Boxing Day at Rienzi

Boxing Day at Rienzi

Celebrated in Great Britain on December 26, Boxing Day is a day when employers traditionally boxed up gifts for their workers to thank them for their service throughout the year.

Today, Rienzi invites you to bring the family and enjoy a few English traditions in Houston! The Garden Club of Houston has been busy decorating the house and grounds with lights and garlands. Look for holiday needlework and garden-themed ornaments on the Christmas trees. Tickets are free, available in advance here


  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Self-Guided Tours of the House See Rienzi at your own pace, and visit with docents in the galleries.
  • 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Art-Making Activity Create your own Christmas crown with colorful jewels.
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cookies and Cider Enjoy warm beverages and cookies, while they last!
  • 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Holiday Music Harpist Hope Cowan plays classical and seasonal music.
  • 2 p.m. Gallery Talk “Containing Narratives” Assistant curator Misty Flores explores the stories behind boxes from Mexico and Spain, highlighting the economic importance of silver in 18th-century viceregal Mexico and the exhibition Looking South: Collecting the Arts of Mexico.
  • 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Theater Performance Actors Laura Kaldis and Spencer Plachy from Main Street Theater perform a short scene from Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.


Learn more about Rienzi, the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Alkek and Williams Foundation; Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.


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