Celebrate the return of the holiday season with a visit to NightWood at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s house and gardens. The annual, outdoor sound and light experience returns in 2021, this time with 7 different scenes to enjoy. November 4th through December 31st, 2021.
The Berkshire holiday season is loaded with lots of fun things to do and see, even in challenging times such as these. Though a few events have been cancelled, such as Stockbridge Main Street At Christmas, many others are still going strong.
Despite the lights and season, NightWood at The Mount isn’t a holiday display but an art event. It’s colorful scenes are meant to evoke a variety of feelings not necessarily connected to the holidays. That being said, there’s no rule against attending while suffused in the holiday spirit.
Edith Wharton (1832-1937) was a Pulitzer-prize winning American writer and designer. She lived at The Mount in Lenox, which she helped design, for the first decade of the 1900’s.
The Mount is considered one of the most authentic, restored Gilded Age cottages in the Berkshires – or anywhere, for that matter. Take the time to visit in season, if you can.
NightWood at The Mount
NightWood is a tour of outdoor winter landscapes inspired by the unique architecture and history of Edith Wharton’s iconic house and gardens.
Each presentation is its own unique event. Seven different, professionally designed, displays of light sound and color in and around the grounds of The Mount. You’ll see The Woods, The Eternal City, The Courtyard, The Winter Garden, The Lane, The Glade, and The Conference of Trees.
Visitors to the event follow a 3/4 mile long (1.2 km) path through woods and gardens to each display. Each tour takes approximately 45 minutes.
The trail can be uneven with both paved and unpaved pathways, inclines, stairs, and potentially mud and ice. Appropriate clothing and footwear are essential to your enjoyment.
Snacks and hot drinks are available for purchase to help you warm up after your tour. What fun!
NightWood 2021 Tickets, and Schedule
NightWood is open evenings, Thursday through Sunday, November 4th through December 31st. The event is closed November 25th and December 24th and 25th.
Attend opening night and enjoy a dinner with craft cocktails along with your tour! NightWood tickets sell out FAST, however. Get yours now before they’re all gone!
Edith Wharton’s The Mount is located at 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA, less than 5 minutes from the front door of our Berkshires bed and breakfast, The Inn at Stockbridge.
Though the Main House of The Mount is closed for the season (May through October) the grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk. Visit www.edithwharton.org for more information. You can also find it on Facebook.