The three-day event included a holiday tea, an ice cream bar, and a train ride.
Maria Smyth and Alana Karas slowly walked down the row of holiday desserts, eyeing and pointing at every Christmas brownie, peppermint bark, and Santa Claus cookie they saw. Every treat was enticing, but only one took the cake. And it was, well, cake.
"We gotta ask mom first," Maria Smyth said her fellow 9-year-old, who nodded in agreement. Hopefully, mom said yes.
The Baked Goods room was easily one of the most crowded rooms in The Casements during the kick off Friday night for their annual 38th-annual Christmas Gala at The Casements weekend event.
Festivities included a tree lighting, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, an ice cream sundae bar, holiday entertainment, a gift shop, a tree gallery, a craft shop, treasure trove, and a train. The event is held by The Casements Guild in an effort to carry on the Christmas tradition started by John D. Rockefeller.
"To me," said Guild member Mary Stevenson, "Friday is always the most magical night at The Casements. It just is."