Holiday Magic Evening Experience

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Festival of Trees + Holiday Cheer + Sounds of the Season = Light Up Bonnet House

Holiday Magic Sparkling Evening Experiences! The house and grounds are lit up and sparkling during this six 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.   Look out for updates of these annual Magical events.

House will be open for self-guided tours December 7, 8, 11, 12 & 13, 2019 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm with something exciting every night; from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers, to jazz music and much more.  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.

General Admission is $20
Admission with Cheers (includes two drink tickets) $30
$5 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 6

Performance schedule is as follows:
Pride Jazz Ensemble – Saturday, Dec. 7th, Performance times: 6:30-7:10pm & 7:30-8:10pm
Broward Center Spotlights – Sunday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm. Includes a visit from Santa on the fire truck, face painting, stocking making, punch and cookies.
Dillard Jazz Trio – Wednesday, Dec. 11th, Performance time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Yuletide Carolers – Thursday, Dec. 12th, Performance time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida – Friday, Dec. 13th, Performance times: 6:30pm-7:00pm & 7:45pm-8:15pm

For sponsorship information, CLICK HERE or email [email protected]

Holiday Magic Evening Experience

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Festival of Trees + Holiday Cheer + Sounds of the Season = Light Up Bonnet House

Holiday Magic Sparkling Evening Experiences! The house and grounds are lit up and sparkling during this six 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.

House will be open for self-guided tours December 7, 8, 11, 12 & 13, 2019 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm with something exciting every night; from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more.  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.

General Admission is $20
Admission with Cheers (includes two drink tickets) $30
$5 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 6

Performance schedule is as follows:
Pride Jazz Ensemble – Saturday, Dec. 7th, Performance times: 6:30-7:10pm & 7:30-8:10pm
Broward Center Spotlights – Sunday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm. Includes a visit from Santa on the fire truck, face painting, stocking making, punch and cookies.
Dillard Jazz Trio – Wednesday, Dec. 11th, Performance time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Yuletide Carolers – Thursday, Dec. 12th, Performance time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida – Friday, Dec. 13th, Performance times: 6:30pm-7:00pm & 7:45pm-8:15pm

For sponsorship information, CLICK HERE or email [email protected]

Holiday Magic Evening Experience

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Festival of Trees + Holiday Cheer + Sounds of the Season = Light Up Bonnet House

Holiday Magic Sparkling Evening Experiences! The house and grounds are lit up and sparkling during this six 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.

House will be open for self-guided tours December 7, 8, 11, 12 & 13, 2019 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm with something exciting every night; from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more.  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.

General Admission is $20
Admission with Cheers (includes two drink tickets) $30
$5 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 6

Performance schedule is as follows:
Pride Jazz Ensemble – Saturday, Dec. 7th, Performance times: 6:30-7:10pm & 7:30-8:10pm
Broward Center Spotlights – Sunday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm. Includes a visit from Santa on the fire truck, face painting, stocking making, punch and cookies.
Dillard Jazz Trio – Wednesday, Dec. 11th, Performance time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Yuletide Carolers – Thursday, Dec. 12th, Performance time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida – Friday, Dec. 13th, Performance times: 6:30pm-7:00pm & 7:45pm-8:15pm

For sponsorship information, CLICK HERE or email [email protected]

Whimsical Wonderland – An Evening for Families

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Join us for our annual Wonderland of live entertainment

Story time, arts & crafts, face painting and plenty of opportunities to capture your holiday family portraits.  Look out for our 2019 updates for this Wonderland of Whimsy for the entire family.

Self guided house tours: 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Featuring holiday music, story time, arts & crafts and face painting: 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

House will be open for self-guided tours December 7, 8, 11, 12 & 13, 2019 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm with something exciting every night; from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more.  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.

General Admission is $20
Admission with Cheers (includes two drink tickets) $30
$5 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 6

Performance schedule is as follows:
Pride Jazz Ensemble – Saturday, Dec. 7th, Performance times: 6:30-7:10pm & 7:30-8:10pm
Broward Center Spotlights – Sunday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm. Includes a visit from Santa on the fire truck, face painting, stocking making, punch and cookies.
Dillard Jazz Trio – Wednesday, Dec. 11th, Performance time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Yuletide Carolers – Thursday, Dec. 12th, Performance time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida – Friday, Dec. 13th, Performance times: 6:30pm-7:00pm & 7:45pm-8:15pm

For sponsorship information, CLICK HERE or email [email protected]

Holiday Magic Evening Experience

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Festival of Trees + Holiday Cheer + Sounds of the Season = Light Up Bonnet House

Holiday Magic Sparkling Evening Experiences! The house and grounds are lit up and sparkling during this six 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.

House will be open for self-guided tours December 7, 8, 11, 12 & 13, 2019 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm with something exciting every night; from Santa and his elves, to Christmas story telling, to strolling carolers and much more.  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.

General Admission is $20
Admission with Cheers (includes two drink tickets) $30
$5 for kids 6-12 and free for kids under 6

Performance schedule is as follows:
Pride Jazz Ensemble – Saturday, Dec. 7th, Performance times: 6:30-7:10pm & 7:30-8:10pm
Broward Center Spotlights – Sunday, Dec. 8th, 6:30pm. Includes a visit from Santa on the fire truck, face painting, stocking making, punch and cookies.
Dillard Jazz Trio – Wednesday, Dec. 11th, Performance time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Yuletide Carolers – Thursday, Dec. 12th, Performance time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida – Friday, Dec. 13th, Performance times: 6:30pm-7:00pm & 7:45pm-8:15pm

For sponsorship information, CLICK HERE or email [email protected]

Holiday Magic Soiree

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Bonnet House Kicks-Off its 100th Anniversary with this Sparkling Holiday Event!!

All of the trees, wreaths and centerpieces throughout the house will be lit and designed to delight and for sale.

Holiday Magic is an annual six day event starting with this sensational soiree!  It will all start December 6, 2019 and last through December 13, 2019 with a team of designers decorating trees, wreaths and centerpieces that will adorn Bonnet House and be on sale throughout the week.   The festivities begin Friday, December 6th and include a fully catered affair by A Alexander Event Catering, live entertainment, full bar and holiday music. Last year this celebration was a tremendous success with a sellout crowd of 500 people.  Featuring a live performance by electric violinist Jared Burnett and electric harpist Deanna Defrancesco.

As part of Holiday Magic, Bonnet House will also be open for self-guided evening tours December 7 & 8 and 11 – 13 with something exciting each evening for adults and kids alike, from Santa and his elves, to strolling carolers, to Christmas story telling and much more.  Click here for evening tour information.

Last year Holiday Soiree Tickets Sold Out. Be sure to purchase your tickets early. Holiday Cocktail Attire.

$75 Soiree (6:30-9:30pm)

$100 Soiree and VIP Reception (5:30-9:30pm)

For sponsorship information, CLICK HERE or email [email protected]

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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: Tree sizes vary from: 3’, 4.5’ and 7’. All trees will be pre-lit.  Stands are provided with each tree.
  • WREATH SIZE: Door wreaths will be 30 inches and 24 inches.
  • CENTERPIECES: Undecorated artificial centerpieces will be 36″L.
  • Bonnet House will provide high-quality trees, wreaths and centerpieces at no cost to the designer/decorator and be picked up at Bonnet House. Darla will keep you posted on your pick up date! It will probably be sometime after October 15th.

 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]

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!

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