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The Holiday Magic Comes To Bonnet House: Christmas Events In Fort Lauderdale

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It’s that time of year again! After October ends, it’s time to start focusing on the festivities of the
holiday season. Here at Bonnet House, we are already preparing to celebrate the holiday
season in grand fashion. But it’s not just the holidays that are worth celebrating this year.
Starting in December, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will begin celebrating our 100th
anniversary! Our official kickoff will commence with our Holiday Magic event series December
6-13, 2019 and will continue with various events throughout 2020.

Beginning on December 6th, 2019, Bonnet House will be hosting our third annual fundraising
event that begins with a fully catered Soiree and exclusive VIP reception, followed by a full week
of festivities that will be fun for the whole family. The festivities will kick off on December 6th with
a classy, holiday Soiree on the veranda. This fantastic event will be catered by Alexander Event
Catering and will feature live entertainment as well as a full bar. Guests will have the opportunity
to see Bonnet House sparkle like never before while celebrating the holiday season and Bonnet
House’s 100-year legacy. This year, we are offering tickets to our Holiday Soiree (6:30pm –
9:30pm) for $75 per person, and our VIP Reception (5:30pm – 9:30pm) for $100 per person
(includes admission to the Holiday Soiree as well). This event typically sells out, so be sure to
buy your tickets early!

As part of the Holiday Magic Christmas festivities, Bonnet House will also be open for
self-guided evening tours on December 7th, 8th, and 11th-13th from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. A team
of talented designers will decorate trees, wreaths and centerpieces that will adorn the estate
and be on sale throughout the week. We will have something exciting each night for adults and
kids alike, from Santa and his elves, to strolling carolers to Christmas storytelling and even a
Whimsical Wonderland evening. In honor of our 100th Anniversary, we will be offering holiday
cheer during each evening tour which will include general admission to the house and two drink
tickets. Performers include the Pride Jazz Ensemble , on Saturday, December 7th, the Broward
Center Spotlights on Sunday, December 8th, the Dillard Jazz Trio on Wednesday, December
11th, the Yuletide Carolers on Thursday, December 12th, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of South
Florida on Friday December 13th. Last year, this celebration was a tremendous success with a
sellout crowd of 500 people. To learn more about the Holiday Magic evening experiences, and
to purchase tickets, click here.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens may be located in sunny Fort Lauderdale, but our estate is
never more spectacular than it is during the Christmas season. This is why we invite you to
celebrate the holidays and our 100th anniversary with us starting on December 6th with our
Opening Reception & Soiree and continuing with our Holiday Magic evening festivities. To learn
more, or purchase tickets for either event, visit our Holiday Magic events page.

Bonnet House Hosts Evening Tours & Holiday Entertainment

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The week of November 30th – December 7th will surely be an exciting one for Bonnet House! Each day of the week will bring holiday cheer with fun evening events that the whole family can enjoy. Beginning on November 30th with our Holiday Magic Soiree and VIP Reception, the week of Holiday Magic will consist of special evening tours of Bonnet House, live music, visits from Santa and his elves, and much more. We will also have a team of designers decorating trees, wreaths, and centerpieces that will adorn our Museum and be available for purchase throughout the week.

On Friday, November 30th, Holiday Magic will kick off with our Holiday Soiree and exclusive VIP Reception. Enjoy live music, plenty of food and beverages, as well as the first opportunity to purchase any of the holiday displays that catch your eye! Tickets are available, here , or in-person at Bonnet House.

Our evening tours will begin on Saturday, December 1st, and will last through Friday, December 7th. Join us for these special after-hours tours, and experience the beauty that Bonnet House has to offer during the holiday season. Each evening will include something exciting for adults and children alike, from Santa and his elves, to strolling carolers, to specialty lighted grounds, to Christmas storytelling, and much more. Throughout the week of Holiday Magic, guests can also enjoy live performances by South Florida Pride Jazz Band , Broward Center Spotlights, The Singing Sons , First Presbyterian Children’s Choir, Steel Away, Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida , and The Yuletide Carolers.

Tickets to our after-hours tours will be $15 for members, and $20 for non-members, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for children under 6. You can purchase tickets here , or in person at Bonnet House.

