2012 Festival of Trees Next Week in Everett

2012 Festival of Trees

If event tickets are sold out, there’s still the community open house set for Wednesday the 28th.

One of the largest social events on Everett’s calendar happens next Tuesday – Saturday. The annual Festival of Trees benefits Children’s Services at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. Central to Providence Children’s Services is the Children’s Center, serving more than 350 children and their families every week. The Children’s Center provides quality care to children born with medical conditions or those who face challenges stemming from illness or injury, regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Funds from Festival of Trees also benefit Camp Prov. Camp Prov is weeklong, summer day-camp for children who receive early intervention or special services at the Children’s Center. Due to their medical conditions or developmental delays, these kids are not able to attend other typical summer camps. Camp Prov gives children a chance to have a fun summer camp experience while also participating in learning and therapeutic activities.

Last year’s Festival of Trees raised more than $600,000.00 and was attended by more than 4000 people. Click here for more information.

Opening Night • Tuesday, November 27 • 5:30 – 9 pm More than 500 guests gather to begin the holiday season in style. Attendees enjoy the mouth-watering buffet and fun holiday cocktails while they bid in the silent auction, shop the holiday store and view the beautiful trees.

Community Open House • Wednesday, November 28 • Noon – 8 pm

More than 3,000 community members attend this free event to view the trees and enjoy local entertainment groups. Children enjoy crafts and visits with Santa.

Gala Dinner and Auction • Thursday, November 29 • 5:30 – 10 pm

This elegant event for more than 500 guests starts with a champagne reception and silent wine auction, culminating with a three-course dinner and live auction of exquisitely decorated trees and wreaths.

Teddy Bear Breakfast • Saturday, December 1 • 9:30 – 1 pm

Kids and parents alike enjoy a magical morning of visits with Santa, special entertainment, a Teddy Bear Store and ice skating. Five hundred guests attend this special event.

All events are held at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena in downtown Everett.

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