Sanfilippo Mansion Christmas Concert
Community Education Travel -
Celebrate the holidays on one of CET’s most popular tours--a special event at Place de la Musique, the spectacular Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills. We begin our day with an elegant catered holiday meal in the Estate’s Carousel Building. We’ll dine next to the “Eden Palais'' carousel, the only complete European Salon carousel in the world. The spectacular 89-foot wide and 42-foot tall-carved façade has life-size carved horses, giant art glass butterflies, and an 89-key gavioli band organ. You will see and hear this masterpiece in its full glory, while learning about the estate's amazing collection. Following lunch, we'll visit the Sanfilippo residence for a 90-minute Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Concert highlighting Christmas and seasonal holiday music. The concert is performed by Dave Wickerham, one of the finest theater organists in the world. The afternoon is capped with a self-guided exploration of the mansion where various docents will explain and demonstrate some of the world’s greatest collections of restored antique music machines. This elegant afternoon is a sure bet to ring in the holidays!