Day at the Dole | December 5th

Step back in time to explore the Dole Mansion and its colorful history. The mansion was built during the Civil War and was purchased in the 1920s by Mrs. Lou Ringling, widow of the circus family’s eldest brother. Today it is Lakeside Arts Park and features art galleries and performing arts to delight visitors. Spend a day at the Dole to experience its history, art, and music.

Wednesday, December 5th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Online ticket sales will end at Noon on November 28th.

General Admission: $45.00

  • Presentation on the Christmas Traditions/Victorian era
  • Tour of the Dole Mansion
  • Lunch
  • Concert in ‘the Listening Room’


Group Tickets: For groups of 9 people or more, please contact Betty Swanson, Event & Program Coordinator, at or at 815.455.8000.

For individual tickets and small groups (max 8) continue below and to buy your tickets online.