Enjoy the Festival of Trees for a “Merry and Bright” Holiday Celebration

Top Quote Long-running Central Florida tradition is supplying the holiday spirit through breathtaking décor at the Orlando Museum of Art. End Quote
  • Orlando, FL (1888PressRelease) October 03, 2019 - Tickets are now on sale for the Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art. The time has come to start thinking about decking the halls and decorating cookies as the holiday season approaches. Every Central Floridian knows it is not truly the holidays without the Festival of Trees.
    The Orlando Museum of Art will be transformed into a holiday spectacular for the 33rd year. The Council of 101 is proud to host a “Merry and Bright” celebration with the Central Florida community.

    Visitors of the festival can admire local designers’ work through Christmas trees, a gingerbread village and custom wreaths. Each dazzling piece is available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art. This event will bring the bliss and joy of the holidays through sparkling trees, elegant holiday vignettes and spectacular décor.

    “The Festival of Trees not only brings the joy of the holidays to our community, but also helps support it.” said Nancy Sedacca, president of the Council of 101. “The festival is meant to bring everyone together just in time for the holiday season.”

    The Council of 101 events, including the Festival of Trees have raised over $12 million for the Orlando Museum of Art’s educational programs. Festival of Trees will be benefiting the lifelong learning programs at the Orlando Museum of Art. Reaching deep into the community, these programs support many people in different walks of life, age and income groups.

    General Admission:
    Saturday, November 16- Sunday, November 24
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tickets can be purchased in person at the door, through the event website at www.orlandofestivaloftrees.com, online through fot2019.eventbrite.com or by calling 407-896-4231 ext. 254. Many special events will be running throughout the week during the festival. A few of the events are the Opening Night Gala, Breakfast with Santa where the kids can dine with Santa Claus, and an Ugly Holiday Sweater Party where guests dress in their favorite holiday sweater and enjoy local craft beers and food among the gorgeous décor. Looking for something at a slower pace? Try the Festival Salutes Seniors for those 65 and older. The Latin Nights dance party is sure to heat things up. There is something for everyone this season at the Festival of Trees.
    General Admission Ticket Costs:
    • $15 for adults
    • $12 for seniors (65 and older), first responders and military personnel with proper identification.
    • $7 for children ages 3-11
    Special events at this year’s Festival of Trees include:
    Friday, November 15
    • Opening Night Gala and Auction, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    o $150, $250 and $350 per person, separate reserved tables are available for purchase.
    Saturday, November 16
    • Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    o $30 for all ages
    • Ugly Holiday Sweater Party, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    o $30 for adults
    Tuesday, November 19
    • Festival Salutes Seniors, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    o $12 for seniors
    Wednesday, November 20
    • Rudolph’s VIP Pass, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    o $30 for all ages
    • Reindeer Romp Children’s Party, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    o $20 for all ages
    Friday, November 22
    • Latin Nights, 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    o $45 for adults
    Saturday, November 23
    • Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    o $30 for all ages
    Admission to Festival of Trees includes entry to the current Orlando Museum of Art exhibitions during the festival. Parking is available on-site for a fee. For more information please visit orlandofestivaloftrees.com.

    About 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 $12 million towards art, exhibits, facility renovation and Orlando Museum of Art’s operating expenses.

    About the Orlando Museum of Art
    The Orlando Museum of Art is located in Orlando's Historic Loch Haven Park at 2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando, Fla. From I-4 take the Princeton Street exit 85. Drive east on Princeton Street, and at the corner of Princeton and Mills (US Highway 17 / 92), turn left. Go one block to east Rollins Street and turn left. The entrance is the first driveway on the left.

    Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Orlando Museum of Art is a Blue Star Museum supported by the Museum's Board of Trustees, the Ambassadors, Council of 101, Friends of American Art, Acquisition Trust, earned income, contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is sponsored in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on the Arts and Culture. The National Endowment provides additional support for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

    Media Contact:
    Will Wellons
    Wellons Communications
    407-339-0879 office
    will ( @ ) WellonsCommunications dot com

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