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WHEN:  December 6, 2014
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The Friends of the Conservatory in cooperation with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Seattle Parks Foundation are pleased to announce the Volunteer Park Conservatory Gala Reopening Celebration. This will be a night of glamour and excitement to be remembered!

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the newly restored Cactus and Seasonal Houses, which will shimmer with the magic and glamor of the season. Be among the first to explore the new multi-purpose production house while sampling indulgent desserts and listening to festive live entertainment.

It’s a great way to kick off the holiday season in one of Seattle most unique treasures, while supporting a great cause! Each ticket level includes admission to the event plus food, drink, admission and processing fees.


2014 Volunteer Park Holiday Event Calendar

The Holidays are almost here and the Conservatory and Volunteer Park plan to hit the ground running! There will be fun things to do and see throughout the month of December. Be sure to save the dates!

Gala Reopening Celebration

Reopening Gala SquareSaturday, December 6, 2014 – 6:00 PM

After eight long months of construction, the Volunteer Park Conservatory Restoration and Capital Improvement Project will be complete. To celebrate, the FOC is hosting an exclusive first-look gala and benefit. Be among the first to explore the newly restored Seasonal and Cactus Houses, plus brand-new 1,500 square foot multi-use greenhouse. Catered by Herban Feast. Wine provided by Grand Vin Wine Merchants


Conservatory Opening Day


Sunday, December 7, 2014 – 10:00 AM

Can’t make it to the Gala Reopening Celebration? The Conservatory’s first full day open to the public will be Sunday, December 7, 2014. Come experience the holiday display reveal, and shop some great deals in the Palm House Gift Shop.


Volunteer Park Trust Holiday in Volunteer Park

Holiday in the ParkThursday, December 11, 2014 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM

The Friends of the Conservatory are pleased to partner with the Volunteer Park Trust to bring you the 2014 Holiday in Volunteer Park!

Come one, come all for a fun, festive, family celebration! Sing carols, listen to holiday music from choral groups, enjoy delicious complimentary treats and drinks, and stroll paths lit by hundreds of luminarias.

Admission to the Conservatory and Seattle Asian Art Museum will be free.

FOC Members will receive 25%-off all purchases in the Palm House Gift Shop this night only!


The ‘Volunteer Park Express’
Holiday Train Returns!

Train ThumbDecember 7, 2014 – January 4, 2015

The popular model train which debuted in 2012 will return, circling the newly restored Seasonal House. December 7 through January 4. While visions of trains dance in your head, stop by the Palm House Gift Shop and get your RAFFLE TICKETS for a chance to win a Lionel No. 384E Standard Gauge Steam Passenger Train (M.S.R.P. $ 599.95). The train will be on display and ticket sales begin opening day, Dec. 7.

Cartooning Santa!


Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 12:00 – 3:00 PM

The ever-popular cartooning Santa Clause will be making a stop at Volunteer Park Conservatory for one afternoon only! creating whimsical cartoon caricatures for good boys and girls of all ages. Bring your camera for photos, and take home an unique souvenir from your visit!

Harp Music with Bill McJohn


Sundays December 7, 14 & 28 2014 – 1:00 – 2:00PM

Harpist Bill McJohn returns to the Conservatory to share his amazing musical talents. Be sure not to miss this exquisite tradition.


For questions about any of these events, contact foc@volunteerparkconservatory.org or 206.322.4112

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