19th century home transformed into winter wonderland for holiday season

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Not quite feeling the holiday spirit, just yet? Still a little in “bah-humbug” mode?

Well, you need to visit The Hill. Strawberry Hill in KCK.

From now through the end of the year, The Strawberry Hill Museum is decked out in its holiday finery.

Around every corner of the 19th century home is a new way to remember Christmas.

According to Bernadette Soptick, a tour guide who grew up on Strawberry Hill, the work by designers started in October to transform the place into a true holiday wonderland.

The most breath-taking spot of all is, perhaps, the chapel. Nativities from all over the world are displayed in this sacred space, touching on the many cultures that make up the neighborhood. 

The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays with some special events thrown in, such as Breakfast with Saint Nick and a couple of nighttime tours complete with oil lamps.

If you are looking for a way to travel back in time, to a simpler, less “hustle and bustle” Christmas, try Strawberry Hill. It’s an old-world celebration that is perfect for our present day.

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