Dunham Farms' Holiday Festival of Lights and Music
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013, 5:30-10:30 p.m.
It's a WINTER WONDERLAND, a shimmeringnight aglow with holiday lights, feasting, and song.
Join us on December 14th for The Holiday Festival of Lights and Music Illumination Night, a yearly event with jazz and holiday music, hay wagon rides, a scrumptious holiday dinner and more! All festival proceeds support non-profit Seabrook Village, its educational progams and historic buildings.
ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY. Reservations close Thursday, December 12th at noon. Children 8 years and up are joyously welcomed to share the true spirit of the holiday season. Please specify veggie option if needed.
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SCHEDULE AND MENU
5:30 WINE, HORS D’OEUVRES & JAZZ
Featuring mulled wine, cocktails, and delicious hors d'oeuvres including tortes, crostini, grapes, dips and crackers. Includes ONE GLASS TICKET. CASH BAR will remain open for additional wine service and cocktails throughout the evening.
6:30 SEATED APPETIZER
6:40 CONCERT: THE HOLIDAY HARMONIES OCTET
Last year festival dinner guests gave the Holiday Harmonies Octet an unprecedented standing ovation. If you missed hearing this amazing group, now is your chance. They are stunningly good, fresh, often funny, and heavenly indeed.
7:00 DINNER AND OCTET ENCORE
Flemish beef stew with biscuit crust and mustard sauce or veggie alternative
Sweet potato soufflé sprinkled with cinnamon-crunch topping
Green veggie drizzled with newberg sauce
Spoon bread squares with rosemary sprig
Homemade applesauce nut bread and rolls
Famous Chocolate Holiday Log sparkling with crystals
7:45 CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
We gather to light the huge outdoor tree, celebrated with a traditional carol.
7:50 CANDLE CEREMONY AT THE RIVER
We set our Christmas hopes and dreams afloat on the tide that will carry them into the night.
8:10-10:15 WAGON RIDES
leave Live Oak Hall every 20 minutes to take guests through the lighted oak forest to the crèche flanked by angels and lighted by the Christmas star. Wagon stops include the charming Victorian cottage, the fire pit where embers glow as you join caroling and sip coffee, as well as the country barn and the plantation gift shop where 15% discounts apply on all gifts and holiday merchandise including Dunham Farms' gorgeous Christmas decorations and ornaments. Or…just enjoy sitting by the Live Oak Hall fire where coffee, wine and music will continue until closing.
Our festival benefits award-winning Seabrook Village. Funds are used for maintenance of Seabrook’s historic vernacular architecture buildings, its prized collection of material culture artifacts, and its educational programs. Seabrook Village, Inc. is a non-profit, 501-c3 corporation. The festival is underwritten in part by the generosity of the Coastal Electric Membership Corporation, through ticket sales and by private donations.
... for going green
Dunham Farms is known for being conservation focused. Our Holiday Festival is "green" as well as festive! We use environmentally-friendly LED lights, decorations are recycled for years to come, and many are handmade or are made from found materials.
... for giving back
Festival proceeds benefit the non-profit, award-winning Seabrook Village Foundation. Seabrook Village is a unique, African-American living history museum on the Georgia coast.
The Seabrook community was established through federal land grants made possible by General Sherman's "forty-acres-and-a-mule" policy. Freedmen settled as landowners on the lands they had worked as slaves. Armed with little but their freedom, a plot of land, and the determination to build a brighter future, the freedmen of Seabrook represent the African-American Pioneer Experience. Courtesy of americantowns.com.
The Spirit of Christmas and friends take a moment to pet one of the farm's horses.
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