Pabst Mansion will light more than 40 trees Wednesday night as it kicks off Christmas
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Christmas at the Pabst is a tradition for many families in Wisconsin. Every year, the mansion is uniquely decorated by a dozen designers -- every room different. This year, you can see bedrooms adorned in the Nutcracker and another in candy, as if sugarplums are dancing in your head.
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Pabst Mansion will hold its annual Christmas lighting ceremony, where all of the trees will be lit. Then you'll be able to take a tour of the mansion until Jan. 8.
Exactly how many trees are there in the mansion this year?
"There's at least 40 in the house. My guess is we probably have close to 50 this year," said Gary Strothmann, the director of visitor experiences at the mansion. That's at least 10 more than last year.
This year, you can take a Twilight Tour, which lets you appreciate all of the Christmas lights, or you can visit one of the other events going on, including weekly visits from Father Christmas.
Throughout the house, all of the details make you feel like you know the Pabst family, like holiday table settings with custom name plates in the dining room.
"For example, this menu right here, it's a moonlight snack. We have a menu in our archive from December, when Pabst invited some of their friends over for holiday dinner," said Jocelyn Slocum, the director of operations and curatorial affairs at the Pabst Mansion.
You can buy tickets to see the halls decked out here.