Home for the Holidays with The Walt Disney Family Museum
The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to bring back its annual holiday tradition with the opening of Home for the Holidays at Carolwood, an immersive seasonal installation celebrating Walt’s family and love of trains, on view from Nov. 15, 2018 to Jan. 7, 2019.
About the Exhibition
Home for the Holidays will include an elaborate three-dimensional model of the Disney Family home on Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles—featuring Walt’s personal steam locomotive, the Lilly Belle, chugging along his Carolwood Pacific Fair Weather Route.
The intricate scale model will be on view for the entire duration of the installation and will be decorated with seasonal lights, ceremonially illuminated for the first time on Walt’s birthday, Wednesday, Dec. 5. Luckily, this coincides with one of the museum's free admission days.
The exhibit's gallery will also showcase replicas of Christmas cards originally sent by the Walt Disney Company and crafted by Disney's artists, such as the Nine Old Men. Personal snapshots of the Disney family, as well as animation and ephemera, will help fill the gallery as well to add to the festive spirit. Also included for the first time this year is an up-close look at the Disney-Miller family's beloved vintage sled, featuring an original painted design of the "pie-eyed" Mickey Mouse.
The Walt Disney Family Museum is located in the historic Presidio, with a breathtaking backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge. Home for the Holidays is on view Nov. 15, 2018 to Jan. 7, 2019. General admission can be purchased on-site or online at waltdisney.org.
Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to book in advance to receive discounted admission. For more information, and to inquire about guided tours, please visit the museum's Group Sales.