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How To Give an Entertaining Gift

For a present that gives all year long—and isn’t a typical gift card—try gifting a membership or season ticket package to your friend’s favorite non-profit organization or sports team. There are more than a few local choices:

Ballet Pensacola
Supporting the local ballet company through a membership enables Ballet Pensacola to produce quality shows, sustain profession dancers and educate thousands of students. Depending on your contribution, you can even save on tickets.

COST: $100-$5000
DETAILS: 432-9546 or balletpensacola.com

Ever’man
As a non-profit co-op, Ever’man is owned and operated by its members. Benefits include member specials, new member coupons and discounts on groceries, cooking classes and educational seminars.

COST: $5-$12 per year
DETAILS: 438-0402 or everman.org

Pensacola Blue Wahoos
The sports lover in your life will be able to fend off the winter blues by imaging his or her reserved seats during baseball season. Ticket holders get an exclusive gift, a discount card for merchandise and invitations to ticket holder-only events.

COST: $390-$2500
DETAILS: 934-8444 or bluewahoos.com

Pensacola Ice Flyers
Savings on tickets, merchandise and access to the Wingman Club are just a few of the perks that come with the Pensacola Ice Flyers season ticket package. You can purchase for the full or half season.

COST: $189.60-$625.50
DETAILS: 466-3111 or pensacolaiceflyers.com

Pensacola Little Theatre
Subscribe ahead of time to upcoming plays you’re excited about, sign someone up for acting classes or donate in the name of friend or relative. You can also purchase the Holiday Flexpass, which is good for six tickets and expires in one year.

COST: $85 for Holiday Flexpass, $60-$275 for acting classes
DETAILS: 434-0257 or pensacolalittletheatre.com

Pensacola Museum of Art
A membership at PMA can get you unlimited, free admission to the museum, entries into exhibits, invitations to special receptions and members-only events. Memberships fit just about every budget.

COST: $15-$1000
DETAILS: 432-6247 or pensacolamuseumofart.org

Pensacola Opera
Become friends with benefits of the Pensacola Opera. Contributions support and sustain the quality of the opera’s mainstage productions as well as educational and outreach programs. You can also purchase season tickets and receive benefits such as savings of 20 percent, priority seating and ticket exchange privileges.

COST: $50-$50000+ for Friends of the Opera or $50-$180 for Season Tickets
DETAILS: 433-6737 or pensacolaopera.com

Pensacola Symphony
You can choose to support the symphony through a membership, or with season tickets. Purchasing season tickets saves the music lover significant discounts, the right to retain seats, ticket exchanges and invitations to dress rehearsals and community activities.

COST: $70-$250 for Masterworks Season Tickets $28-$150 for Pops! Season Tickets and $50-$5000 for membership services
DETAILS: 435-2533 or pensacolasymphony.com