DES MOINES, IA (November 20, 2013) – Salisbury House & Gardens is pleased to announce its 2013 holiday programming which includes:
Holly & Ivy
On December 6th, 7th and 8th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Salisbury House will open the doors of its beautifully adorned home for the 17th annual Holly & Ivy holiday home tour. This year’s Holly & Ivy tour includes the private South of Grand residences of John Beard, Chuck and Janet Haas, Victoria and Steve Smith and the Chamberlain Mansion at Wesley Acres. Central Presbyterian Church will participate on Friday from 9 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm with the Holiday Market on 39th featuring artwork, crafts and foods from local artisans.
Salisbury House’s 2013 list of decorators includes: Boesen the Florist, Boxwood Furnishings, Aubrey Dunbar, Iowa Outdoor Products, Kristin Jorgenson Interiors, One Source Event Productions, Pine Creek, Space Doctors Interiors, White Willow Events and Salisbury House Foundation volunteers.
Tickets to Holly & Ivy are $15 for adults, $6 for children, and $12 per person for groups of 20 or more. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.salisburyhouse.org or by calling (515) 274-1777. Tickets may also be purchased at the door during the event at Salisbury House.
Gingerbread Grandeur Silent Auction
During the month of December, Salisbury House will showcase the clever creations of local bakers, architects and chefs with its 4th Gingerbread Grandeur silent auction. Salisbury House will display the gingerbread creations from November 26th – December 19th. The creations will be available for purchase through a silent auction benefitting the Salisbury House Foundation. Bidding ends at noon on December 19th. The 2013 Gingerbread Grandeur creations are being crafted by a professional division including: Carefree Patisserie, Design Alliance, Django, and Genesis Architectural Design. A celebrity division of Gingerbread Grandeur creations includes: Sabrina Ahmed – WOI-TV5, Michele Beschen – Simply Michele, Eric Hanson – KCCI-TV8, Van Harden and Bonnie Lucas – WHO radio, Drew Holmes – Urbandale Hy-Vee Store Manager, Colleen Kelly – Star 102.5, Mark Marturello and Michael Morain – Des Moines Register, Dan Wardell – IPTV, and Ed Wilson – WHO-TV 13.
Guests can learn how to craft a gingerbread masterpiece of their own at one of the Gingerbread Grandeur Workshops on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm, Saturday, December 7th at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, or Sunday, December 8th at 1:00 pm. A baker from the Urbandale Hy-Vee will be on site offering tips, an accoutrement table will be available so guests can embellish their creations and refreshments will be served. Admission to the workshop is $20 including admission for one guest and a gingerbread kit. Additional guests may attend the workshop for $6 per person for guests that wish to share a kit with family or friends. The Gingerbread Grandeur Workshops are made possible through the generous support of the Urbandale Hy-Vee. On Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm, Tom Coleman of Beaverdale Confections will lead a Holiday Chocolate Workshop where guests will make chocolate lollipops and candies. The cost per person is $20. Stuart Alexander of One Source Event Productions will lead a Wreath Making Class in the Salisbury House Common Room. The cost per person is $20. Advance reservations are required.