Visitors from Tulsa and surrounding cities and states come to the Belvidere for this event which has become a tradition for many families with children, and with friends who like to meet for lunch in the Tea Room and then browse the gift shop. Everything will be on sale now through December 24th. This is the Belvidere’s biggest and most important fundraiser. Profits from Christmas sales are used all year long to meet expenses, pay taxes and insurance, and make repairs. During Dickens Days November 18-19th, we will be open late until 8pm. Horse drawn carriage rides from downtown Claremore will drop off passengers at the Belvidere to tour and shop. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Breakfast With Santa
On Saturday November 18th the Belvidere will host Breakfast with Santa from 8-10 am. Kids and parents can come up to the ballroom and get their pictures with Santa, and have pancakes, muffins, orange juice, biscuits and gravy, and more. Reservations for this event are required (918) 342-1127.
Made in Claremore!
This year we are proud to offer a variety of handmade wooden toys (just like Santa would bring!) such as quilt racks, trains, puzzles, cars, and trucks. These are all crafted right here in Rogers County by Roger Anthony, and other members of the non-profit Rogers County Woodworkers (RCW.) Each year the craftsmen make a number of toys and other items to donate to charitable causes such as the Toys for Tots program, and the Muskogee School for the Blind. We are grateful for the opportunity to showcase these toys in the gift shop.
The decor for 2011 features retro-looking and vintage products from K.D. Vintage. With German glitter houses, mercury glass, bottle brush trees, and old fashioned glass ornaments the front foyer is bright with reflected light. The mantel has unique lighted houses unavailable from other area merchants. Inside the gift shop we have a variety of whimsical trees as well as traditional, country, and primitive decor.
The Tea Room will be open regular hours (11-2) Tuesday through Saturday. It is a good idea to make reservations if you plan on bringing a group of 5 or more, as the restaurant is busy this time of year.