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RELEASE DATE: November 26, 2013

Candles and Carols Returns with Renewed Focus on Oak Hill Home and Gardens

A Northwest Georgia holiday tradition returns with a refreshed focus as Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum hosts its 27th annual Candles and Carols celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7.

Parking and admission will be at the Harbin Clinic Main Campusat 1825 Martha Berry Blvd., with transportation provided to and from the event. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under, and can be purchased at the event. More information about Candles and Carols is available atwww.oakhillmuseum.com/christmas.

Donned in its holiday best, the Oak Hill home and grounds – the historic home and estate of Berry College founder Martha Berry– will be open to guests of all ages who can stroll through the gardens illuminated with thousands of lights, sip on warm beverages from Swift & Finch Coffee, and take a photo with Santa - all while carolers fill the air with the festive sounds of Christmas. 

"We have families who return every year to kick off their holiday season,” says Alice Stevens, education and public service manager for Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum. “This year’s focus will center on the Oak Hill house and gardens.”

With thousands of new lights and decorations being placed throughout the estate, guests will be able to explore more of the grounds.  Rachel Taylor, the museum’s collections manager, said the change “was a direct result of feedback from members of the community.”

“A great deal of planning has gone into this year’s event, and we are excited to share our efforts with the people of Rome,” says Oak Hill’s Director Tim Brown. “Both first-time and returning guests will discover something new and exciting.”

Oak Hill, the historic estate of Berry College-founder Martha Berry (1865-1942), and The Martha Berry Museum is an award-winning attraction in Rome, Ga. Located at the intersection of Georgia Loop 1 and U.S. Highway 27, Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, please visit www.oakhillmuseum.com.

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