Festival of Trees tickets go on sale Saturday

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Tickets for the North Olympic Peninsula Festival of Trees, which will begin Nov. 23, go on sale at 9 a.m. this Saturday.

Tickets for the two Teddy Bear Teas will be sold at Sassy Kat Salon, 105 E. First St.

Tickets for the Festival of Trees Gala will be available at Jim's Pharmacy, 424 E. Second St.

Tickets for three other events that comprise the festival — Senior Breakfast, Family Days and Home for the Holidays — also will be on sale at both locations on Saturday.

“If people want to go to either of the Teddy Bear Teas that are held on Friday of the event, we advise them to get their tickets on Saturday,” said Bruce Skinner, Olympic Medical Center Foundation executive director.

“Often, they sell out in a few hours.”

After Saturday, tickets will be available only at the OMC Foundation office, 928 Caroline St.

Now in its 22nd year, the annual event at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., is a three-day fundraiser for the OMC Foundation and the Port Angeles Exchange Club.

Decorated trees

At the Nov. 23 gala, 53 elaborately decorated Christmas trees and about 80 wreaths — the creations of some of the Peninsula's best designers — will be auctioned.

Each tree comes with a number of “presents,” ranging from trips to iPads and other goodies.

Participants end the evening with dancing to live music.

On Nov. 24-25, the decorated trees can be seen during Family Days before they are delivered to their new owners.

Family Days also will offer music and such family activities as a puppet show, games, crafts, pictures with Santa and raffles.

Starting the festivities Nov. 23 will be the Teddy Bear Teas, featuring live entertainment, refreshments and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

In addition to the ticket sales Saturday at Sassy Kat Salon and Jim's Pharmacy, “starting this coming Monday, people can purchase tickets for any of these events as available by phoning the OMC Foundation office at 360-417-7144,” Skinner reminded.

He added again that tickets to the Teddy Bear Teas are expected to sell out on Saturday.

Here is the schedule:

Friday, Nov. 23

■ Teddy Bear Teas for parents and children, sponsored by Swain's Family Foundation; 10 a.m. and noon; $8 each.

■ Festival of Trees Gala with a buffet dinner, tree auction, silent auction and dancing with live music, sponsored by Sequim Health and Rehabilitation; 5:30 p.m.; $95 each.

Saturday, Nov. 24

■ Senior Breakfast for those 55 and older or with limited mobility, offering a sit-down breakfast and live entertainment, sponsored by Avamere Rehabilitation of Sequim; 8 a.m.; $10. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

■ Family Days, offering public viewing of decorated trees and wreaths along with musical entertainment and children's activities areas, sponsored by Swedish Medical Center; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; $5 each, with children younger than 8 admitted free.

■ Home for the Holidays dance and auction, presented by Sequim Health and Rehabilitation; 8 p.m.; $10 each. Tickets also will be available at the door.

Sunday, Nov. 25

■ Family Days, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (See above.)

Last modified: November 01. 2012 10:04PM
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