Greenwich Historical Society Announces a Bold New Antiquarius to Usher in the Holiday Season with Chic and Flair

With a unifying theme of Animal Instincts, Greenwich Historical Society will usher in its beloved and highly anticipated holiday extravaganza, with a series of events to appeal to discriminating, style-conscious individuals throughout the greater New York metro area:

“For over 50 years, Antiquarius has been the region’s premiere holiday event and the Historical Society’s most important fundraiser for supporting art and education programming,” said Debra Mecky,  executive director and CEO of the Greenwich Historical Society, adding, “This year we are taking it to a new level to appeal to an even greater cross section of people.”

Mecky said rather than schedule all events in one week as they have done in the past, they have moved the holiday boutique to Christ Church the first week in November to allow more time for holiday shopping and to avoid conflicts with other Antiquarius events.

Antiquarius will roar back in early December with the opening cocktail party that introduces the Greenwich Winter Antiques Show.

Bronson Van Wyck Photo: Hannah Thomson

“We’re truly honored to have Bronson van Wyck, one of the world’s most sought after event planners, join us on center stage as our honorary design chair,” Mecky said.

Greenwich Historical Society holiday boutique. Contributed photo

Greenwich Historical Society holiday boutique. Contributed photo

Holiday Boutique at Christ Church

Kicking off the festivities is the Holiday Boutique to take place November 6 -7 at Christ Church. The thoughtfully curated collection of 35 vendors offers something for everyone, including monogrammed children’s wear to cozy knitwear, chic accessories, fine jewelry and specialty foods. The Greenwich High School band will perform for added merriment. A portion of the proceeds go to support art and education programs at the Historical Society.
Christ Church, 254 E Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT
November 6:  6 pm – 8:30 pm
November 7:  9 am – 6 pm

Greenwich Winter Antiques Show

Greenwich Winter Antiques Show

Greenwich Winter Antiques Show
Bronson Van Wyck, event planner extraordinaire and one of the world’s leading authorities on hospitality, presides over the festive opening night reception. Van Wyck’s signature style of entertaining that combines wit and sophistication, with the gracious warmth of his Southern upbringing, has attracted an A list clientele, including Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama as well as Hollywood luminaries, Wall St. Titans and the world’s leading luxury brands.

Tickets for the reception, which includes an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet dinner provided by Watson’s Catering, are $150 and are available at:

Patron ticket holders have exclusive benefits, including an intimate presentation by Bronson van Wyck on holiday entertaining and a personally signed copy of his book out this fall:  “Born to Party: Forced to Work – 21st Century Hospitality”. These tickets, which are ideal for corporate entertaining, are available at various levels starting at $1,000. For more information:

The Greenwich Winter Antiques Show has a long tradition as a trusted source for the finest 18th, 19th and 20th century American, European and Asian decorative furnishings, fine art, estate jewelry and luxurious handbags across a variety of price points. Produced by Frank Gaglio, Inc., the Antiques Show is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, December 7 – 8.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd., Old Greenwich, CT
Opening night reception: Friday, December 6: 6 pm – 9 pm
General admission to Antiques Show: $15

Saturday, December 7: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, December 8: 11 am – 5 pm

Holiday House Tour

Holiday House Tour
In keeping with the Historical Society’s cherished tradition, the Antiquarius House tour will showcase several stunning Greenwich homes. These beautiful residences span a variety of styles, providing an intimate glimpse into the ways Greenwich residents celebrate during the holidays. Participants travel to the homes via shuttle buses located at convenient locations. An optional luncheon will be held at the Milbrook Country Club in a festive setting. Reservations are required. Tickets are $120 for the House Tour; $50 for the luncheon and can be purchased by visiting
Wednesday, December 11: 10 am – 4 pm

Antiquarius is grateful to corporate sponsors: Vanderhorn, Bridgepoint and David Ogilvy & Associates.