own decorations. Pruners and gloves are encouraged. Face coverings are required. COVID distance and sanitation precautions will be followed. Space is limited.


Reynolda Friendsgiving
Saturday, November 21, 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Free for members & their families with advance registration
Front lawn, weather permitting

Let us thank you and your family for supporting the Museum steadfastly over the years with Reynolda’s first-ever Friendsgiving. This family-friendly afternoon for members (on the eve of Thanksgiving week) will be chock full of physically-distanced outdoor holiday games, special takeaways, and a surprise guest you can wave to from afar! Enjoy your member discount in the store plus a free Reynolda replica holiday card with a $30 purchase.




Family First Holiday Kits and Virtual Cardmaking Workshop
Sunday, December 6, 2-4 p.m.
Family First workshops are designed for children in grades 1–6 and a favorite adult to make art side-by-side. For the December Family First workshop, all participants have the option of either purchasing a kit of materials to complete at any time or purchasing a kit and participating in a live, virtual teaching session through Zoom at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 6.  Kits would be available for pick up the Friday and Saturday preceding the workshop and will include a family pass to visit the Museum at a later time.  December’s workshop offers materials and ideas to create your own holiday cards and gift tags.


Christmas Cocktails with a Curator
Presented by Fader RE
Sunday, December 6, 7 p.m.
$10 per household
Via Zoom webinar
Take this opportunity to unpack your fancy holiday glassware for a 1920s holiday cocktail re-imagined by mixologist Tim Nolan. Then sit back and learn the history of glass Christmas ornaments in the American South with Dr. Amber C. Albert. Sparkling visuals will augment the discussion of ornament production, traditions, and artistry. Albert’s research interests include the material world of the rural South and today she serves as Reynolda’s manager of community and academic learning. Nolan is the co-owner of Fair Witness Fancy Cocktails in Winston-Salem and long-time Museum supporter. 



Enchanted Christmas Evenings at Reynolda 
Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12
Friday, December 18 and Saturday, December 19
4:30–8:30 p.m.
Free admission for members/WFU faculty, staff, and students
Advance registration required
Presented by Taylor & Taylor Attorneys at Law, PLLC 
Visit Reynolda for this special afterhours opportunity to see the historic 1917 house lit up for Christmas and featuring - for the first time - authentic early twentieth-century glass ornaments. On loan to Reynolda from the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the collection of historic Christmas ornaments encompasses nearly four hundred figural glass ornaments that date from 1900 to 1930. The collection was a gift of John and Patricia Geikler. Guests will also enjoy a live organ performance of our favorite Christmas carols. This is the only opportunity this season to experience the holiday magic of Reynolda at night. Advance registration required. 

Memories of A Christmas Memory
Sunday, December 13, 3 p.m.
$10 per household 

If not for COVID-19, 2020 would’ve been Robin Voiers’ 34th consecutive year of performing A Christmas Memory at Reynolda. While we can’t join one another in the auditorium for a traditional one-woman performance, you can join Robin remotely to learn about her journey as an artist and educator. Phil Archer, deputy director, will  share archival recording clips and moderate a discussion with Voiers as she shares her memories of A Christmas Memory


Toast to 2021 with The Katharine Brasserie
Presented by Fader RE
Tuesday, December 29, 7 p.m.
$15 per household

Clink—the holiday season isn’t over until you’ve enjoyed a special beverage to ring in the New Year. Join Reynolda and The Katharine Brasserie as we re-imagine champagne cocktails from Mary Reynolds Babcock’s own recipe book, A Lady of Good Taste. Log in from the comfort of your home, we’ll send the ingredient list in advance so you can play mixologist along with us!