2015 Festival of Trees moves to downtown Beaufort

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Festival_of_Trees_2014_40The 2015 Festival of Trees continues a tradition that started twenty-eight years ago and is stronger today than ever. The Festival benefits Friends of Caroline Hospice by showcasing beautifully decorated trees that are judged for their originality and creativity. Many of these trees will be available for purchase at the end of the Festival saving many of us holiday stress.

This year’s event will be held at Tabby Place located at 913 Port Republic Place in downtown Beaufort between December 3rd through the 8th. Mark your calendars now so you won’t forget this great family event.

The Festival of Trees kicks off with the Opening Gala on Thursday, December 3rd from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and tickets cost $50 per person. The event will feature a silent auction, music, wine, beer and scrumptious appetizers from local restaurants. The Chairs of this year’s event are Dr. Marc Reichel and his wife Ty, and Mr. Bennett Schiller and his wife, Karoline. The presenting sponsors are Lowcountry Anesthesiology and Vaden of Beaufort.

Festival_of_Trees_2014_55The Festival will be open daily from Friday, December 4th through Tuesday, December 8th for the general public and will include opportunities to view the trees, visit with Santa and his Elves and browse in the Festival Shoppes. There will be “Yoga in the Trees” Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. which is a unique and wonderful chance to soak up the holiday smells and ambiance from the trees. Following on Sunday is “Snow Day” from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. which is guaranteed to be a time when special memories are made for both the old and young alike. When else can you play in real snow in Beaufort? General admission is $3 per child, $5 per adult.

The Festival has raised close to a $1 million dollars and this treasured event would not be possible without the amazing support of businesses, community groups and individuals who donate their time, talent and treasures to make this event a success.

Friends of Caroline Hospice is committed to providing the highest quality end-of-life care to patients and their families. Friends is a local, non-profit, Medicare-certified hospice provider that has built a “Legacy of Trust” over the past 35 years. Friends of Caroline Hospice serves individuals and families in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton Counties and provides hospice care, bereavement and caregiver support services to all individuals in the community regardless of their ability to pay.