By now, everyone is ready for some holiday joy and cheer!
For its 36th year, the Festival of Trees, presented by AmeriLife, is back to benefit The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One hundred percent of the proceeds will directly benefit The Arc Tampa Bay and those under its care. The event runs from November 20 (9 a.m.) – December 4, 2020 (9.am.)
This year’s Festival will be virtual. You can bid on the wreaths and trees online at https://festivaloftreestampabay.com/collections/all.
And also this year, the Festival of Trees heads out into the community, thanks to a great partnership with Amplify Clearwater. Over 40 businesses all across our area will be community hosts of the uniquely decorated trees at Pop Up Locations throughout Pinellas County.
Sponsors of the event can be viewed at https://festivaloftreestampabay.com/pages/2020-sponsors.
The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation is NOT hosting the event as previous years at The Long Center – although there is one tree on display there as a Pop Up Location.
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Westfield Countryside Mall (on the lower level across from Papaya) have larger displays for the public to enjoy. View the Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s video of trees here: https://fb.watch/25qhzZg_C7.
A feature trees raffle will also be held, compliments of Presenting Sponsor, AmeriLife. Raffle tickets can be purchased online at https://festivaloftreestampabay.com. (I already got my ticket!)
This event is free to enjoy at all participating businesses. Check out the complete list of Pop Up locations and head out into the community to see a tree at each site or view the trees online. The event has extended until December 4th.
Bring some holiday joy into your home this holiday season – all while supporting local businesses!
The full list of Pop Up Locations with links:
The Edge Hotel Clearwater Beach
Matter Brother Furniture-Pinellas Park
Olde Bay Cafe & Dunedin Fish Market
Starbucks – Hwy 19 & Tampa Rd
Tampa Bay Trust Company, Belleair Bluffs
Urbaniak Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa
Photos courtesy of The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation, except where noted.