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Holiday Discovery Days at Bayou Bend

December 4, 2021–January 2, 2022

Free for ages 18 & younger with adult admission

Round up your family and friends, bring your smartphone or tablet, and come over to Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens for holiday-themed digital explorations and games.

The first five outdoor activities may be enjoyed during Bayou Bend’s open hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
The last two indoor activities are available Friday–Sunday, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

• Reindeer Hunt
Search for reindeer (life-size sculptures) as they get some much-needed rest in the gardens.

• Play-Along Carols
Become a musician without any training, by using special sheet music and handbells.

• Seasonal Story Stroll
Enjoy a self-guided walk through an area of the gardens featuring giant “pages” from a winter holiday storybook.

• Photo Challenge
Take a photo in each of the challenge zones, including the poinsettia-filled Diana Garden.

• All the Jolly Holly
Play a fun horticulture learning game. (for ages 12 & younger)

• Butterfly Search
Look for butterfly ornaments hidden among the festive holiday room settings on the first floor of the house.

• Holiday Decorations
See five beautiful trees filled with sparkling ornaments, and learn more about the displays.

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Holiday Discovery Days at Bayou Bend is generously supported by Mary Lynn and Steve Marks.