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Holiday Magic Evening Experiences

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Celebrate Five Nights of Holiday Magic at the Whimsical and Historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

This year’s Seasonal Events include a Holiday Magic Soirée, Holiday Magic Whimsical Wonderland, Holiday Magic Evening Experiences, and Holiday Arrangement Classes.

Something exciting every night; from Santa and his elves to Christmas storytelling to strolling carolers, gin and jazz and so much more.

The Season Schedule is as follows:

Holiday Magic Soirée: Friday, December 3, 2021, 7 pm – 10 pm
Come celebrate the kick-off of a five-day holiday celebration with a Holiday Magic Soirée at the Bonnet House.  Featuring fantastical characters brought to life from the new book POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance™.
Click here to learn more and purchase tickets to the Soirée.

Holiday Magic Whimsical WonderlandSaturday, December 4, 2021 – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
An evening for the entire family. Join the Bonnet House for a Wonderland of live entertainment, scavenger hunt, interactive activities, and plenty of opportunities to capture holiday family portraits. Featuring fantastical characters brought to life from the new book POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance™.
Click here to learn more and purchase tickets to Whimsical Wonderland.

Holiday Magic Evening Experiences: Wednesday, December 8 through Friday, December 10, 6 pm – 8 pm
Holiday Magic Sparkling Evening Experiences! The Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be lit up and sparkling during this holiday celebration. All the trees, wreaths, and centerpieces throughout the house will be lit and designed to delight and will be for sale. Decide on your favorites as you enjoy a self-guided tour of the house during this rare nighttime opportunity.  Live music and libations each night! See the performance schedule and purchase tickets below.

Holiday Arrangement Class with Victoria Park Flower StudioWednesday, December 8, 2021, 5 pm – 6 pm, or Thursday, December 9, 2021, 5 pm -6 pm.
Join Victoria Park Flower Studio for a class on creating holiday floral arrangements on the Bonnet House Veranda.
Click here to learn more and register for the Holiday Arrangement Classes.

Holiday Magic Evening Experience Tickets:
General Admission Adult (
includes two drink tickets): $30
Ages 13 – 17: $15
Ages 6 – 12: $5
Ages 5 & under: Free
All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable

Evening Experience performance schedule is as follows:
Broward Center Spotlights – December 4, 6-6:30pm and 7-7:30pm
Gin & Jazz featuring Davis & Dow Jazz Duo – December 8, 6:30-7 pm and 7:15-7:45pm
The Yuletide Carolers – December 9, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Tropical Wave Ensemble from the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida, December 10, 6:30-7 pm and 7:15-7:45 pm

Interested in becoming a designer/decorator?  Click here for more information.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for more information.

Become a sponsor for $500 and receive two tickets to the Soirée and two tickets to the Evening Experience of your choice.  For sponsorship information, please email [email protected]

Sponsored by: Alexander Event Catering, Victoria Park Flower Studio, Josh Cellars, Redemption Whiskey, Gray Whale Gin, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Dr. D.J. Paulish Entertainment, Christmas Central, J.M. Design Lighting & Fabric, Jose & Mary Copeland Gonzalez, Joe & Nora Dyke, Barbara and George Petrello, Allan R. Rexinger & John R. Davis, Sondra St. Martin, Alice W. Smith.

Alexander Event    

 

Holiday Magic – Whimsical Wonderland

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An evening for families! Join us for a Wonderland of live entertainment, scavenger hunt, letter to Santa, book reading and plenty of opportunities to capture your holiday family portraits.
Featuring fantastical characters brought to life from the new book Destined to become a Christmas Classic and new Holiday Tradition. Written by Broadway Director and Cirque Dreams Founder, Neil Goldberg.

Experience Bonnet House’s magical holiday event, Holiday Magic.

The house and grounds are lit up and sparkling during this five-day holiday celebration. All of the trees, wreaths, and centerpieces throughout the house will be lit and designed to delight and for sale. Decide on your favorites as you enjoy a self-guided tour of the house during this rare nighttime opportunity.

We will be offering holiday cheer during each evening tour which will include general admission to the house and two drink tickets. Self guided house tours: 5:30pm – 8:00pm.

