Hollywood,MD— This past weekend Historic Sotterley Plantation held their Family Plantation Christmas. The weather was unseasonably warm, making for a pleasant day to be outside enjoying all that Sotterley has to offer. 

The gates opened to patrons at 10 a.m., Santa and Mrs.Claus met plenty of children. Families were able to have a picture taken with Santa and Mrs.Claus for free in the Warehouse Sotterley had set up. Folks who came out had to opportunity to enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs.Claus; the breakfast was catered by Hardesty Haven of Prince Frederick. 

“This is such a great community outreach event for families to come out and enjoy the holidays. This event has really become a tradition for many families that we see here every year,” said Nancy Easterling, who is the executive director of Sotterley Plantation. 

Suttler Post Farm’s Clydesdales gave horse-drawn carriage rides to families around Sotterley Plantation. Children also enjoyed wagon rides and pony rides in the fields of Sotterley.

The Sotterley Museum Shop was also open for families looking for a unique Christmas gift for loved ones. 

“It was a day of fun for all, and a terrific start to the holiday season,” said Anna Harrison, who is the Marketing Manager at Sotterley Planation. 

Contact Charles Seifert at c.seifert@thebaynet.com.