Festival of Trees Returns Just in Time for the Holidays

I hope you marked your calendar! The highly anticipated holiday event, Festival of Trees, returns to Central Florida from November 11-20. Orlando Health returns as the platinum presenting sponsor.

Festival of Trees allows Central Floridians to celebrate the many blessings given during the holidays. This year’s theme is “Gifts of the Season”. Gifts of the Season focuses on celebrating the gifts of time, talent, and heart from the Central Florida community. Held at the Orlando Museum of Art, guests can stroll through the museum gallery and transform to a time of old-fashioned holiday gatherings.

“The Festival of Trees not only brings holiday spirit and joy to the community but also ultimately supports the arts and art education at OMA,” said Linda Cegelis, president of Council of 101. “So, to bring timeless elegance and holiday tradition while supporting the arts is truly a joy for the Council of 101.”

Visitors can look forward to gingerbread houses, wreaths and more than 50 designer-inspired decorated trees, all available for purchase. Pop up shops, live entertainment and special events are also available. Special events include Opening Night Gala and Tree Lighting, Breakfast with Santa, and a children’s Reindeer Romp party.

Event information

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – General Admission Hours

Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 20

Ticket prices:

  • Adults—$20
  • Children (3-12)—$12
  • Seniors (60+)—$12
  • Military Personnel and First Responders (with valid ID)—$12

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The Council of 101

The Council of 101 was founded in 1965 to further the cultural development and appreciation of the visual arts in Central Florida. Today, this outstanding group of volunteers comprises an organization of nearly 300 women. These dedicated members devote countless volunteer hours, boundless energy and strong personal skills to annual fund-raising projects that provide significant financial support to the Orlando Museum of Art.

This level of support is achieved through the Festival of Trees and the Antiques Vintage & Garden Show projects. The Council of 101 purchases, through the Corporate Lease Program, Museum-quality prints created by contemporary American artists and gifts them to the Orlando Museum of Art. Prints from this collection may be leased by local businesses through the program administered by the Council of 101. The Council of 101, since its inception, has contributed over $13 million towards arts education and general operating expenses at the Orlando Museum of Art. 

Written by Staff Writer

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