Special Events at Willistead Manor
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Special Events in our "At the Manor" Series

Willistead Manor - Watercolour of the Exterior - June 2017

Save the Date: 1st Annual High Tea & Garden Party at Willistead Manor

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Seatings at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
$30 per person (taxes not included)

Thyme To-Go and Willistead Manor present the 1st Annual Willistead Manor High Tea & Garden Party in September of 2019. Your experience includes a not-to-be-missed Tea Bar featuring hot and cold teas; a delicious menu of sandwiches, crumpets, scones and pastries; and a guided tour of the Paul Martin Gardens between 12:30 and 2:00 p.m., with Stefan Fediuk, City of Windsor Lanscape Architect. For Tickets, call Thyme To-Go at 519-254-3434 or visit www.thymetogo.ca.  

Save the Date: 1st Annual Harvest Dinner at Willistead Manor

Sunday, October 27, 2019
One Seating at 7:00 p.m.
$85 per person (taxes not included)

Thyme To-Go and Willistead Manor present the 1st Annual Harvest Dinner at Willistead Manor in October of 2019. Imagine sitting down to a crisp fall meal on the grounds of Willistead Manor, with the historic mansion as your dinner backdrop. Your unique, not-to-be-missed experience includes an outdoor, Farm-to-Table Epic Roast, featuring three delicious cuts of meat; rustic vegetables; seasonal side dishes; whisky tastings from Wolfhead Distillery and live music. For tickets, call Thyme To-Go at 519-254-3434 or visit www.thymetogo.ca.  

Poetry at the Manor - Vol. 7 

Save the Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
FREE Admission
First-Come, First-Seated; Limited seating available

Hosted by Windsor's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Mulhern, in collaboration with Poet Laureate Emeritus Marty Gervais. This Windsor-favourite poetry event features the City of Windsor's poet laureate hosting an intimate evening of poetry and discussion with guest poets laureate from across Canada. This year's event features: Al Moritz (Poet Laureate, Toronto); Steven Smith (Poet Laureate, Banff); Victoria Butler (Poet Laureate, Barrie); and Micheline Maylor (Poet Laureate, Calgary). Windsor's Youth Poet Laureate, Samantha Badaoa will also share her work at the event. This event is brought to you in partnership by the City of Windsor, Willistead Manor, Black Moss Press, the University of Windsor, The League of Canadian Poets, and Best Western Plus Windsor.

2019 Holiday Tours at the Manor

December 2019

See Willistead Manor all decked out in its holiday finest in this family-favourite holiday event co-hosted by the City of Windsor and the Friends of Willistead.

  • Sunday, December 1, 2019. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2019. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 8, 2019. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 15, 2019. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 22, 2019. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 29, 2019. 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: There are no tours Wednesday, December 11, and Wednesday, December 25, 2019. 

Stay tuned for special programming information in connection with the 2019 Willistead Manor Holiday Tours.

Yoga at the Manor 

Yoga at the Manor continues in 2019 with classes offered in the spring, fall and winter. We also offer a short, four-class session in the summer.

Yoga at the Manor. In this all-levels Yoga class, you will learn the discipline of relaxation and meditation. Concentrate on breathing and yoga positions, and improve your flexibility and agility.

Gentle Yoga/Healthy Backs at the Manor. The hardest part of yoga practice can be quieting the mind to listen to the body. Relax deeply; let go of unhealthy performance-based habits which contribute to imbalance and injury. This restorative approach to yoga builds healthier backs and helps improve concentration.

Both Yoga offerings at Willistead Manor take place inside the main manor house. Depending on the weather, some classes may take place in the beautiful Paul Martin Gardens just outside the building. This is a unique opportunity to be active and healthy in the unforgettable setting of Willistead Manor.

To register, and for details on the Fall and Winter courses, visit www.activewindsor.ca.

Keep in touch through the Cultural Affairs E-Blast 

Keep in touch with upcoming events, projects, initiatives and more by signing up for our monthly Cultural Affairs E-Blast. Delivered on the 2nd Tuesday of every month, this electronic newsletter keeps you up to date on the unique happenings at: the Cultural Affairs Office, Museum Windsor, The Windsor Sculpture Park, Willistead Manor, Mackenzie Hall, and more. To sign up, send a request to culturalaffairs@citywindsor.ca.

Past Willistead Manor events include:

  • Art in the Park 2019. June 1-2, 2019.
  • An Evening With Professor Michael Farrell. May 22, 2019.
  • 2019 Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. May 12, 2019.
  • Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet 2019.
  • Opera at the Manor - "Cinderella". October 2019.
  • Doors Open Windsor 2018.
  • Opera at the Manor - Turn of the Screw by Abridged Opera Co. March 2018.
  • Opera at the Manor - "Pat and Emilia". 2018.
  • Willistead Manor and Thyme To-Go Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. May 2018.
  • Poetry at the Manor - Volume 6 - 2018.
  • Yoga at the Manor - 2018.
  • Willistead Manor and Thyme To-Go Mother's Day Brunch Buffet. May 2017.
  • Willistead Manor Inc., City of Windsor and Friends of Willistead Silent Auction. March 2017.
  • Poetry at the Manor volumes 1 through 4. 2012-2015.
  • Pat and Emilia Opera Premiere.
  • Doors Open Windsor 2016