Friends of the Parks to Kickoff Christmas Season with Annual Mistletoe Party

Nov 25, 2013 12:41 PM

The City of Oroville and Friends of the Parks will sponsor the mistletoe party at the historic C.F. Lott Home on December 8, a tradition which first began in 1856.

The party will run from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday. The free event will include traditional bell ringers, holiday music, cookies, punch, and the opportunity to see the beautifully furnished historic home. According to the city’s press release, the tradition first started 157 years ago when Judge Charles F. Lott held a holiday party for every citizen of Oroville to meet and greet his new bride, Susan Hyer Lott. The Friends of the Parks renewed the annual event in the 1970s.

“We are fortunate to be able to carry on this traditional event and to be able to share it with the community who are invited to a delightful holiday visit in an historical home,” said Janice Clay, long time museum docent and Friends of the Parks member.

The Lott Home, located at 1067 Montgomery Street features two floors of period furnishings, a carriage house, caretaker’s cottage, picturesque gazebo, and a full city block of manicured gardens.

For more information, contact Bob Marciniak at 538-2518.


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