The Festival of Trees at the Museum at Campbell River has attracted more than 800 visitors, has been seen by hundreds of school children visiting on tours and has been the backdrop for many special events and receptions.
Each visitor was given the opportunity to cast a ballot for their favourite among more than 20 decorated trees. The ballots have been counted and a winner has been selected.
The 2015 People’s Choice Award winner is Broadstreet Properties and Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd.
Their tree, entitled Miracle on Broad Street, has branches swathed with snow, decorations in a classic black and white motif and an old-fashioned street sign as an added accent piece.
This is the second year in a row that Broadstreet Properties and Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd. has won this prestigious award.
“The tree was inspired by the movie Miracle on 34th Street,” explains Yani Indrajaya, one of the tree decorators.
“We did a play on the title of the movie and were trying to recreate a street light with snow falling.”
This was the third annual Festival of Trees and it ran throughout the month of December at the museum.
Earlier in December, prizes were also given out for the Most Unique, Most Traditional and Best of the Festival trees.
Complementing the decorated trees were exhibits of classic toys, archival photos and vintage cards.