FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine experiencing authentic holiday celebrations fashioned in the style of yesteryear – events that transport kids and adults of all ages back in time to enjoy the festive traditions of a bygone era. You no longer have to imagine it, because you and your family have two opportunities to actually experience it! (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131115/FL18329LOGO) Thanksgiving Dinner at the New River Inn, Ft. LauderdaleThursday, November 21, 2013 It's not often that you get the chance to experience a true, old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinner, but on Thursday, November 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., that's exactly what you can do when the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society (FLHS) takes you a century back in time to host such a dinner at the New River Inn (229 S.W. 2 nd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale). Guests will dine in the Inn's elegant Lucy Bryan room, enjoying such dishes as authentically prepared roasted chicken inspired from a menu straight out of 1919; cocktails, appetizers and mouth-watering dessert will also be served by staff dressed in 1900 period costumes while a flautist provides a musical backdrop. Tickets for this unique dining experience are $75 per person with proceeds benefiting the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society – Registration deadline is Monday, November 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. For additional information or to register for this old fashioned Thanksgiving dinner, visit the "Events" page on the FLHS website at www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org or call 954-463-4431. Holiday Festival in Old Ft. LauderdaleSunday, December 1, 2013 The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society will hold its 2 nd Annual Family Holiday Festival in Old Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, December 1, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. along S.W. 2 nd Avenue in the historical district of downtown Fort Lauderdale (ample parking is available in the nearby county parking garage.) This FREE Family Holiday Festival features period costumed performers, traditional holiday decorations, historical tours, an old fashioned cake walk, arts and crafts, children's activities, wreath-making, holiday shopping and even a pet costume contest and parade. Children's performances, live music, dancing and cultural shows will be highlighted on the outdoor stage and holiday-themed refreshments will be available for purchase.