Grand Boulevard’s second annual “Festival of Trees” will showcase 13 uniquely decorated Christmas trees from area non-profit organizations, Nov. 22 – Dec. 17 in Grand Park. The public is invited to attend the kick-off on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. as the trees are “turned on” and enjoy refreshments while Pro Arte Chorale performs Christmas music. “Festival of Trees” is free and open to the public.
This year’s participating organizations are: American Cancer Society, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center, Seaside Neighborhood School, Children’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 People’s Choice. The public can vote for their favorite tree once a day and the tree with the most votes will win the People’s Choice award. The awards will be announced by Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. in Grand Park
About Grand Boulevard
Grand Boulevard is the shop, dine, play and stay Town Center located on Northwest Florida’s Beaches. Based on the prominent mixed-use architectural model, Grand Boulevard offers a dynamic lifestyle experience with convenient access to a multitude of exclusive shopping and dining options, entertainment, professional services, corporate offices and lodging. Grand Boulevard is a Howard Group and Merchants Retail Partners property. For more information, please call (850) 654-5929 or visit www.grandboulevard.com.
Last year’s People’s Choice Winning Tree from Alaqua.
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