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Festival of Trees tickets now on sale for their 31st annual holiday event

by Brittani Tuttle
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Tickets are now on sale for Central Florida’s 31st annual Festival of Trees.

Every year, the Orlando Museum of Art is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with wreaths, trees and gingerbread houses by Council of 101. Celebrating its 31st year, tickets to the Festival of Trees are now on sale.

Visitors can enjoy the festive displays, or even purchase one of the designer-decorated trees, holiday wreaths, centerpieces or gingerbread houses.

“Many of the items on display would make wonderful gifts for anyone on your holiday list, says Virginia Kane, of Council of 101. “The trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses make a great addition to any family’s holiday decor.”

Over the years, the Festival of Trees and other Council of 101 events have helped to raise over $7 million for the Orlando Museum of Art’s educational programs and operational expenses.

One of the trees from last year, called The Peace Tree, will be on display again this year in the rotunda at Orlando City Hall. The tree was designed in remembrance of the city joining together in love and support for one another following the Pulse attack.

Special events for this year’s Festival of Trees include:

  • Friday, Nov. 10
    • Tree lighting, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    • Gala, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
      • $150 per person
      • Reserved table seating also available for purchase
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14
    • Festival Salutes Seniors (Ages 65 and up)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15
    • Rudolph’s VIP Pass, 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      • $30 per person
    • Reindeer Romp Children’s Party, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      • $20 per person
  • Friday, Nov. 17
    • Ugly Holiday Sweater Date Night, 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
      • $25 per person
  • Saturday, Nov. 18
    • Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
      • $30 per person

The Festival of Trees event runs from Nov. 11 through Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are now on sale, and can be purchased in person, over the phone at 407-896-4231, or online though Eventbrite. Admission to the event also includes entry to the entire Orlando Museum of Art.

“This event blends the artwork hanging on the walls and displayed throughout the museum with sights of the holiday season,” says Kane.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors, first responders and military with ID; and $5 for children ages 3-11. For more information, visit omart.org.

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