Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees is a unique community fundraiser that supports programming, services, shelter, training, information, and resources to address domestic and sexual violence in the Outer Banks.
Festival of Trees brings together individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to celebrate the holiday season with twinkling lights, festive musical performances, punch and homemade cookies, craft activities for children, a visit with Santa complete with a souvenir photo, and shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts. The culmination of the Festival is an auction of donated, decorated Christmas Trees and Holiday Objects at a catered Gala Holiday Social.
There are a variety of ways to become involved in the Festival of Trees from sponsorship to donating a tree to attending any one or all of the planned events. All of the events are open to the public free of charge except for the Saturday’s evening Gala Holiday Social and Benefit Auctions, which requires the purchase of a ticket to attend. Festival of Trees is fresh and new each year — a not to be missed Outer Banks holiday tradition!
The culmination of the Festival is an auction of donated, decorated Christmas Trees and Holiday Objects at a catered Gala Holiday Social.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday December 1st
Holiday Bazarr - 10:00a.m. to until
Tree Viewing - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Silent Auction - 10:00 a.m. ends at 9:00 p.m.
Jingle Jam (ticketed event) - 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. includes cash bar and raffles
Saturday December 2nd
Holiday Bazarr - 10:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tree Viewing - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monte Carlo Casino Night/ Live Auction (ticketed event) - 6:00 p.m. – until
This event will start with a champagne toast and continue into 2 1/2hours of Blackjack, Poker, Roulette and Craps where winners will receive prizes.Following the casino fun, we will begin our live auction that includes art and decorated Christmas trees full of holiday spirit and gifts donated by local businesses and artists.
All funds received during the two-day event go to support Outer Banks Hotlines Prevention and Intervention Programs.