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Embark on Wreaths of Joy Global Adventure Gala

Get ready to embark on a global adventure without leaving Pensacola at this year’s Wreaths of Joy Gala, presented by Dillard’s. The gala benefiting The Arc Gateway, will take place on Friday, Dec. 1 at the Hadji Shrine, located at 800 W. 9 Mile Road in Pensacola.


This year’s theme, “What a Wonderful World,” promises an immersive experience celebrating the rich diversity of cultures, art, music, cuisine, and dance from around the globe. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the world’s wonders right in Pensacola, as the event transcends borders to showcase the beauty of various cultural traditions.

Early Access for VIP Ticketholders will begin at 5:30 pm, followed by General Admission at 6 pm. Tickets for this unforgettable evening can be purchased online at wreathsofjoy.org.

“We are thrilled to present Wreaths of Joy once again, and this year’s theme, ‘What a Wonderful World,’ is a celebration of the diverse cultures that make our community vibrant and unique,” said Jenni Perkins, Director of Marketing, at The Arc Gateway. “We invite everyone to join us for an enchanting evening where we’ll take you on an immersive journey through Italy, Africa, Latin America, Japan, India and more.”

The gala promises an extraordinary experience, with each element of the evening infused with the magic of the theme. From the aromatic spices of India to the delicate refinement of Japanese bonsai, the fiery Latin rhythms, and the captivating footwork of Filipino Tinikling, guests will be treated to a sensory feast.

Wreaths of Joy is renowned for its dynamic auction, featuring wreaths for all seasons and celebrations, including Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Independence Day, Halloween and Christmas, The auction is a testament to the creativity of local artisans and the generosity of the community, who come together to make Wreaths of Joy extra special.

“We are proud to support The Arc Gateway through Wreaths of Joy,” said Reagan Pommier, Dillard’s Store Manager. “This event not only brings the community together for a memorable night but also contributes to a cause that has a life-changing impact on the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a magical night that celebrates the beauty of our diverse world while supporting a meaningful cause. Secure your tickets now for Wreaths of Joy at wreathsofjoy.org.