In 2018, we present the 25th Annual Festival of Trees! A year-long celebration – including several special events – celebrates this important anniversary! Christmas in July for donors and volunteers, a Scavenger Hunt offering $2,000 worth of prizes, a Silver Anniversary Gala, an action packed opening weekend, and a record breaking $10,000 raffle are all part of the 2018 Festival of Trees. This year also features a third week to make the Festival a part of your holiday season!
Christmas in July – An Evening of Appreciation
The Festival welcomes its donors and volunteers to An Evening of Appreciation at the Lowell Spinners. The event – Christmas in July – will feature opportunities for our guests to enjoy a fun filled evening at Lowell’s LeLacheur Park. Everyone will receive a hotdog, chips and a soft drink, a commemorative t-shirt, and a chance to win a raffle every inning! (This is an invitation-only event… tickets are required.)
Race for the “Silver” – A Scavenger Hunt
Assemble a team… follow the clues… and compete for an opportunity to win at the Race for the “Silver!” The scavenger hunt will share the Festival’s mission while you enjoy an exciting and challenging journey that will conclude with a light buffet dinner, the announcement of the winners, and lots of opportunities to share your experiences.
Silver Anniversary Gala
Join the Festival as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary with an evening of delightful food, fun, and special entertainment by Michael Amante.
Michael Amante is a celebrated American singer and stage actor whose voice and presence has captivated audiences and critics around the world. He sings a repertoire that ranges from Broadway, American Standards, Gospel and Jazz to the soaring notes of High Opera.
It’s been 25 years of Sharing the Magic, and this is an event you won’t want to miss. Our Silver Anniversary will showcase over 240 sparkling trees – join us as we celebrate all the Festival has done!
Festival Treasures Vendor Fair
Our Festival Treasures Vendor Fair is a great opportunity to start your Holiday shopping. This year, a select group of vendors will spread out in a large heated tent on the Festival grounds for an exclusive shopping experience. They will be showcasing Christmas accessories, jewelry, handmade soaps, jams and jellies, scarves, delicious treat, candles and much, much more!
Breakfast with Santa… A Children’s Day
Santa’s always a guest at the Festival of Trees, but this year – to celebrate our 25th Silver Anniversary – we’re planning a special Children’s Day full of special events and entertainment designed especially for children of all ages.
Details about our Breakfast with Santa and a schedule of events will be published by October 1st.
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Complimentary admission is offered to all Seniors and Red Hat Members throughout the Festival’s Senior Weekend. Our special guests will enjoy over 240 beautifully decorated trees, a Café featuring everything from snacks to light meals, and the Shops at the Festival for early Holiday shopping.
A Chance to win $10,000 – An Anniversary Raffle!
Who couldn’t use $10,000 for Christmas?
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, our Center Court raffle is bigger and better than ever – offering a prize of $10,000 to one lucky winner! This special prize is sponsored by Charles – one of our most generous benefactors! As always, the pricing for these tickets is: 1 for $5.00, 6 for $10.00, and 26 for $20.00.
25 Years of Special Memories… Share Yours!
As we mark 25 years of Sharing the Magic, we know the Festival has come to be an important part of many people’s lives. Perhaps you donate a tree in memory of a loved one or decorate a tree each year with your children or grandchildren or visit each year with a special group of family or friends or maybe you volunteer because the Festival has helped preserve a piece of history that means a lot to you.
Whatever your unique story – your special memory – is, we’d you to share it with us. Throughout the Festival we’ll share these stories (without your name of course) at the Festival, on our website, and on social media.
Thanks for Sharing the Magic… and your story!