Frank Lloyd Wright loved Christmas and celebrated it in very traditional ways with his six children in his Oak Park, Ill. home and studio.
The story of holidays in the Wright household unfolds during the Victorian Christmas Tour when Junior Interpreters, trained fifth-through-10th-grade students, guide visitors through the home. The home will be decorated as it was when the Wright family lived there during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The free event, which is a holiday tradition at the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, will take place 9-11 a.m., Saturdays, Dec. 14 and 21, at 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park. Tours start at the front door of the Home on the Forest Avenue side. Tickets are not required.
Hear stories of the Wright children pulling taffy in the kitchen and spying on their father as he readied gifts around the tree. A 12-foot fir decorated with Victorian-style ornaments is a highlight of the 30-minute tour.
Froebel blocks – the same toys Wright played with as a child to learn about shapes and design –will be in the architect’s Drafting Room for children to enjoy.
Free hot chocolate will be served outside in the Home and Studio courtyard. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, visit GoWright.org/VictorianChristmas.