Grand Boulevard Festival of Trees
Date 11/22/2011 TO 12/25/2011 Time 10:00 AM TO 9:00 PM Event Description: Grand Boulevardâ€™s second annual â€œFestival of Treesâ€ will showcase 13 uniquely decorated Christmas trees from area non-profit organizations, Nov. 22 â€“ Dec. 17 in Grand Park. The public is invited to attend the kick-off on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. â€“ 6 p.m. as the trees are â€œturned onâ€ and enjoy refreshments while Pro Arte Chorale performs Christmas music. â€œFestival of Treesâ€ is free and open to the public. This yearâ€™s participating organizations are: American Cancer Society, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center, Seaside Neighborhood School, Childrenâ€™s Volunteer Health Network, South Walton Montessori Academy, Shelter House, Children in Crisis, Nancy Veldman Ministries, Okaloosa AIDS Support and Information Services, Alaqua Animal Refuge, Hope Medical Center and Guardian Ad Litem. The non-profit organizations are competing to win cash prizes totaling $5,000, including Best of Show and Peopleâ€™s Choice. The public can vote for their favorite tree once a day and the tree with the most votes will win the Peopleâ€™s Choice award. The awards will be announced by Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in Grand Park. The trees will remain on display through Christmas at Grand Park in Grand Boulevard.