• Enjoy the Festival of Trees for a "Merry and Bright" Holiday celebration

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - Tickets are now on sale for the Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art. The time has come to start thinking about decking the halls and decorating cookies as the holiday season approaches. Every Central Floridian knows it is not truly the holidays without the Festival of Trees.

    The Orlando Museum of Art will be transformed into a holiday spectacular for the 33rd year. The Council of 101 is proud to host a "Merry and Bright" celebration with the Central Florida community.

    Visitors of the festival can admire local designers' work through Christmas trees, a gingerbread village and custom wreaths. Each dazzling piece is available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art. This event will bring the bliss and joy of the holidays through sparkling trees, elegant holiday vignettes and spectacular décor.

    "The Festival of Trees not only brings the joy of the holidays to our community, but also helps support it." said Nancy Sedacca, president of the Council of 101. "The festival is meant to bring everyone together just in time for the holiday season."

    The Council of 101 events, including the Festival of Trees have raised over $12 million for the Orlando Museum of Art's educational programs. Festival of Trees will be benefiting the lifelong learning programs at the Orlando Museum of Art. Reaching deep into the community, these programs support many people in different walks of life, age and income groups.

    General Admission:

    Saturday, November 16- Sunday, November 24

    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Tickets can be purchased in person at the door, through the event website at www.orlandofestivaloftrees.com, online through fot2019.eventbrite.com or by calling 407-896-4231 ext. 254. Many special events will be running throughout the week during the festival. A few of the events are the Opening Night Gala, Breakfast with Santa where the kids can dine with Santa Claus, and an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party where guests dress in their favorite holiday sweater and enjoy local craft beers and food among the gorgeous décor. Looking for something at a slower pace? Try the Festival Salutes Seniors for those 65 and older. The Latin Nights dance party is sure to heat things up. There is something for everyone this season at the Festival of Trees.

    General Admission Ticket Costs:

    • $15 for adults
    • $12 for seniors (65 and older), first responders and military personnel with proper identification.
    • $7 for children ages 3-11

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

    Friday, November 15

    • Opening Night Gala and Auction 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - $150, $250 and $350 per person, reserved tables are available for purchase.

    Saturday, November 16

    • Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. - $30 for all ages
    • Ugly Holiday Sweater Party, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. - $30 for adults

    Tuesday, November 19

    • Festival Salutes Seniors, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - $12 for seniors   

    Wednesday, November 20

    • 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 22

    • Latin Nights, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - $45 for adults

    Saturday, November 23

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

    Admission to Festival of Trees includes entry to the current Orlando Museum of Art exhibitions during the festival. Parking is available on-site for a fee. For more information please visit orlandofestivaloftrees.com.

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