General Admission Adult (includes two drink tickets): $30
Ages 13 – 17: $15
Ages 6 – 12: $5
Ages 5 & under: Free
All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable

 

Scavenger Hunt throughout the house and letters to Santa: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Photos with POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance™:  5:30 pm
Broward Center Spotlights performance: 6:15 pm
Santa rides in on a Firetruck: 6:30 pm
Book reading with POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance™: 7:00 pm
Broward Center Spotlights performance: 7:15 pm

Interested in attending the Soirée and Evening Experiences?  Become a sponsor for $500 and receive two tickets to the Soirée and two tickets to the Evening Experience of your choice.  For sponsorship information, please email [email protected]

Sponsored by:
Alexander Event 

 

Holiday Magic Soirée

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The Holiday Magic five-day celebration kicks off Friday, December 3rd with our annual sold-out Holiday Magic Soirée. The house and grounds are lit up and sparkling during this Holiday Soirée with live music, a full bar, and catered dining by A Alexander Events.

All of the trees, wreaths, and centerpieces throughout the house will be lit and designed to delight and for sale.  Soirée attendees have the opportunity to view and purchase these pieces first.  Featuring fantastical characters brought to life from the new book POMP, SNOW & CIRQUEumstance™

General Admission: $85, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
(Includes Fully Catered Affair by A Alexander Events, Full Bar, Photo Booth, and Festive Holiday Music)


VIP: $125,
  6:00 – 10:00 pm
(Includes Exclusive Admission to our VIP Reception, Welcome Drink, Full Bar, Live Music, and Fully Catered Affair by A Alexander Events)


We will also be offering Evening Experiences December 4, 8, 9 & 10, 2021
with something exciting every night; from Santa and his elves to Christmas storytelling to strolling carolers, and much more.  We will be offering holiday cheer during each evening tour which will include general admission to the house and two drink tickets. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets for our Evening Experiences.

Sponsored by: Alexander Event Catering, Victoria Park Flower Studio, Josh Cellars, Redemption Whiskey, Gray Whale Gin, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Dr. D.J. Paulish Entertainment, Christmas Central, J.M. Design Lighting & Fabric, Jose & Mary Copeland Gonzalez, Joe & Nora Dyke, Barbara and George Petrello, Allan R. Rexinger & John R. Davis, Sondra St. Martin, Alice W. Smith.

Interested in becoming a designer/decorator?  Click here for more information.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for more information.

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Holiday Magic

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Holiday Magic Returns!

The house and grounds are lit up and sparkling during this five-day holiday celebration. All of the trees, wreaths, and centerpieces throughout the house will be lit and designed to delight and for sale. 

The Holiday Magic celebration kicks off Friday, December 3rd with our annual sold-out Holiday Magic Soiree.

We will also be offering our very popular family night, Whimsical Wonderland, December 4th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm.

And Evening Experiences December 8, 9 & 10 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

There’s something exciting every night; from Santa and his elves to Christmas storytelling to strolling carolers, and much more.  We will be offering holiday cheer during each evening tour which will include general admission to the house and two drink tickets.

Click on the links below to learn more about each of these exciting evenings.

Soirée
Whimsical Wonderland
Evening Experiences

 

For sponsorship information, please email [email protected]

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 https://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.

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.

HOLIDAY MAGIC CALL TO DESIGNERS & DECORATORS

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Holiday Magic 2019: Festival of Trees, Holiday Cheer & Sounds of the Season

Holiday Magic is returning to Fort Lauderdale!

For Bonnet House that means a third annual holiday event like no other. It will all start in December 2019 with a team of designers decorating Bonnet House trees, wreaths and centerpieces that will be on sale throughout the week.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY PACKET
Once entry form is completed, please email to [email protected]

On December 6th, we will kick off the festivities with a Soiree on the veranda (designers receive 1 complimentary pass -$75 a ticket for designer/decorator guests).

Bonnet House will also be open for self-guided tours at night on December 7 & 8 and December 11-13 with something exciting each night; from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more.

All items purchased can be picked up or delivered (delivery fee applies) on Monday, December 16th or can be brought home at the time of purchase.

  • THEME: Designer/decorator may choose a specific theme and colors for each creation. This information must be included on the “Holiday Magic Entry Form”
  • TREE SIZE: Only three 3’ tress remain. All trees will be pre-lit.  Stands are provided with each tree.
  • CENTERPIECES: Undecorated artificial centerpieces will be 36″L. Only 10 centerpieces remain.
  • Bonnet House will provide high-quality trees, wreaths and centerpieces at no cost to the designer/decorator and be picked up at Bonnet House.

 Sales
Holiday Magic is a major fundraiser for the preservation of Bonnet House. All trees, wreaths and centerpieces will be for sale starting the night of December 6th and sales continue throughout the following week. 100% of the proceeds go to Bonnet House.  Therefore, we are asking designers and decorators to donate their time, talent, decoration and ornaments, etc.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – DEADLINE FOR ENTRY FORMS

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY PACKET
Once entry form is completed, please email to [email protected]