The City of Winter Park and The Morse Museum present the 37th annual lighting of century-old Tiffany windows in Central Park with a free outdoor concert of holiday favorites by the Bach Festival Society Choir and Brass Ensemble.
On Thursday, Dec. 3, the City of Winter Park and The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art present the 37th Annual Christmas in the Park in downtown Winter Park.
The free outdoor event begins at 6:15 p.m. when the lights are turned up on nine century-old Tiffany leaded-glass windows and Central Park is transformed into a luminous concert hall for the esteemed 160-voice Bach Festival Society Choir.
Hugh and Jeannette McKean, who together built the Morse Museum’s collection, began Christmas in the Park in 1979 to share a part of their rare Tiffany collection with the public in an informal setting.
Eight of the windows featured at Christmas in the Park are memorials with religious themes designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s firm for installation in the chapel at the Association for the Relief of Respectable, Aged, Indigent Females (1814–1974) in New York City. Tiffany Studios’ Christmas Eve window, c. 1902, will also be on view at the event and in the Morse Museum following Christmas in the Park. The window—in which a figure resembling Father Christmas holds the Christ child—was designed by Thomas Nast Jr., son of the famous political cartoonist, for his sister’s home in New Rochelle, New York.
Thursday, December 3rd 2015 at 6:15 PM
to Thursday, December 3rd 2015 at 8:00 PM
251 South Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789