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Long Island’s Westbury House Presents Old-Time Christmas

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OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)Old Westbury Gardens on Long Island this weekend was presenting Christmas as it used to be – historic and without commercialism.

As WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reported Saturday, this was the last weekend to experience the event.

The majestic Westbury House – once the residence of U.S. Steel magnate John Shaffer Phipps, was done up in its original turn-of-the-last-century style.

“All natural elements that we find on the grounds and real trees and we decorate the rooms beautifully,” said director Vincent Kish. “We also try to give people the feel for how Christmas may have been celebrated by the family in this house about 100 years ago.”

The estate features decorated period rooms, along with a visit by Santa, cookies and cider.

General admission to the event is $8, and $5 for seniors and children ages 3 through 17.

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