• Celebrate the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" with Central Florida's Festival of Trees

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Those in Central Florida might already have their minds on gift giving, decking the halls, and warm gatherings with friends and family - but it's not really the holidays in Orlando without the annual tradition of the Festival of Trees.

    Tickets are now on sale for Council of 101's annual event, which transforms the Orlando Museum of Art into a winter wonderland with sparkling trees, glittering holiday vignettes and stunning décor. Now in its 32nd year, the Festival of Trees is celebrating the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" with the Central Florida community. Visitors can admire designer Christmas trees of all sizes, custom wreaths, a gingerbread village and more, all created by Orlando's finest designers. Each piece is available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art.

    "The purpose of this event is two-fold," said Susan Harris, president of the Council of 101. "The Festival of Trees brings joy and holiday spirit to our community, all while supporting the arts. Each handcrafted piece would make an excellent gift for your loved ones and will benefit your community."

    Over the years, the Festival of Trees in combination with other Council of 101 events have raised over $7 million for Orlando Museum of Art's educational programs and operational expenses.

    Festival of Trees General Admission:

    Saturday, November 10 - Sunday, November 18 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone by calling

    407-896-4231 ext. 254, or online through Eventbrite.

    Ticket Costs:

    • $15 for adults
    • $5 for children ages 3-11
    • $10 for seniors (65 and over), OMA members, first responders, and military with official ID

    Special events at this year's Festival of Trees include:

    Friday, November 9

    • Tree Lighting, Champagne Reception and Gala, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • $200 per person
    • Opening Night Gala, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • $175 per person, reserved table seating is available for purchase

    Saturday, November 10

    • Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • $30 for all ages
    • Havana Nights, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • $45 for adults

    Tuesday, November 13

    • Festival Salutes Seniors,  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • $10 for seniors

    Wednesday, November 14

    • Rudolph's VIP Pass, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • $30 for all ages
    • Reindeer Romp Children's Party, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    • $20 for all ages

    Friday, November 16

    • Ugly Holiday Sweater Date Night, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • $30 for adults

    Saturday, November 17

    • Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    • $30 for all ages

    Admission to the Festival of Trees includes entry to the current Orlando Museum of Art exhibitions. Parking is available on-site for a fee.

     

     

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