Whimsical Wonderland: A Holiday Family Event

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The holiday season is upon us once again, and here at Bonnet House, we couldn’t be more excited to kick the festivities into gear! This year, we will be hosting our annual Whimsical Wonderland event to spread holiday cheer throughout the Fort Lauderdale community. From Christmas caroling, to face painting, to a Santa Fire Truck, Bonnet House offers many unique opportunities to enjoy the holidays with the whole family in our Whimsical Wonderland on December 8th, 2019.

Our Whimsical Wonderland is a part of our annual Holiday Magic series. The series begins on Saturday, December 7th with evening tours each night throughout the week. But of all the holiday events taking place at Bonnet House this season, our Whimsical Wonderland is always among the most fun! The evening is full of entertainment and interactive activities that the whole family can enjoy. We have created a variety of holiday-themed events and activities throughout the evening that will be sure to appeal to boys and girls of all age ranges, as well as their adult families.

The evening will begin on Sunday, December 8th at 5:30pm with Santa Claus himself arriving with his elves on his very own Fire Truck to meet the kids and take note of what they would like for Christmas this year. Throughout the evening, kids will be able to participate in arts and crafts, get their faces painted, and enjoy story time with fun, holiday themes. As the evening continues, live holiday music from the Broward Center Spotlights and opportunities to take holiday family portraits.  Bonnet House’s Whimsical Wonderland is the perfect opportunity for the whole family to experience all that our estate has to offer.

To attend Bonnet House’s Whimsical Wonderland evening, general admission for adults costs $20 per person. But if you’d like to add some extra cheer to your admission (includes two drink tickets), admission will be $30 per person. Children between the ages of 6-12 are only $5, and kids under 6 are free of charge!

We hope to see you and your family at Bonnet House for our Whimsical Wonderland, or at one of our other Holiday Magic events. For more information, to purchase tickets, or register for the event, click here, or give us a call at (954) 563-5393.

Live Holiday Music Happenings In Fort Lauderdale

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With December right around the corner, the holidays are fast approaching. Here at Bonnet House, the holiday season means that beautiful music can be heard frequently throughout our estate. This year, during our Holiday Magic series in December, Bonnet House will be hosting a variety of musical talents that will be sure to entertain and spread holiday cheer! Join us to see the house and grounds lit up to delight, and enjoy listening to musical groups including the Pride Jazz Ensemble, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, and the Yuletide Carolers at Bonnet House December 7th – 13th, 2019.

Our Holiday Magic event series kicks off on Saturday, December 7th, 2019 with evening tours from 5:30-8:30pm. To get Holiday Magic started, the Pride Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of Christmas and other holiday music from 6:30-7:10pm and again from 7:30-8:10pm. On Sunday, December 8th, the Broward Center Spotlights will perform at our Whimsical Wonderland family event. Aside from the live music at Whimsical Wonderland, this evening will also consist of arts and craft opportunities, story-telling, and even a visit from Santa Claus on a fire truck!

As the week continues, the Dillard Jazz Trio will perform at Bonnet House on Wednesday, December 11th from 6:30-7:30pm. The Yuletide Carolers will follow on Thursday, December 12th, and will sing a variety of classic Christmas carols from 6:30-7:30pm. Finally, to close out our Holiday Magic series, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida will perform on Friday, December 13th from 6:30-7:00pm and again from 7:45-8:15pm.

In addition to fun, live holiday music, each evening will include a wine bar, as well as plenty of opportunities to tour our beautiful estate and grounds and enjoy samples of Old Fashioned. General admission to Bonnet House during our Holiday Magic event series is $20, but if you’d like to add some holiday cheer (includes two drink tickets), admission is $30. For kids between the ages of 6-12, admission is $5, and children under 6 are free of charge.

This holiday season, we hope to see you and your family and friends as we celebrate the joy of the season with a variety of musical performances. For more information, to purchase tickets, or register for the event, click here, or give us a call at (954) 563-5393.

Holiday Magic

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Fort Lauderdale’s Charming and Whimsical Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
Kicks Off its 100th Anniversary Celebration with Dec. 6 Holiday Magic Soirée

The enchantment of the holidays is bringing many celebrations to Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, including the kick-off of the storied home and estate’s 100th anniversary. The Friday, Dec. 6 Holiday Magic Soirée, the official 100th anniversary kick-off event, will be followed by a special Holiday Magic Week of events to continue the celebration.

The Dec. 6 Holiday Magic Soiree, a fully catered affair by A Alexander Event Catering, will kick off the centennial celebration in style with live entertainment by electric violinist Jared Burnett and electric harpist Deanna Defrancesco. A full bar, holiday music and plenty of festive décor will welcome guests. Designer-decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces will adorn Bonnet House during the event, and will be on sale throughout the week.

The Holiday Magic Soirée will take place from 6:30–9:30 p.m. A VIP reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include an early viewing of the trees, wreaths and centerpieces displayed throughout the house, along with a fully catered champagne reception in the citrus courtyard, and 100th anniversary commemorative holiday ornament. The cost per person for the Soirée is $75; the cost for the Soirée and VIP Reception is $100 per person. The 2018 event hosted a sellout crowd of 500 people. For sponsorship information, email [email protected]

On Dec. 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13, 2019 from 5:30–8:30 p.m., the Holiday Magic Evening Experience will open Bonnet House for self-guided tours with something exciting every night from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more. In honor of its 100th Anniversary, during each evening tour, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be offering holiday cheer, including general admission to the house ($20 per person) and admission with cheers (including two drink tickets) for $30 per person. $5 for kids 6–12 and free for kids under 6.

The Holiday Magic Evening Experience performance schedule is:

  • Pride Jazz Ensemble ― Saturday, Dec. 7; performance times: 6:30–7:10 p.m. & 7:30–8:10 p.m.
  • Whimsical Wonderland ― An Evening for Families: Broward Center Spotlights ― Sunday, Dec. 8,
    5:30–8:30 p.m. Includes Santa arriving on a fire truck, face painting, stocking making, punch and cookies.
  • Dillard Jazz Trio ― Wednesday, Dec. 11; performance time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Yuletide Carolers ― Thursday, Dec. 12; performance time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida ― Friday, Dec. 13; performance times: 6:30–7 p.m. & 7:45-8:15 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please call (954) 703-2614 or visit http://www.bonnethouse.org/calendar/.

Sponsored by: A Alexander Event Catering, Josh Cellars, Redemption Whiskey, Friends of Bonnet House at Corinthian Condominium, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and John Knox Village.