November 13, 2013
Get Into The Holiday Spirit With Activities At Center Place
By Kathy L. Collins
Local residents can begin the holiday season by attending one of the festive, holiday-themed activities at Center Place in Brandon this December. They have many fun, family-friendly activities planned. First up is the 3rd Annual Holiday Tea set for Sunday, November 24 from 2-4 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to dress up in festive outfits and enjoy an elegant afternoon tea complete with Sugar Plum Fairy Scones, Holiday Tea and tea sandwiches.
Tickets are $35 per person and the cost to be a table hostess for a table of eight is $250. Dianna Galia, Public Relations Coordinator for Center Place said, “This event is a great way to spend time with the ladies you love, whether it’s mothers and daughters or friends and family.”Next, on Wednesday, December 4 the entire family can attend the 29th Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree. This is a free community event co-sponsored by The Community Roundtable, Cox Electric and Ferraro and Higginbotham & Hayes, P.A., C.P.A. The evening will feature amazing children performances by several dance, music and theatre schools from the Brandon area.
“This is a great opportunity to celebrate the holiday season and even get to visit with Santa,” said Galia.On Thursday, December 5 holiday shopping will be available at Pat’s Corner Holiday Open House from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Take advantage of a storewide 25 percent off discount with proceeds supporting children’s programming at Center Place.Then, on Saturday, December 7, bring the children to Santa’s Holiday Workshop beginning at 11 a.m.
For just $10 children get to visit Santa’s Workshop, create the perfect gifts for their parents and even write a letter to Santa.Finally, on Friday, December 13 children and adults alike will revel in a fun and joyous ride around the world with Santa’s Holiday Revue presented by Stages Productions. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for non-members and $6 for members.Center Place is conveniently located at 619 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. For more information, please visit www.centerplacebrandon.org or call 685-8888.