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by Jonah Holland, PR & Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

I am so excited that I already have my New Year’s Eve day planned. I will be spending it here at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, kicking off the celebration of the Garden’s 25 years.   And, what makes me even happier is that one of my favorite local bands, the Ululating Mummies, will be performing and leading the kid-friendly celebration.

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The New Year’s Eve Family Frolic is Wednesday, December 31st, from 1-4 p.m. and is included with regular Garden admission, or free for members.   You won’t even have to get cold, as this event is INSIDE!

Ring in the new year with fun family activities in the afternoon!

Activities include:

  • A live concert by the Ululating Mummies (always a favorite with kids and adults!)
  • Balloon artists
  • Face painters
  • The chance to make-and-take a noisemaker

Guests to the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic may stay and enjoy GardenFest of Lights (5 – 10 p.m.) Guests arriving after 4 p.m. will have to purchase a GardenFest ticket. For those interested in dining on New Year’s Eve, the Garden Cafe is open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Garden Shop is also open 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

As I mentioned he New Year’s Eve Family Frolic kicks off the Garden’s celebration of its 25th anniversary in 2009.  And let me tell you, we have some great things planned, including the return of Butterflies LIVE!  in May. I’m sure you’ll be hearing much more about those from me in the near future, but if you just can’t wait, you can learn more about 25th anniversary activities here.

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