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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 4:30pm – 7:30pm.

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.

Soiree
Whimsical Wonderland
Evening Experiences

 

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Holiday Evening Tours In December At Bonnet House

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The Holidays are always such a special time here at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. It’s hard to believe that this festive time of year is just  around the corner once again. Although we will not be able to celebrate in the same way as we have in years past, the dedicated team at Bonnet House will do their best to ensure that guests can safely experience the magic of the Holiday season here at this beautiful estate.

In order to share some much-needed cheer with the community this Holiday season, our fantastic volunteer team of designers will be decorating festive trees, wreaths, and centerpieces that will be on display throughout the estate. Guests can also enjoy a self-guided tour experience that includes the beautifully adorned trees, wreaths and centerpieces featured within the exhibit rooms. These stunning decorations will be on sale and available for purchase, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.

The Holiday Evening Tours will take place Wednesday, December 16th, Thursday, December 17th, and Friday, December 18th from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. The admission rate is $25 for adults, $10 for children between the ages 11-17, and free for kids 10 and under. It is important to note
that tickets must be purchased in advance, and only 50 tickets will be sold for each of these evening tours to promote physical distancing.

Guests (except children 2 years old and younger) must also wear masks/face coverings. “The Holiday programs we began offering in 2017 have rapidly become a community favorite,” said Bonnet House CEO Patrick Shavloske. “It’s a testament to our staff and volunteers that even a pandemic doesn’t damper their holiday spirit, creativity and love of Bonnet House.”

We hope that you and your loved ones can celebrate the joy of the Holiday season with us at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens this year. To learn more about our Holiday Evening Tours and to purchase tickets, click here .

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.

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.