We know how to throw a party! We’ve been doing this since 1809….there is ALWAYS something to do when you come to Madison. There are home tours, music events, garden tours, holiday events, arts/crafts shows, 5Ks, car shows, food & wine tastings – just to name a few.

Our largest events include RiverRoots Music and Folk Arts Festival, Madison Regatta, Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art, Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew Festival and Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.

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Lanier Christmas Open House

December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$3 – $5

Guests have the opportunity to explore the Lanier Mansion decorated for the holiday season. The tours are not guided but docents and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions. On display will be the “Santa Claus Letter,” an artifact found in the fireplace and written by one of the Lanier children. Light concessions will be available at the Visitors Center and the gift shop will be fully stocked for Christmas purchases. There will be a letters to Santa writing station, photos with Santa (available to purchase if you’d like) and live music in the parlor at the mansion.

  • Regular admission fees apply. No registration required.


December 9, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$3 – $5


Lanier Mansion
601 West 1st Street
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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