WINTER PARK, FL— The Morse Museum will kick off the holiday season with its annual Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration. Admission is free for all visitors beginning Friday, November 25, through Sunday, November 27. There will also be live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 25.
For six consecutive Fridays during the holidays (November 25 through December 30), visitors may enjoy the galleries without charge from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Thursday, December 1, the Morse and the City of Winter Park will present the 44th Annual Christmas in the Park. At this free event in downtown Winter Park’s Central Park, the Morse lights up seven Tiffany windows and presents the Bach Festival Choir and the Brass Ensemble in an outdoor concert.
Admission to the Museum will also be free on Saturday, December 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during its Christmas Eve Celebration, including live music from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The complete schedule of Morse holiday events and music is as follows:
- November 25–27
- November 25
- December 1
- December 2
- December 9
- December 16
- December 23
- December 24
- December 24
- December 30
Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration. Admission is free. Friday, 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Beautiful Music Jazz Quartet (bass, flute, guitar, and violin), 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
44th Annual Christmas in the Park, downtown Winter Park’s Central Park, 6:15 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Beautiful Music Asian Duo (flute and harp), 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Beautiful Music Chamber Trio (cello, flute, and violin), 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Victoria Lynn Schultz (harp), 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Beautiful Music Three Flutes Only, 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
Christmas Eve Celebration. Admission is free. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Orlando Violin Music, 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Beautiful Music Paint It Black Orchestra (bass, cello, flute, and violins), 5 p.m.–8 p.m.
The Morse Museum is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by American designer and artist Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848–1933), including the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 Wor’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago and art and architectural objects from Tiffany’s celebrated Long Island home, Laurelton Hall. The Museum’s holdings also include American art pottery, late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings, graphics, and decorative art.
Museum hours from November through April are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday; and l p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Regular admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $1 for students, and free for children under 12. All visitors receive free admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays from November through April. More information may be found on the Museum’s website, morsemuseum.org.