These fabulous events would not be possible with our generous sponsors. Thank you to all who have come together to make this year’s Holiday Magic a success! Our 2018 Holiday Magic sponsors include: JKV Catering , Christmas Central , Victoria Park Flowers , The Media Lab, Inc.Kelly’s Landing Seafood Restaurant , Platinum Tents , Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino , William B. O’leary, Dianna & Ralph Rau, Joe & Nora Dyke, Barbara R. Castell, Barbara Davis, Dr. & Mrs. Ernest Costantino, Rudi And Louise Dill, Ted And Kathy Drum, R.S. Ingham, Jeanne Lalli, Judith H. Maus, Allan Rexinger And John Davis, Alice W. Smith, Sondra St. Martin, Richard Sargeant And Peter Genovese, M.D., Elisabeth Bartlett Sturges, Tom Woodham And Wilson Ellis, Mowry Spencer & John Newton, The Quail Family, Paula and Joseph Dziminski, George & Barbara Petrello.

This fundraiser is dedicated to the preservation of Bonnet House for generations to come. We hope you and your friends and family will choose to visit Bonnet House during this special time!

Holiday Magic Is Just Around The Corner

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Holiday Magic is coming to Fort Lauderdale once again! As some may already be aware, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be hosting our 2nd annual fundraising event beginning on November 30th, and lasting through December 7th. We will have a team of designers to decorate trees, wreaths and centerpieces that will adorn our Museum and be available for purchase throughout the week.

The festivities will begin on November 30th with a classy, Holiday Soiree on the veranda. Tickets for the Soiree will be $60 each and are on sale now. Last year, this event was a huge success with a sellout crowd of 400 people. Be sure to buy your tickets early so you don’t miss this fabulous event!

This year, we have also included an extraordinary VIP reception that will start one hour before the Soiree in our private Citrus Courtyard. Embrace the elegance of Bonnet House during the holiday season at this gorgeous VIP pre-party. We will only be selling 100 tickets at $100 each on a first come first serve basis to this exclusive event. Tickets are on sale now, so don’t miss out!

Throughout the week of Holiday Magic, Bonnet House will be open for self-guided tours in the evening. Each evening will include something exciting for adults and children alike, from Santa and his elves, to strolling carolers, to specially lighted grounds, to Christmas storytelling, and much more. Tickets will be $15 for members, and $20 for non-members, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for children under 6.

This fundraiser is dedicated to the preservation of Bonnet House for generations to come. We hope you and your friends and family will choose to visit Bonnet House during this special time.
To buy tickets, click here!

Seeking Sponsors And Designers for Holiday Magic Event!

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The summer heat may be at its peak, but we are already gearing up for Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Magic 2018! Preparing for this event means that things are getting busy here at Bonnet House with preparations for our second annual Holiday Magic fundraising event!

Holiday Magic is a major fundraiser dedicated to the preservation of Bonnet House. It all kicks off with a team of designers that will decorate Bonnet House trees, wreaths, and centerpieces that will be available for purchase throughout the week. On November 30th, we’ll kick off the festivities with a classy, Holiday Soiree on the veranda. Then, from December 1-7th, Bonnet House will be open for self-guided tours at night with an exciting surprise each night, from Santa and his elves, to Christmas storytelling, to strolling carolers, and much more!

In order to make this fundraiser a success, we are looking for designers and/or decorators to decorate the Bonnet House trees, wreaths, and centerpieces that will be on sale throughout the event. Designers and decorators will also be able to choose their own unique theme, and color scheme to go along with their piece. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go to the preservation of Bonnet House, so we are asking designers and decorators to donate their time, talent, decoration, etc.

Bonnet House will provide high-quality trees at no cost to the designers or decorators. Designers and decorators can choose between decorating a wreath, centerpiece, or tree. All trees will be pre-lit, and stands will be provided as well.

If you’d like to sign up to design a wreath, centerpiece, or tree, the deadline is November 9th, 2018. You can also sign up to be a sponsor of the event. For more information, an entry form and general guidelines can be obtained by clicking here or emailing Dora Worley Livesay, Director of Development at [email protected]