Commander’s Mansion Adds Some Holiday Cheer to Watertown

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Commander’s Mansion Facilities Manager Tammy McKenna takes a photo of a family visiting Santa Claus during the Holiday Open House. Photo by Charlie Breitrose

The Commander’s Mansion was decked out for the season Thursday evening as the historic home in Watertown hosted the annual Holiday Open House.

Dozens of families visited the home to view the Christmas trees, enjoy some cookies and hot cocoa, and listen to some carols.

Rooms in the historic Commander’s Mansion were decorated for the holidays, including this Christmas tree. Photo by Charlie Breitrose

Santa Claus arrived at the Mansion with a special escort from the Watertown Police Department. Kids could give him their gift requests and get a photo with Saint Nick. Meanwhile, Mrs. Claus read stories to the youngsters.

The Perkins School for the Blind’s Secondary Chorus and Instrumental Ensemble performed some Christmas carols, while La Bonne Maison held tastings for holiday cocktails and apps.

Guests enjoyed cookies and hot cocoa donated for the Holiday Open House at the Commander’s Mansion. Photo by Charlie Breitrose

The Elves Workshop gave children a chance to create a take-home craft, while parents and children alike enjoyed cookies and hot cocoa provided by: Dunkin’ Donuts, Season to Taste Catering, Tastings Caterers,
Off the Vine Catering, Peppers Artful Events, BG Events & Catering,
Forklift Catering, Cuisine Chez Vou, Sensational Foods, and Better Life Food & Taylor Rental of Haverhill

Children could make a holiday craft and hear a story from Mrs. Claus in the Elves Workshop. Photo by Charlie Breitrose.

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