In the spirit of Christmas giving, the Museum at Campbell River is hosting its first Festival of Trees.
Local businesses or groups can sponsor a pre-lit tree, then take it upon themselves to decorate them.
All proceeds from the sponsorships will be used to assist the museum with delivering low cost public and school programming, and with costs associated with creating temporary exhibits.
Awards will be given to the decorators: Most Unique, Most Traditional, Best of Festival, and People’s Choice.
The trees will be on view in the Museum’s changing gallery from Nov. 30 to Dec. 29, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.and the public are invited to come in and cast their vote.
Along with the decorated trees, a collection of hand-crafted, wooden antique toys will be on display in the gallery and the North Island Model Railroaders will be running a model train.
Throughout the festival period, the museum will be hosting other seasonal events such as: Artists on site on Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1 which offers visitors an opportunity to meet local artists; Winter Traditions Around the World on Saturday, December 7, which includes a visit from Santa, and children’s tree decorating; Children’s Christmas themed Lego on Saturday, Dec. 14; and a Winter Solstice Social and the announcement of the People’s Choice Awards on Saturday, Dec. 21.
For further information, contact the Museum at 250-287-3103.