As if someone sprinkled fairy dust or maybe a swirling of glitter from a snow globe, DeSales in Ossian, has plans to dazzle you with delight this season. Experience a variety of holiday venues that are sure to get even Scrooge to believe in the magic of Christmas. You won’t want to miss a second of it! From fabulous food among the starry trees, to the decked out holiday home tours, there is something for everyone.
The Magic of Christmas begins with the Opening Gala and Hors d'oeuvres Buffet Friday, December 6 at the Silver Springs Golf Club in Ossian. The gala will feature the first look at the dozens of trees, holiday collections, and eight holiday tables decorated for the season. An array of hors d'oeuvres on the buffet and wine tasting, along with holiday music sung by the South Winneshiek High School students add to the festive spirit of the evening's gala. The gala and buffet will run from 6:00-8:00 p.m., and tickets are $10 for the Opening Gala and Hors d'oeuvres Buffet.
Then the magic continues on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Silver Springs Golf Club in Ossian for the grand viewing of dozens of delightful decorated trees, creative table settings, and holiday collections on display. The purchased ticket allows people to also take part in the holiday home tours, which you won’t want to miss. A soup and salad bar lunch will be featured on Saturday, December 7, at the Silver Spring Golf Club from 11:00-2:00 p.m. Sunday Coffee & Rolls among the Trees will be held on Sunday, December 8, from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Coffee, juice, and homemade rolls will be served among the delightful decorated holiday trees, sure to put a spark in your step and get you in the spirit of Christmas.
My favorite and always popular is the home tours all wrapped up in their holiday finest Saturday, December 7, from 10a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 8, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Stop at the Silver Springs Golf Club in Ossian to purchase your ticket . This year’s featured homes are the renovated historical home of Pat Boe and “Santa's Workshop and Office” at Mike and Lori Lechtenberg’s in Ossian. Steve and Marilyn Einck by Festina also are opening up their home for the event and talented Marilyn has outdone herself with the beautiful decorating in their new home. Plus, she has a surprise for you that will make you chuckle with delight at her homemade almost lifelike surprise. You won’t want to miss the out on the just opened Guesthouse called the “The Shady Rest Guesthouse” decorated in “Petticoat Junction” holiday style between Calmar and Ossian!