Jim Thorpe– The Holiday Season in Jim Thorpe would not be complete without a visit to the beautifully-decorated Harry Packer Mansion. This year, do not miss the Harry Packer Mansion’s “The Nutcracker Holiday Displays” Self-Guided Tour, which was featured last year on WNEP’s Home and Backyard and in the 2017 Winter Historical Attractions Edition of Pocono Mountains Magazine.
Bring your family and your “Spirit of Wonder and Imagination” as you tour the historic Parlours of the Mansion in true holiday style. Follow along to this beloved holiday classic as you visit a gorgeous display inspired by a different scene from “The Nutcracker Suite” in each room. In addition to the tour, the Harry Packer Mansion’s Libation's Lounge is also featuring a special Nutcracker inspired cocktail menu. Adults can enjoy the Sugar Plum Fairy and The Nutcracker, and for the children, we have Clara and Fritz.
Patricia Handwerk, owner of The Harry Packer Mansion, shares, “The holidays are a special time here at the Mansion, and we look forward to seeing everyone enjoy the decorations."
Self-guided Nutcracker Display Tour hours are open to the public on Fridays from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 23rd. Admission rates are $5.00 for Adults and FREE for Children Under 8 when accompanied by an adult.
Weekdays during the first three weeks of December, there will also be special tour hours available from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm for all non-profits. Non-profit organizations will have an opportunity to raise money for their organization by collecting the tour admission money for their groups. The more people you bring to the tour; the more money you will make! Please note that you must contact The Harry Packer Mansion at 570-325-8566 to make your tour reservation and also provide a minimum of four people to assist with your tour.
Located at 19 Packer Avenue, Jim Thorpe, the Harry Packer Mansion sits like a sentinel overlooking the historic downtown village. Its Impressive facade became the inspiration for Walt Disney World’s “Haunted Mansion.” However, the interior is anything but spooky. Fifteen foot ceilings, marble fireplaces and gilded mirrors reflect the elegance of the Victorian Age. The guest accommodations in the mansion and the adjoining Carriage House are furnished with period antiques, luxurious fabrics, and carefully selected artwork. In addition to offering overnight accommodations, the Mansion also hosts Murder Mystery Weekends, Private Functions and Self-Guided Tours. You can also sit back and relax with your favorite beverage in their Libations Lounge and enjoy a setting like no other! For more information about the Nutcracker Displays Tour or about the Harry Packer Mansion, please call 570-325-8566 or visit www.MurderMansion.com.