Festival of Trees ushers in weekend fun

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It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas with Saint Vincent’s Festival of Trees.

The 34th annual event is expected to draw 10,000 people to the Bayfront Convention Center this weekend.

Guests will find more than 70 trees, which were decorated by local artists and florists. People can also enjoy entertainment, shopping, Santa Claus and the popular “Reindeer Experience.”

“When they grow their antlers in, they have fuzzies on their antlers. So, they rub on trees to get it off,” said Will LaCastro, 12, after learning about the reindeer.

“There’s something for everyone to enjoy. We have Teddy Bear Clinic. So, bring your stuffed animals and get them looked at by our clinicians,” said Christine Bowen, executive director of development at Saint Vincent. “It’s just a fun event all around.”

The Festival of Trees runs through Sunday.


Friday, Nov. 23
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 24
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 25
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

$10 for adults, $6 for children (ages 12 and under)

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