December 05, 2014
Jollification 2014 "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" Arts and Crafts
Festival was a splashy success, with patrons taking the puddles in their stride.
Rainfall failed to turn Jollification fans away from the Bahamas National Trust Retreat where the Christmas spirit reigned. From tame boa constrictors to books, plants, arts and crafts, Jollification had it all.
Bristol Wines and Spirits introduced new flavors to this year's event including the Mango Fusion from Bacardi Rum; Patron XO Cafe Incendio (a blend of flavors including Mexican arbol chili pepper and Criollo chocolate) and Jack Daniels Honey.
The free samples and recipes for holiday beverages proved popular in the secluded Mistletoe Lounge.
The Scotch Grotto was also back by popular demand, with traditional favorites from Dewar's Scotch Whiskys -- Dewar's 12, Dewar's 18 and Dewar's Signature.
The children's crafts corner as usual drew a huge crowd, and the must-do craft was the Jollification snowman.
Ardastra Gardens charmed the crowd with a Bahamian boa constrictor and Houdini the Corn Snake. For those who preferred the soft and cuddly, a rabbit and kittens were available for adoption at The Bahamas Humane Society.
The Jolly Market and many food stalls were of course hits with baked goods, BBQ, baked crabs, fish tacos an even doggie treats, as well as the always popular Greek booths; and international foods from many countries including the Philippines.
Not to be forgotten of course were the straw work, arts and crafts, plants, handcrafted Christmas ornaments and gifts, local jams, candles, jewelry and the books on offer.
Bristol Wines and Spirits, the major sponsor of Jollification since its inception more than 20 years ago is also the major sponsor for the rescheduled BNT Wine and Arts Festival set for January 31 at The Retreat.
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