A Holiday Inspired Artistic Weekend Retreat!

Step back in time to the historic town of DeLand, Florida for an artistic weekend of creating, shopping and exploring central Florida’s hidden gems.

Karen Hillman invites you to her Cozy Castle where holiday magic and bliss await you! Like all Cozy Castle Retreats, you will create, escape, relax and unwind! Karen strives to make her weekend retreats not just an event, but also a memorable, detailed and love-filled experience.

This getaway weekend includes three beautiful holiday art projects, and also a surprise “Make and take” project, a tour of the historic Stetson Mansion which will be decked out in holiday splendor, a “Mistletoe Mingle” wine and cheese welcome party, Continental Champagne Breakfasts and lunches on Saturday and Sunday, a Cozy Castle Christmas Dinner complete with holiday entertainment, and lots of surprises and take home gifts.

The workshop projects are pictured here!

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The “Rudolph in the Snow” Silver Platter Assemblage, The elegant Christmas Angel Ornaments, and The Merry and Bright Sequin Stocking. These are beautiful handmade projects created by you to adorn your home for this Christmas season, or perhaps to gift to someone special on your Christmas list!

Also, you will want to save your pennies for antique shopping on this special weekend! Rennigers Market in Mount Dora (about 40 minutes from DeLand) offers their first Antiques Extravaganza of the season.

Hundreds of dealers from near and far showcase their wares! You can shop until you drop on Friday as long as you make it back in time for our “Mistletoe Mingle” evening wine and cheese party. If you choose to stay and shop local, DeLand offers a beautiful historic downtown full of sweet shops, restaurants, an antique mall and loads of thrift shops!

Where to Stay…

The Courtyard Marriott (all new hotel now being completed)
308 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand (386) 873-4675

The Artisan Hotel (historic boutique hotel)
215 S. Woodland Blvd. DeLand (386) 943-9500

The DeLand Hotel (historic hotel)
442 E. New York Ave DeLand (386) 624-6710

If you are flying, the closest airports are Orlando, Sanford, and Daytona. Sanford airport is closest and sometimes offers great fares from certain places. I have given three suggestions of local hotels near The Cozy Castle. There are many other hotels on the outskirts of town, but these are three of my recommendations that are within a mile or so of The Cozy Castle.

If you plan on attending this event, I STRONGLY suggest you book your stay right away. November kicks off the start of our season and hotels will fill up! You will receive a schedule of events and many more details regarding scheduled plans once you are registered. Call Karen with your credit card information at (954) 520-3221 and register today!

I can hardly wait to share the splendor of my historic home and town with you, and to celebrate the coming of the holiday season!

Cozy Castle Christmas Weekend
November 15-November 18, 2018
The Cozy Castle
233 West Rich Avenue
DeLand, Florida
$450 per person