Usher in the holidays with the Festival of Trees Jubilee Celebration

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Thousands of volunteer hours, starting more than 10 months ago, have produced the 25th annual Festival of Trees, to be held next week at the Charles Lind Brown Activity Center, 1001 Hamar St. Scores of volunteers have solicited tree sponsors,

A Water Festival-themed tree is seen at last year’s Festival of Trees,
a weeklong fundraiser to benefit FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice.

made gourmet treats and donated gifts, trimmed trees and performed hundreds of tasks to ensure the success of this glittering event. Trees are decorated in a myriad of styles, ranging from whimsical to traditional, scent-sational to patriotic. The Festival’s Opening Night Gala is Monday, Dec. 3 from 6 – 9 p.m. The kick-off event is the Jingle Jog (5K run, 1 Mile walk/run) Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8:30 a.m. at the Port Royal Farmers Market.
For more information, contact Sharon Dwyer at 843-271-1595.

FESTIVAL OF TREES ACTIVITIES

• Saturday, December 1: Jingle Jog Race, 8:30 am, Port Royal Farmer’s Market, Heritage Park. Call Rachel at 843-263-4699 to register.
• Monday, December 3: Opening Night Gala, 6 to 9 p.m. (Preview for Silent Auction is at 5:30 p.m.) Tickets available at Friends of Caroline Hospice, 1110 13th Street, Port Royal, or by calling the office at 843- 525-6257 or by visiting www.festivaloftreesbeaufort.com.
• Tuesday, December 4 — Friday, December  7: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., offering daily lunches, gourmet and gift shop and military discounts.
• Saturday, December 8, Closing Day: 8 a.m. Yoga Under the Trees; 10 a.m. Whale Branch Middle Hand Bell Choir; 12 p.m. Beaufort Harbormasters; and 2 p.m., Aunt Pearlie Sue. And the last chance to purchase your thematic holiday tree