Food first is not going to work, period! People arrive at different times, who the hell eats dinner at 2pm or lunch for that matter. I suggest people eat lunch before you come, potluck should substitute for your dinner. My thoughts were, 2pm normal time for people to arrive, if you want to go to Winterfest arrive at 1pm. I think people with kids might like this, let the kids get their excitement out before being cooped up in a house with the adults. We can stay and hour or hour and a half and by the time we get back everyone should be there to start the meeting or gift exchange. There will be chips and other munchies to tide you over, if your lunch didn't fulfill your hunger, until we eat at a normal-ish time of day, say dinner time. If we have the meeting while handing out # for the gift exchange we should be able to eat at 4, 5 the latest. Then if we feel like it we can bundle up and go back over to Winterfest for those that want to. Winterfest is just an option, we don't have to go, it won't hurt my feelers if we don't, haven't gone but once in my 15 years here. There should be fireworks that we might be able to see from our front yard. Up for whatever except food first.