The 12 Days of Christmas at Körner’s Folly
In honor of the traditional 12 days of Christmas (and the last 10 days Körner’s Folly is open for holiday tours), we’ve put together 12 Körner’s Folly-themed facts and tour activities. So grab your family and come on in for a tour!
The traditional 12 days of Christmas are December 25 (Christmas Day) through January 5 (Epiphany). Körner’s Folly will be open for holiday tours December 26 – 30 (10am – 5pm), and January 2 – 6 (10am – 5pm). Saturday, January 6, 2018 is the final day of holiday tours. Körner’s Folly is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Sunday, January 7. Admission: Adults $10, Children (6-18 years old) $6, Under 6 free.
To read more about the history of the 12 days of Christmas, check out this website: https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/12daysofchristmas.shtml
On the first Day of Christmas… – A Christmas scavenger hunt for kids – be sure to ask about it in the gift shop when you tour!
2nd Day of Christmas – 2 Moravian stars, the symbol of Advent in the Moravian church. Can you find both while on tour? See one hanging from the front porch as you enter and one topping the tree in the Master Bedroom.
3rd Day of Christmas – The 3rd stop on your tour is the Breakfast Room. Check out this Körner family recipe for one of their favorite breakfast treats, called “Ragamuffins.”
Take biscuit dough, roll out, spread with butter, sugar and cinnamon; roll up like a jelly roll, cut from the end and bake quickly.
4th Day of Christmas – 4 Körner’s lived in Körner’s Folly, find all four of them on your tour and take a selfie with each one. Photography is allowed throughout Körner’s Folly.
5th Day of Christmas – 5 and a half foot ceilings – WOW! Did you know the lowest ceilings in Körner’s Folly are only 5.5 feet tall? The tallest are 25 feet!
6th Day of Christmas – 6 Please Touch Baskets are found throughout your tour. These are special activities for children (and adults) to do while on tour.
7th Day of Christmas – 7 levels make up Körner’s Folly, along with 3 stories, and about 120+ stairs connecting them all!
8th Day of Christmas – 8 Christmas cards, to find while on tour. Did you know the first Christmas card was sent in 1843 by Henry Cole? Cole wanted to send his acquaintances something different from his usual Christmas letter. By the late 1800s, Christmas cards were growing in popularity due to cards being mass produced making the cost significantly cheaper.
9th Day of Christmas – 9 landings on the North Staircase, yes again with the stairs! There are plenty in Körner’s Folly so please use caution while on tour.
10th Day of Christmas – 10 puppet shows. Did you know Körner’s Folly hosts 10 puppet shows year-round? Join us on the 4th Saturday of the month, January-October to see the Körner’s Folly Family Revue.
11th Day of Christmas – 11 Christmas Carolers joined us for Christmas by Candlelight Tours. Many of the Christmas carols we sing today were written during the Victorian period, such as: Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in a Manger, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Good King Wenceslas, Here We Come A-wassailing, Deck the Halls, and Jingle Bells.
12th Day of Christmas – 12 months / year is how often Körner’s Folly is open for tours. Join us year-round for tours, programs, and events. Sign up for our e-newsletter below so you never miss an event.