'sweet Dreams' Time At Seminole Casino Coconut Creek!

Seminole Casino Coconut Creek to Host 7th Annual 'Sweet Dreams' Holiday Dessert Extravaganza

Event benefits Make-A-Wish� Southern Florida; features live entertainment, carolers, dozens of desserts, and more

The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek's Pavilion will transform into a sugary winter wonderland during its 7th annual Sweet Dreams festival on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, from 6-10 pm. Tickets are $15 per person, per day, and the event's charity partner is Make-A-Wish� Southern Florida. The Casino's Sweet Dreams event will sponsor two wishes for the organization.

Sweet Dreams will feature two-dozen dreamy dessert stations, along with coffees, teas, tastings from Pearl Vodka, and live music from Swing City Quartet on Friday, and City Limits on Saturday. A backdrop featuring stunning d�cor, strolling carolers and a spectacular chocolate sculpture will add to the holiday ambiance.

Special Celebrity Chef appearances are also on the menu. On Friday, Food Network Host Chef Keegan Gerhard will showcase his talents on the Pavilion stage demonstrating the art of Swiss Meringue. Chef Gerhard has been named one of the nation's top 10 pastry chefs, and is host of "Food Network Challenge" television series.

On Saturday, December 14, nationally acclaimed pastry chef and James Beard Foundation Award Winner Chef Gale Gand, former host of Food Network's "Sweet Dreams," will demonstrate how to make two of her special holiday treats - Chocolate Mousse and Ricotta Doughnuts.

Guests can indulge in everything from cake pops, mini Belgian waffles, fudge, cannolis, cookies, cakes, cappuccino, flavored teas, and a spectacular chocolate fountain. Participants include A Chocolate Affair, A Flair for Fudge, Best Darn Kettle Corn, Cappuccino Express, Cold Stone Creamery, Cookies by Design, Corner Bakery Caf�, Edible Arrangements, Fresh Meal Plan, Gelato Petrini, It'Sugar, Jodi's Cupcakes, La Marquise Desserts, Mozart Caf�, Palm Beach Cakes, Restaurant Beverage Service, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Sicilian Oven, Stork's Bakery and Caf�, Susy Pops, The Gluten Free Cookie Jar, The Melting Pot, Too Jay's, Waffy's, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Catering, and more.

Sweet Dreams is strictly for guests age 21 and over and will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 at the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Tickets are $15 per person, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com. Guests are invited to make a night of it and enjoy all the casino fun following the Sweet Dreams event.


Celebrating 30 years of wishes, Make-A-Wish Southern Florida grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Whether a child chooses to go somewhere exotic, meet an adored celebrity, have a treasured gift or be a dream occupation for the day, each wish experience is tailor-made to exceed all expectations. The Southern Florida chapter grants a wish every 16 hours and has granted more than 9,000 wishes since its inception in 1983. The chapter's vision is to make every eligible child's wish come true. With the average cost of a wish being $5,000, Make-A-Wish relies on fundraisers, corporate support and donations from the public to bring sunshine into the lives of families when they need it most. To help share the power of a wish�, call Make-A-Wish at 954-967-WISH or log on to www.sfla.wish.org.


Alex Bimonte, The Buzz Agency