Today's side deal gets you admission to an event at Salisbury House & Gardens. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get one ticket to a gingerbread house making workshop (a $40 value) on either December 8, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. or December 11, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.
- For $12, you get one ticket to a holiday decorating ideas event with Pottery Barn associates (a $25 value) on December 15, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.
Built in the 1920s by Carl and Edith Weeks as a replica of the King's house in Salisbury, England, Salisbury House and Gardens drapes 22,500 square feet and 42 rooms of architectural reverence across the Iowa countryside. The historical landmark and public museum hosts cultural events year-round. During the gingerbread house making workshop, an expert Hy-Vee baker will teach you how to construct sweet, edible miniature abodes that dazzle as holiday dinner centerpieces and provide adequate shelter for smurfs. At the holiday decorating ideas event, a Pottery Barn decorator will impart DIY wisdom for inventive and bewitching seasonal garnishing. Both events are accompanied with generous samplings of wine, cheese, and amiable conversation.