For the past four years, Lenz has partnered with Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in presenting Christmas at Callanwolde. This event will take place at Callanwolde, a 27,000 square-foot historic mansion, from December 6-17, 2013.
“Christmas at Callanwolde is an Atlanta institution, and we are honored to support it,” said Lenz president, Richard Lenz.
Callanwolde was constructed in 1920 as the home of Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of the Coca-Cola Company’s founder Asa Candler. Located in Atlanta’s Druid Hills neighborhood, the estate was designed by Henry Hornbostel, who also planned Emory University.
In 1959, two years after Mr. Candler’s death, the house was donated to Emory University, and later acquired by the First Christian Church. After a tumultuous period for Callanwolde, including damage to the organ pipe and a fire catastrophe, DeKalb County accepted ownership of the property and agreed to maintain the historic mansion.
Since then, Callanwolde has played host for the Italian Olympic Committee during the Summer Olympics of 1996, served as the backdrop for several Hollywood feature films, and is now the holiday destination for families across the southeast.
Each year, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center transforms the Gothic-Tudor style show house into a magnificent display of holiday cheer, capturing the talents of Atlanta’s top interior and floral designers. This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best yet with festive decorations and design provided by the American Society of Interior Designers.
Lenz also gets in the holiday spirit every year by donating design and production for Christmas at Callanwolde. We are proud to partner with an organization that has an outstanding history and culture, as well as an event that brings joy to so many families. To learn more about the upcoming event, and to register for your tour, visit Callanwolde.org.