For many, it’s the first major event of the holiday season: The Victoria Mansion Christmas Gala on Nov. 29 showcased holiday decor by more than a dozen local design volunteers. The gala is in the books for 2017, but Christmas at Victoria Mansion continues through Jan. 7, 2018 (other than Christmas and New Year’s Day). For more info: www.victoriamansion.org
Executive Director Tom Johnson.
Dan Svenson looking up at the stairwell decorated by Emerald City.
Victoria Mansion's dramatic stair hall, decorated by the Emerald City team led by Dan Hatt.
Trustee Lauren Webster of Portland with Jeremy Sherman of Peak's Island.
Carson Lutes of Pownal with Bonnie and Jack Riddle.
Mike Erickson, Mike Libby, Kate Diconzo, Andrew Doody and designer Karen Cole, who decorated the green bedroom.
Stuart and Karen Watson of Portland.
Richard Waterhouse with Melinda Thomas of Clipper Ship Tea House. She decorated the library.
Detail from the library, decorated by Clipper Merchant Tea House.
Gala patron Alexa Oestreicher of Yarnouth with Abbie and Jon Labonville of Yarmouth.
Lydia Tumukunde of South Portland.
The Emerald City decorating team.
Gaslight League member Sue MacArthur.
Elizabeth Norton of Brunswick and board member Stephen Barton of Westbrook.
Reuben Bell, Fousto Pfiefer and their daughter Sophia.
Gaslight League member Kevin Ryan of Gray.
Shaun Hawkins and his fiancé Tess Potter.
Dan Gifford decorated the red bedroom with Asian flair.
Patron Lonnie Leeman and Meredith Strang Burgess.
Trustee Holly Doggett and her husband Daryl Turicek.
Gaslight League members Shawn Agren of Portland and Chris Haddad of Cape Elizabeth.