The halls of the Orlando Museum of Art will look a lot like Christmas when the 34th annual Festival of Trees returns November 12-29, 2020.
This year’s theme is “Joy to the World — Celebrating a Season of Joy,” selected by the Council of 101 to focus on adding a little joy during the holiday season.
The Orlando Museum of Art will showcase designer Christmas trees of all sizes, holiday vignettes, custom hand designed wreaths and table décor, a gingerbread village, tabletop displays and more. Each piece is designed by Orlando’s finest designers, and is available for purchase.
There will also be daily outdoor performances by local entertainers on the OMA Sculpture Plaza, a holiday plant sale, and more.
Several separately ticketed events will also be happening, including:
Letters to Santa – Starting Nov. 12, families can head online, and receive a message from Santa Claus himself! Prices range from $15 to $25, with various levels of engagement. You can have a personalized letter or even a Zoom call with the big man himself!
Ugly Sweater Day – On November 14 all day long, guests are invited to wear their ugly sweaters, take a selfie at the Orlando Museum of Art, and post it on social media with the hashtag, #fotusd2020, for a chance to win prizes.
Cocktails with Santa – On November 13, 20 and 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., adults are invited to browse the museum and explore all the holiday joy filling the halls. There will be an open bar and appetizers, live entertainment and of course Santa Claus! Tickets are $75 a person and can be purchased at omart.me/cocktailswithsanta.
Festival of Trees admission tickets start at $15, and include all the other Orlando Museum of the Arts exhibits. Tickets will be managed through reserved admissions due to limited capacity this year, and advanced ticket purchases are strongly encouraged.
Onsite visitors will be asked to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines, including wearing masks.
For those who can’t make it out, organizers have enhanced the virtual experiences, offering online tours of the festival, virtual events, and even the opportunity to purchase a tree online.
Festival of Trees runs daily from 10am to 5pm, except it is closed on Nov. 16 and 23, and Thanksgiving Day Nov. 26.
To purchase tickets and Letters to Santa, or get more information, visit councilof101.org.
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