The public is invited to The W.H. Stark House’s Holiday Open House to take place on two evenings – Dec. 13 and 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. This event is free to the public and children accompanied by an adult are welcome.

Non-perishable food items are being accepted as donations to Orange Christian Services. Entrance for the Holiday Open House is through The W.H. Stark Carriage House at 610 West Main Avenue, Orange, Texas.

Join us for two evenings of live music and complimentary first-floor tours of holiday decorations, along with cookies and punch reception served in the adjacent Carriage House, which serves as the entrance for this event.

Seasonal décor on the first-floor will include one-of-a-kind, handmade ornaments on a Christmas tree in the Foyer and seasonal boughs and berries throughout the rooms. See a beautiful holiday tea table-setting using the Stark family American Brilliant Period cut glass punch bowl and the Gorham silver tea service in the dining room during the complimentary tours.

In the Music Room, holiday selections will be played throughout both nights. Ellen Rienstra will play on an original violin that belonged to Henry Jacob (H.J.) Lutcher Stark during his childhood. She will be accompanied by Ed Wilson on the 1910 Steinway Grand Piano and Jennifer Howland on flute.

“The W.H. Stark House invites everyone to enjoy the holiday season with a visit to the Holiday Open House on Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. This is our ninth year to host this event which has become a tradition in Orange community. It is a wonderful time to visit with family and friends and to enjoy the holiday season” says Patsy Herrington, Director of The W.H. Stark House.

In coordination with the Holiday Open House, Stark Museum of Art will host their annual Holiday Exhibit Celebration on Dec. 13 and 15, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Located at 610 Main Avenue in Orange, Texas, The W.H. Stark House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 409-883-0871 or visit

Enjoy musical performances during the Holiday Open House at The W.H. Stark House on Dec. 13 and 15.