*Festival of Lights & Santa Maria Winery

Dates: November 29, 2018

Meets: Th from 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Location: SRP Sarpy Center Parking Lot

Registration Fee: $99.00

There is only one opening remaining at this time.

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Requirement: Moderate walking
Spend a special day in northwestern Iowa creating special holiday memories. Visit an 1869 Victorian mansion, the Dodge House, honored as a National Historic Landmark. Beautiful decorations make the Dodge House magical during the Christmas season. All of the 14 elegant rooms will have a decorated Christmas tree, each in a different theme. The mansion features the furniture of the period. General Dodge, a Civil War General, hosted many famous persons in his Council Bluff’s residence. President Abraham Lincoln is said to have eaten from one the dessert bowls on display in the dining room.

For your midday meal, enjoy a delicious catered German-style luncheon at the Konferenz Centre in the Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park. Afterwards, receive a guided tour of an authentic 1660’s Hausbarn which was shipped from Germany and carefully reassembled. The huge thatched-roof barn was once a shared living quarters for farm animals and families. Also, tour the beautifully preserved Trinity Lutheran church on the Heritage Park grounds and the gift shop.

Enjoy an unexpected small-town holiday shopping experience at The Market Place in Manning that also has a nice coffee shop. Later, travel to Santa Maria Vineyard & Winery for a wine sampling/tour. After a fast-food dinner on-your-own, take a journey to Swan Lake Park in Carroll, IA for the Festival of Lights show. The park offers a million and a half twinkly lights as your comfortable motor coach drives through the park. View spectacular lighted displays and holiday scenes through the season. Holiday festivities take on a new splendor as lights and animation unite for your enjoyment.

The cost paid to MCC includes bus transportation, the luncheon (including tax and gratuity), the Dodge House tour, the Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park tour, the Santa Maria Winery, and the Festival of Lights fee. Bring money for shopping and other meals. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 09:00 a.m. from Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus at the northeast parking lot. Return is approximately 09:30 p.m. Refunds will not be allowed within seven days of the trip. The trip leader is Kevin Kowskie.

Notes:

Moderate walking is required. The cost paid to MCC includes bus transportation, the luncheon (including tax and gratuity), the Dodge House tour, the Manning Hausbarn Heritage Park tour, the Santa Maria Winery, and the Festival of Lights fee. Bring money for shopping and other meals. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 09:00 a.m. from Sarpy Center; park and meet the bus at the northeast parking lot. Return is approximately 09:30 p.m. Refunds will not be allowed within seven days of the trip. Must be 18 or older.
Fee: $99.00
Hours:12.50
CEUs:1.25

SRP Sarpy Center Parking Lot

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