VILLA FINALE: MUSEUM & GARDENS

Calendar of Programs & Events at Villa Finale

What's On at Villa Finale

Ticket purchases may be made below (unless otherwise specified) or by calling Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800. Payment for your ticket must be made at the time of reservation.

Please contact Farrah Varga, Marketing & Development Coordinator, at fvarga@villafinale.org for more information about programming or for any programming-related media requests.


 

December 


Music for Your Eyes - Holiday!


Thursday, December 7th
Thursday, December 14th

6:30pm - 8:00pm

$20/members
$25/non-members

Guests to Villa Finale will see beautiful sights and be treated to unique sounds during our special tour, Music for Your Eyes. This evening experience highlights the music machines in the museum’s collection with demonstrations of unique music boxes, antique turntables, and more.  During this seasonal version of the tour, museum staff will share comical and little-known holiday anecdotes about the pieces, their inventors, songs played, and Christmas traditions around the world. The tour ends with a fifteen-minute concert of traditional holiday songs played on Mr. Mathis’s automated 1921 Bechstein-Welte reproducing piano, located inside one of the home’s lavish parlors. Guests will be treated to a glass of champagne as they sit back to enjoy the beautiful music of the season!

Space on this tour is very limited. Please call Visitor Services at (210) 223-9800 if you encounter any issues with your purchase.

Click here to purchase tickets for December 7th

Click here to purchase tickets for December 14th

           

Villa Finale Presents: "A Christmas Carol"
       
Saturday, December 16th

5:30pm - 6:30pm; gates open at 4:30

$20/members
$25/non-members

           
Experience this abbreviated version of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, as you’ve never before seen it: performed live with a Victorian home as its backdrop.  See Scrooge look down from Villa Finale’s historic balcony as the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future remind him of the importance of being kind and loving to his fellow man. The audience will be treated to delectable holiday refreshments both before and after the performance.  Dress warmly and be prepared to embrace the spirit of the season!

                       
            Click here to purchase tickets for A Christmas Carol

           


Movies in the Garden Presents: "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"

Friday, December 22nd

6:30pm; gates open at 5:30pm, 1960s-themed contest at 6:00pm

FREE

Join us for the best WORST movie you'll see this holiday season! Experience this camp classic while bundled against the elements in Villa Finale's beautiful gardens. Popcorn and hot cider will be served. Blankets, chairs, small coolers, and leashed pets are welcome.          

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Villa Finale's
Meusebach House

414 King William Street

Located directly across the street from Villa Finale, the Meusebach House was first built by Smith Ellis and his wife Josie in 1886, before they built and moved into the grand two-story house now located next door.  This cottage was sold to Otto Meusebach in 1889.  The
Meusebachs lived in the home until the early part of the 20th century.

Walter Mathis purchased the home in 1974.  He received an award from the San Antonio Conservation Society in 1976 for his restoration of the Meusebach House.

Today, the house is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is used by Villa Finale for meetings and special presentations.