Cheers to the new year from Celebration Foundation – happy 2023!
What a December to remember as 2022 ended with the return of Holiday Home Tour & Winter Wonderland with The Market Place. Over 200 volunteers – designers, decorators, basket makers, and home volunteers made the first weekend in December memorable and full of holiday spirit!
The weekend began with a SOLD OUT VIP reception that featured a candy cane champagne drink, hors d’oeuvres, and a buffet with shrimp cocktail and filet. The compliments keep coming regarding the menu selection! Local band, “Beyond Prime” performed in a room that had sparkle everywhere you looked for guests to enjoy.
The showstopper was Winter Wonderland – three rooms filled with themed decorated trees of all shapes and sizes, exquisite tablescapes, and unique vignettes, all surrounded by white sparkling lighted curtains and exquisite chandeliers throughout our transformed Town Hall. There were 2 upside down trees – one with a beautiful peacock decoration on “top”. And we even had a Celebration themed tree with custom 3D ornaments. There were so many more themed trees to mention, all purchased by attendees at the VIP Reception and throughout the weekend to support Celebration Foundation.
Holiday Home Tour 2022 is a wrap! With 11 stops on the tour – Winter Wonderland featuring The Market Place was Stop #1 and even a “Surprise” stop appeared along the route. We are so grateful to all the homeowners that opened their homes and hearts to almost 1,400 tour attendees this year!
We also joyfully welcomed holiday themed music at Brass Band of Central Florida’s performance on December 17th. The first concert of our 2022 – 2023 series was held at Community Presbyterian Church and the attendees enjoyed singing along and being together again for another memorable evening filled with music.
It was a wonderful way to end 2022 – let’s make a difference together in 2023!
Kathleen Sipio, Executive Director
610 Sycamore Street Suite 110