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Christmas Winter Luminaria Party & White Elephant Goofy Gift Exchange

Every year, Bernhardt Winery has this fun event! I've participated almost every year, and love it! Please join us at this beautiful winery. For those of you inside the loop, it will be a bit of a drive, but worth it! Car pooling? Also bring a goofy gift if you'd like to participate in our group's White Elephant Gift Exchange! AND feel free to bring a picnic basket or cooler of your own snacks, as well as a folding chair, in case we need them. This is a great event to put everyone in the Christmas mood!:)

From the website:

With the holiday season approaching, we are happy to announce our Christmas Winter Luminary event!!  This will be our seventh year to celebrate Christmas and the winter solstice with a winter wonderland luminary event on Sunday, December 15 from 4:00 till 9:00.  At 4:00, we will put out 1,000 luminaries lining the drive and vineyard.  You and your family are all invited to help put them out if you would like to really get involved.  We will of course, toast the sun (5:15 pm) as it sets in its most southern position and read a most appropriate poem.  After the toast, there will be hay rides through the luminaries singing Christmas carols and a bon fire and smores fixins’ for everyone.  After the hay rides, we will gather by the camp fire and sing Christmas carols along with our favorite campfire songs. For our music entertainment, I have invited, Mike Gallo, and John and Maureen of Silvershoes and a special surprise guest to come join us. The winery will be open for purchasing wine by the glass or bottle.  A hardy dinner of “Chuck Wagon” food, (chili and beef stew) will be available for purchase.  Bring your lawn chairs and come relax with us.  If the weather is bad, we’ll gather inside!  This will be a very informal event like a family open house.  There will be an assortment of Christmas treats and you are invited to bring your favorite Christmas party treats if you would like to participate.  There will be a $10.00 cover charge for adults and $2.00 for children 6 and older.

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  • Autumn

    Those photos look familiar! ;) Paul and I plan to be there but not as part of the group. Maybe we'll see you. It's been a while.

    December 14, 2013

    • Deeanna

      Hi Autumn, yes those are YOUR photos, and they are beautiful! I hope to see you on Sunday!

      December 14, 2013

  • samui

    Would love to come but I have to work untill 11pm.

    December 9, 2013

    • Deeanna

      Awwww you have to work on Sunday til 11pm? That is worse than MY schedule, even! Sorry to hear that. We'll miss you!

      December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If someone wants to carpool from the I-610/I-10 west area, let me know.

    December 8, 2013

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