Date(s) - Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Sunday, December 8, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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.
One of the oldest homes in South Florida and a popular tourist destination for locals and worldwide visitors alike, the fanciful 35-acre Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in east Fort Lauderdale is celebrating its 100th anniversary through 2020. A part of Florida’s unique history, the home was built in 1920 as the winter retreat of the Birch/Bartlett family, and is a delightful blend of art, architecture, history and ecology. A property of the Florida Trust, the 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum preserves the natural setting of South Florida, situated on what is one of the last examples of a native barrier island habitat in the region.
About the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens:
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre subtropical estate and historic house museum located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Bonnet House, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3, whose mission is to preserve this unique historic estate of Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. Through enjoyable and enriching cultural experiences, the Museum connects today’s community to the Bartletts’ architectural, artistic and environmental legacy. Bonnet House is located at 900 North Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 and is open for tours Tuesday–Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, visit www.bonnethouse.org.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a partner of the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District’s Consortium, a unique partnership of arts and entertainment organizations in Fort Lauderdale with the express mission of promoting cultural tourism in South Florida.