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Festival of Trees Brightens Orlando’s Christmas Celebration

Come Celebrate the Season at Orlando‘s premiere holiday event, the Annual Festival of Trees from Saturday, November 15, through Sunday, November 23, 2008. For nine magical days, the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is transformed into a glittering holiday wonderland where trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses ignite holiday spirit. Presented by the Council of 101 to benefit the OMA, the Festival of Trees is sure to delight every family member.

A collection of exquisite trees, full-scale holiday vignettes and gingerbread creations, all decorated by local designers, are at the heart of this enchanting event. Decorated wreaths and smaller trees are displayed in the Deck the Halls area. Local culinary artists exhibit their talents in the Gingerbread Village. Art on the Wall showcases original artworks by Central Florida artists. Every tree, wreath and gingerbread house is available for purchase.
Surrounding the special displays you will find Candyland, where children can play games, make crafts, email Santa at the town post office. Guests can purchase holiday gifts and decorative accessories in the Holiday Boutique or get a bite to eat in the Festival Cafe. In addition, there is daily entertainment featuring a wide array of talent and holiday spirit, ranging from appearances by Santa Claus, choir performances and other special events.
The nine-day Festival of Trees is packed with special events beginning with the elegant opening party, Patron’s Gala, an elite black tie affair on Friday, November 14th.
General admission to the Festival of Trees is $10 for adults and $6 for children. Seniors receive $1 off admission on Senior’s Day, Tuesday, November 18th. Parking is $3. Daily hours are from 10am to 5pm.
Bring the entire family to the enchanted winter wonderland at the Orlando Museum of Art for the Council of 101’s Reindeer Romp during the Festival of Trees holiday tradition on Wednesday, November 19, 2008, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
This magical evening geared toward children features tasty delights, visits by Santa, photos, food, crafts, face painting, balloon artists, storytelling and fun! The $12 admission includes The Festival of Trees and extra events.
Come listen to the sounds of smooth jazz as you mingle with others in the holiday spirit among a festive backdrop of artfully decorated holiday trees and vignettes at the Council of 101’s Holiday Jazz Stroll at the Orlando Museum of Art on Friday, November 21, 2008, from 7 to 10 p.m. Sip champagne under the merry twinkling lights and savor a sampling of cuisine from Brio, Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Houston’s, The Ravenous Pig, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion and Starbucks on Park Avenue.
The cost is $35 and includes valet parking, delicious food and entertainment.
Information courtesy of About.com
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