Workshops, live music,

holiday decor, santa,

and more!

November 25 - 26

November 30 - December 2

December 7 - 10

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Join us at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for 9 days of Winter House 2023!

From November 25 to December 10, Callanwolde will be open to the public to celebrate a new winter tradition, one filled with art and holiday cheer.

Admission Cost

Winter House Hours

Monday - Wednesday: Closed

Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Thursday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm


Letters to Santa

Mug & Ornament Clay Glazing

Fire Pits & S'mores

Board Games

Artist Market

Live Music

Library Wine Bar

Santa Visits

History Tours

and MORE!

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More Information and Links To Purchase Tickets

2023 Live

Ticketed performances during Winter House are held in the beautiful indoor Courtyard of the Mansion. Beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks are available for sale before and during each performance. No outside beverages or food allowed.

Buy Tickets & Full Performance Schedule


15+ Holiday Art Workshops featuring Callanwolde’s most popular year-round fine arts classes.

Calligraphy, Blacksmithing, and Ornament painting are just a few of our holiday workshops offered during Winter House 2023. Be sure to check out the Kid's and Family friendly workshops, along with the 15+ sessions!

Be sure to register to secure your spot before coming to Callanwolde as many workshops will sell-out.

Register for Workshops


Pottery Workshops feature Callanwolde’s most popular

year-round ceramic classes. Learn the basics of ceramic wheel-throwing, glaze ornaments with the unique Raku method, learn how to hand sculpt a clay mug, and more.

Kid and family-friendly ceramic workshops also available!

Register for Workshops

Looking for fun free-or-low-cost holiday activities? Winter House has something for everyone.

Blizten's Bingo, Holiday Story-Time with special guests, Mansion Tours, Artist Installation local Atlanta artist, Artist Market, Wreath Sales, and much more!

Learn More about Winter House Events


Take a picture-perfect holiday card photo of the whole family with Santa! Make magical memories writing letters to the North Pole, taking pictures with Santa, and spending time in his temporary Callanwolde workshop.

Staff will be present to assist with your personal phone and/or camera. Offerings include Santa Pictures with your furry friends and sensory Santa experiences.

Purchase Tickets for Santa


50-minute guided tour of the historic Callanwolde Mansion.

Discover the unique architectural features of the

100-year-old mansion as well as its fascinating history.

Sign up for a History Tour

Thank You

2023 Sponsors






at Winter House 2023

Experience the magic of Winter House

as a 2023 volunteer!

Bring a friend, a family member (16+), a group of co-workers or come by yourself - we'd love all the support we can get. Volunteers will help guests as "Information Elves," help in Santa's workshop taking photographs for ticket holders, support during the holiday workshops, and more.

All volunteers will receive a Callanwolde T-shirt.

Interested in sponsoring Winter House 2023?

Please contact Stephen Barwick at or 404-474-4534 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Winter House?

From November 25 to December 10 the Mansion will be open to the public to celebrate a new type of holiday tradition, one filled with art and holiday cheer. Entry is free, but please pre-purchase all ticketed workshops, performances, and events before coming to Callanwolde.

Imagine twinkling lights, laughter, and delicious treats all in one place in our 27,000 square-foot historic mansion filled with holiday magic, activities, and workshops for all. Friends sit by a blazing fire in the Wine Bar and Beer Garden, as families gather by the outdoor fire pits and make s’mores. Jazzy holiday sounds will fill the air while you peruse our holiday artist market, play classic board games in the Library with a glass of wine, or learn how to build and decorate your very own gingerbread house. Santa will be making a special trip to the mansion from up north for photo sessions with furry friends and families.

What are the days and times?

Winter House will be open the following dates:

November 25th – 26th
November 30th – December 2nd
Closed December 3rd for Private Event
December 7th – 10th


Open hours are:

Thursday – Saturday: 12:00pm – 10:00pm 

Sunday: 12:00pm – 9:00pm


What are the workshops?

The mini-workshops feature projects and instructors from Callanwolde’s most popular year-round classes. Sign-up for beginner classes in Throwing Pottery at the Wheel, Raku Firing, and Blacksmithing.

Click Here to see all of  our workshop offerings!

What else is there to do?

Find a cozy spot and play classic board games like Scrabble, Chess, Monopoly, and Trivial Pursuit.

Create a lasting memory by decorating a ceramic mug or ceramic ornaments. Ornaments include snowflakes, dreidels, gingerbread men, stars, snowmen, kitties, and dog bones. Who could ask for a better gift?

Take photos with Santa! Bring your family (including the little furry ones). Yes, pets are welcome, check our schedule for details.

Callanwolde is excited to provide sensory-friendly Santa experiences for families during 2023 Winter House. See Santa webpage for dates and times.

Are you serving food and drinks?

What’s a glass of wine or cold beer without a warm cookie! We’ll also have s’more kits, coffee and more for sale.

Will there be shopping?

Our entire 2,000 square-foot gallery will be filled with unique, high-quality items for sale, designed by our very own Callanwolde artists. Items include pottery, jewelry, scarves, and more – they make the best presents!

Any live entertainment?

Every evening, Winter House will feature live dance or musical performances. For the official schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the Performance page on our website.

Is Winter House kid-friendly?

Yes! Other than having their photo taken with Santa and playing family-friendly board games, we will have free holiday goodies that include a fun scavenger hunt, coloring, and lots of activities. Don’t forget about s’mores by one of our fire pits as a special treat!

What does it cost?

Admission is free and all are welcome to visit the mansion and see our beautiful holiday trees and decorations! We strongly encourage everyone to register in advance for workshops and purchase tickets for our special music and dance performances, as space is limited and tickets will sell out quickly.

980 Briarcliff Road NE Atlanta, GA 30306

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