Historic Kernersville landmark Körner’s Folly, a 5,600 architectural wonderland, prepares once again for a spectacular holiday season. Each winter, this remarkable 22-room structure adds a layer of adornment and excitement with ornate displays of Christmas décor.
Preparations for this magical time of the year begin in October, as staff embark upon a deep cleaning, relocate fragile collection objects, and unpack cherished ornaments. Thanks to the energy and creativity of a corps of special volunteers, the rooms of Körner’s Folly will be filled with Victorian-inspired trees, garlands, and beautiful interpretations of this year’s theme of Christmas Carols. Holiday tours will be offered starting November 27, 2020 and will run through January 2, 2021.
Körner’s Folly also looks forward to hosting the first annual Holiday Market on November 28, 2020, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in conjunction with Small Business Saturday, to provide visitors with a one-stop shop for holiday gifts created by local makers and artisans. Following health and safety recommendations, this market will be outdoors and socially distanced.
In addition, Körner’s Folly will host special evening tours to offer visitors a truly unforgettable experience. Evening tours, known as Christmas by Candlelight, will be offered on December 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event.
For a fun, day-time experience, join us for A Kernersville Yuletide, when 3 local destinations team up for a day-time holiday experience at the Kernersville Museum, Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, and Körner’s Folly, on Saturday, December 12, 2020, 10am-3pm.
This year, to help Körner’s Folly manage capacity and cleaning protocols, tours are available by appointment only, via our website www.kornersfolly.org. “We are looking forward to making this season bright for all our visitors and staff, as well as prioritizing health and safety,” says Executive Director Dale Pennington. “We encourage those who enjoy the decorations at Körner’s Folly every year as a holiday tradition, to return this season, with the reassurance that we are doing everything we can to ensure an excellent experience for everyone. We’re also very excited about this year’s theme, and anticipate the house being full of music and excitement of Victorian-era Christmas carols.”
Körner’s Folly is open for self-guided tours Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, with the last tour appointment offered at 3:00 pm. Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://www.kornersfolly.org/buy-tickets. Please call (336) 996-7922 for more information. Regular updates posted on Facebook and Instagram @KornersFolly.