-89665b15cd9ad80cThis weekend, Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens in Birmingham invites guests to see how the former plantation decked the halls in the 19th century.

A Christmas candlelight tour and the hanging of the green starts at 6 p.m. tonight. Cost is $20 per person.

On Saturday and Sunday, guests can tour the house museum, gardens and old kitchen adorned in period decorations. There will be refreshments, entertainment, children’s activities and cookies with Santa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6.

There is no charge for admission; donations are accepted.

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The Arlington Antebellum Home, 331 Cotton Ave. S.W., Birmingham, is a two-story frame structure built between 1845–50 featuring antebellum-era Greek Revival architecture and six acres of landscaped gardens. Added to the National Historic Register in 1970, the house serves as a decorative arts museum with a collection of 19th-century furniture, textiles, silver, and paintings.


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