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Member Programs and Events

In addition to a year of unlimited free admission, Members also receive special invitations to exclusive events including previews of world-class exhibitions, seasonal events, educational lectures, and much more!

Events for Affiliate, Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Society of Fellows

Premier Members' Champagne & Shopping Evening
Nov. 26, Monday, 6–9 p.m.
Sip complimentary sparkling wine while shopping for distinctive gifts during exclusive evening hours at our artisans' boutique and in the Huntington Store.
Invitation to follow.

Events for Supporting, Patron, Benefactor, Society of Fellows

An Evening with Santa
Nov. 30, Friday, 5:30–8:30 p.m. 
Santa makes a special early appearance just for Supporting Members and above, and the Society of Fellows. Remember to bring your camera! Enjoy strolling holiday carolers.

Events for All Members

Members’ Champagne & Shopping
Nov. 27, Tuesday, noon–7 p.m.
Shop for distinctive gifts in the Huntington Store and at our Members-only artisans’ boutique while sipping a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. The gardens will be open noon-5 p.m.

Members' Santa Days
Dec. 1–2, Sat.–Sun., 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Bring your camera and take a holiday photo with Santa Claus at this popular Members-only event. To limit wait times, complimentary timed-tickets are required to see Santa.

Annual Member Events

  • Members' Spring Preview Plant Sale - Members shop early before the sale opens to the public. Choose from a wide variety of rare and unusual plants and proven favorites. Members' invitations include a coupon for an additional 10% discount in the Huntington Store valid on the day of the plant sale.
  • Members' Summer Evenings - On selected evenings, Members at the Contributor level and above have the opportunity to stroll the gardens and enjoy music and casual dining after public hours.
  • Founder's Day Lecture - The topic of this annual institutional talk varies and is decided by The Huntington President.
  • Members' Open House - As a special thank-you for their support, Members annually enjoy exclusive presentations and activities.
  • Holiday Shopping Day - Each December enjoy holiday programming and a boutique filled with one-of-a-kind treasures made by local artisans.
  • Exhibition Previews - All members receive special invitations to preview new exhibitions before they open to the public.
  • Quarterly Lectures and Previews - Affiliate through Benefactor Members are invited to attend quarterly lectures and exhibitions. Lecture subject correlates with Huntington exhibitions, and times vary from afternoon to evening.

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