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Whether or not you acknowledge its early arrival, Christmas time is here. So embrace it and join us at the Orlando Museum of Art’s Festival of Trees!

From the website: “The Council of 101 of the Orlando Museum of Art presents the 26th annual Festival of Trees, “Once Upon A Time … A Fairy Tale Festival”, November 9th -18th , 2012. Each year the Council of 101 transforms the Orlando Museum of Art into a Holiday Wonderland. The Festival of Trees, our major fundraiser for the museum, brings thousands of people to the museum each year. Dozens of Central Florida Businesses and individual Designers sponsor trees and create decadent decorations and displays.

For this year’s theme, “Once Upon A Time…A Fairy Tale Festival”, designers will incorporate the whimsy and tradition of everyone’s favorite fairy tales, along with the latest design trends, as they trim their trees into amazing holiday creations.

2012 Festival of Trees Dates:

Festival of Trees attendees can delight in some holiday shopping in areas such as The Enchanted Boutique, Deck the Halls: Fairy Tale Forest, Fairy Tale Toyland, Entertaining by Design, and Gingerbread Village.

  • November 10-18, 2012 10 AM – 5 PM”

My family has been in Orlando for almost 8 years now and we go to the Festival every year. And now that I have 2 small children, it has become a more magical experience. In my opinion, they have THE best Santa in the area. He looks like the old storybook Santa you envisioned as a child. He is polite and courteous to the kids and understands what the parents want. Yup. He knows how to work the camera. 

This year I was proud to donate a wreath and help support the community I live in, the industry I love so much and tell my kids that Santa is going to bring someone mommy’s wreath.

Please go to the OMA website, get all the details and experience the childlike magic that Christmas can inspire!