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Rockwood Abbey Spring Gala
May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Be transported to a posh evening reminiscent of Downton Abbey, where white-gloved footmen attended the creme de la creme of English society as they dined and danced. (Period dress encouraged-choose your epoch from Edwardian grandeur to the flappers of the 20s!)
Enjoy cocktails and appetizers on the terrace and browse the SILENT auction items, then move inside to be entertained by the full Santa Barbara Choral Society chorus in their spring gala concert, followed by elegant dinner designed and supervised by The Royal Chef, Darren McGrady, former chef to her majesty Queen Elizabeth II and to the late Princess Diana and her sons. Chef McGrady will be on hand to regale us with stories of his time in the royal service. Bid on LIVE auction items for exciting vacation stays and more.