36 Amazing Christmas Trees In Billings Will Head To Auction Nov 30
Billings' Festival of Trees is November 30 - December 2
The Festival of Trees is a Billings holiday tradition. Now in its 38th year, the three-day event is a fundraiser for The Family Tree Center, an awesome organization helping prevent child abuse in our community. If you're unfamiliar with what they do, we'll share more below, but first... let's talk Christmas trees!
The Festival of Trees Gala and Auction is on Thursday, November 30.
The Family Tree Center hosts just two major fundraising events each year. One is a golf tournament. The other is the Festival of Trees Gala and Auction, held at the MetraPark Pavillion. It kicks off the weekend of lights and fun. Doors open at 5 pm, with a champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception.
Dinner service will follow where attendee tables will be surrounded by 36 of the most beautifully decorated Christmas trees, all of which will be auctioned to the highest bidder. Winning bids on some trees (which have a variety of valuable gifts under each tree) have hit thousands of dollars. The gala will have three tables of Silent Auction Items and there will be other fun games and chances to win sweet prizes; a gorgeous piece of jewelry is the Heads or Tails prize. Tickets are $75 per person and will sell out.
Can't make the auction?
The auction and gala are just one piece of the three-day Festival of Trees. Other events include Story Time with Santa, Tea in the Trees, Carnival Night, Gingerbread House Contest, and more. See the full schedule of events HERE.
About The Family Tree Center.
This non-profit provides a valuable resource in the Billings community. They offer multiple services for parents and kids (focused on preventing child abuse), including on-site child care, an outreach program for moms incarcerated at the Montana Women's Prison, a safe place for moms or dads to spend time with their kids during court-ordered supervised visits, a respite relief program and more. Find out more about what The Family Tree Center does HERE.
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