Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Festival of Trees, a 30-year tradition at Orlando’s Museum of Art.
This year marks the 30th year for Festival of Trees, the Council of 101’s annual event benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA). Together, the Festival of Trees and the other Council of 101 events have raised more than $6.8 million for the museum’s educational programs.
This year’s theme is The Art of the Holidays. The event features designer-decorated trees, holiday wreaths, elaborate gingerbread houses, holiday vignettes and tabletop displays. Visitors can view the trees and purchase one to display in their own home, or get a head start on their holiday shopping at the many gift boutiques. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the museum café. Admission to Festival of Trees includes admission to the entire Orlando Museum of Art and its current exhibitions.
Special events at this year’s Festival of Trees include:
•A Night in White; the Festival’s opening gala on Friday, Nov. 11; Corporate & VIP tables available.
•Festival Salutes Seniors; $10 tickets at the door and special entertainment for guests 65 and older on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
•Reindeer Romp Children’s Party; annual family event takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Festival of Trees runs from Sunday, November 12 through Sunday, November 20. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Admission costs $15 for adults; $10 for seniors (65 and older), first responders & military with ID, and OMA members; $5 for children 3-11. Tickets can be purchased by phone at 407-896-4231 x245 or online at omart.org/events/festival_of_trees.
Watch this 2015 episode of Attractions The Show for a tour of last year’s Festival of Trees: