The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to introduce its newest 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 November 17, 2016 to January 9, 2017
The installation includes 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, however, it will be decorated with seasonal lights ceremoniously illuminated on Walt’s birthday, December 5. Beginning December 7, the museum will invite one lucky guest to be the first to flip the switch each morning after.
To further experience the holiday season at the Disney family home, images of Christmas cards from Walt and Lillian Disney, The Walt Disney Company, and Disney artists, along with personal snapshots depicting Walt and his family, will fill the gallery with holiday cheer. Beloved Disney characters, seen in animation art and ephemera, add to the festive holiday experience.
Complementing this exhibition are December screenings of Christmas with Walt Disney, a film exclusively made for and shown only at The Walt Disney Family Museum during the holidays.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.