October 4, 2015 – The Christmas House Connection

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On October 4th. The Christmas House is welcoming the community to come and share their photos, stories of Christmas House.  The hours will be from noon to 3 p.m. To register for the connection please email christmashouseracine@gmail.com or call 262-770-4811

For more information on the Christmas House please visit Christmas House Racine



The Christmas House was built in 1893 by Emily Baker, Robert H. Baker’s widow who was one of the founders of J.I.Case Co. The house was then acquired by Alexander J. Horlick of Horlick Malted Milk Company. The Christmas House became a historical landmark. In 1950 the Horlick family donated the house to the St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing Program and named the house Benstead Hall after their Mother, Henrietta Benstead. The Christmas House received its name in 1985 when it became host to the annual Christmas House for Cancer Benefit that was held annually from 1987 – 1995.

This beautiful estate now hosts a Bed and Breakfast that features warm hospitality, four elegant suites, private baths, meeting/event space and a delicious gourmet breakfast. Whether it is a relaxing stay or fun out on the town you are seeking, the Christmas House has it. The main floor can accommodate small events such as weddings, parties, showers and small receptions.

Also located on the property, the original Carriage House, is now a three bedroom, two bath vacation home. It is fully furnished and can be used for a longer term rental. It has central air, cable and WIFI. The carriage House has a wonderful view of the gardens and also has a private balcony and lake views. Because this property is separate from the Christmas House, it gives the guest a more private experience.


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