3 more weekends to meet Father Christmas at the Pabst Mansion

NOW: 3 more weekends to meet Father Christmas at the Pabst Mansion

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukeeans love to embrace unique and historical architecture thanks to buildings like the Pabst Mansion. Although it was built over 100 years ago, a tour of the mansion will bring to life just how cutting edge the home was for its time. 

"From day one when they moved into this house, they had electricity on the first floor. The chandeliers would convert electric to gas from kerosene," said Roxie Rhinehart. 

The mansion was one of the first homes ever to have a telephone. And with all of that affluence, you can imagine the lavish parties. 

"These were real people. They lived here, they partied here," said Rhinehart. 

Rhinehart gives tours of the mansion, and she's one of the decorators. She decorated the dining room for Christmas at the Pabst this year.

"I incorporated the wedding of Emma Pabst," said Rhinehart. 

She used elaborate table settings to show people some of the Victorian traditions of the early 1900s. The decor also incorporates the real menus from Emma Pabst's wedding.

"When people come here, they love the decorations, but they also want to know more history...everything about the house, The family, the children," said Rhinehart. 

There are more than 20 rooms decorated to the nines for Christmas. On Sundays, the Milwaukee Ballet is at the mansion, so you can see ballerinas and kids can visit Father Christmas. 

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