Germantown Garden Grill is Hosting Snow Queen Brunches in their Private Igloos.
Germantown Garden Grill (1029 Germantown Ave) and Glu Hospitality are proud to host A Dash of Magic Events for the first-ever Enchanted in Northern Liberties: Snow Queen Brunch at the Igloos. Families are invited to get frozen at the Igloos at one of Philadelphia’s largest outdoor restaurants on the deck of the former Vesper Day Club and Pool. This special open-air dining experience is perfect for kids of all ages that love Elsa and Disney. This socially-distanced positive and magical dining experience will include 90 minutes at a private, exclusive and heated igloo just for you and your immediate family members. Get ready to enjoy a safe and socially-distanced photo opportunity, songs from the princesses story and grand entrance.Each reservation will also receive a private Snow Queen visit per each Igloo, a souvenir, and frozen themed activity sheets. Don’t forget to come hungry for brunch and lunch, plus hot beverages for kids and adults. This event is part of the Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up and pairs two small businesses together to support each other during the pandemic.
Enchanted in Northern Liberties: Snow Queen Brunch at the Igloos will take place on Saturday, November 28th on Small Business Saturday and on Saturday, December 5th, with seatings each day at 11:00am and 1:00pm. Tickets are $15.00 per person for Igloo seating and $10.00 per person for outdoor seating without the Igloo. Each ticket includes a socially-distanced photo opportunity at check-in, a private Snow Queen experience (song, story or question/answer), a frozen themed activity and coloring sheets, and a souvenir per child. Food and drink is pay as you go and separate. A portion of each ticket will go to charity, and provide a free princess appearance for children in need through the Salvation Army.
This event is open to a very limited number of tickets to make this dining experience very safe and intimate. Capacity for this event will be at less 10% of the entire capacity for the venue, to ensure safety and health protocols. All children and adults above the age of two must wear a mask to and from their dining table. The Snow Queen already has her special princess themed matching mask. She can’t wait to see your costumes and masks too! Costumes for the little ones are encouraged but not required. All families attending must follow the local and health guidelines at the time of the event. If the event is postponed due to weather, all parties will be able to transfer their ticket to a new date and time. Tickets are on sale now at www.germantowngarden.com.
For A Dash of Magic Events owner Aisha Maria Loeks this represents a major year of princess pivots. For Loeks, 2020 was set to be a banner year for the record books. Her Adorned by Aisha business was set to sparkle at Philadelphia’s major festivals like Philadelphia Flower Show and Christmas Village. Her second business, A Dash of Magic Events, was her back-up sideline business that brought joy to kids at birthday parties and special events across the region. Then, the pandemic hit, and shut-down orders came and cancelled major events and parties, as well as in-person jewelry retail opportunities. Loeks quickly waved her magic wand and shifted gears to survive the new normal. From the sparkle of her main occupation as a jewelry maker, to a major pivot to launch virtual princess meet and greets to socially-distanced princess sidewalk serenades, Loeks is making all that glitters into gold for the final weeks of the year. The Northern Liberties resident will pop-up on Saturdays and Sundays during the Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Shops. Additionally, she will pop-up on Sundays, November 29th and December 6th, look for Adorned by Aisha on the 700 block of N 2nd St to bring vintage inspired jewelry to Northern Liberties Holiday Pop-up Shops from 1:00pm to 6:00pm .
For one of Philadelphia’s biggest Disney and princess fans, this major pivot might sound like a fairy tale out of a cartoon movie. But it’s a story that saw a turbulent few months and a tremendous loss of income where her livelihood was in jeopardy, and health and safety is now a constant concern. She also faces the same challenges other businesses face, as she has to constantly adapt her work to the current government guidelines and shut-down orders. But for this local survivor, it’s not a question of survival but more a question of when will all this be over, and when will the fairy-tale ending come. F