Crane Estate Is Hosting a Roaring Twenties Holiday Cocktail Party

Unlike the popular summer version, it takes place inside the Great House.

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The Great House on Castle Hill / Photo provided

With three highly attended events in the bag and plans to expand into a two-day affair in 2017, the Roaring Twenties Lawn Party has by now become a summer getaway staple, taking over the grounds of Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich with dancing, picnicking, and a vintage fair.

But the winter version of the 1920s-themed event, which takes place on December 5 this year, takes the party inside the Great House, a 59-room historic mansion furnished with period antiques.

The house will be decorated for the holidays, hors d’oeuvres will be doled out, and an open bar will be set up with vintage cocktails. Party-goers can explore an exhibition on a 1928 expedition to the Antarctic carried out by former Beacon Hill resident Admiral Richard E. Byrd, tour the Great House, and embark on a treasure hunt.

The Back Bay Ramblers will provide jazzy tunes from the 1920s and 1930s as the soundtrack for the night, and dancing—as well as showing up in your finest flapper attire—is strongly encouraged.

As for more family-friendly and affordable options, the Great House will also be open for holiday-themed tours—featuring ice sculptures and other decorations on the grounds—on Friday, December 4, through Sunday, December 6. The following weekend, the estate will host a children’s Christmas party on Saturday, December 12, and a holiday choral concert on Sunday, December 13.

Roaring Twenties Holiday Cocktail Party tickets are $70 for Trustees of Reservations members, $85 for non-members, Saturday, December 5, 6-10 p.m., Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Rd., Ipswich,