Welcome to the 18th Annual Vancouver Rotary Foundation Festival of Trees!
FOREST OF WONDER
Congratulations to Tree Raffle Winners!
#1 – An Evening Out – Mallory Schumacher
#2 – Sports Spectacular – Cheryl Pfaff
#3 – Winter Candyland – Jerry Nies
#4 – A Tranquil Holiday – Mary Seamster
#5 – A Vintage Holiday – Amanda Weatherby
#6 – A Sparkling Christmas – Becky Archibald
#7 – A Child’s Dream – Natasha Hauskins
#8 – Northwest Holiday – Judy McMorine
#9 – A Romantic Christmas – Sandra Groesbeck
#10 – Global Adventure Seekers – HF Robertson
#11 – A Storybook Christmas – Abby Braithwaite
Congratulations to the Scavenger Hunt Winner!
Welcome to the 18th Festival of Trees. Each year, families kick off the their holidays with a visit to the Festival. Don’t miss out on all the festivities! (See the Schedule for more details)
Festival Tree Viewing Thanksgiving Weekend– Friday, November 29, Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1 at the Vancouver Hilton Hotel. Enjoy Santa, music, a family scavenger hunt, the Talking Tree, special events and, of course, the gorgeous trees. Admission is free. Suggested donation $5 per family. Check the Schedule for times.
This year is different! You could WIN ONE OF 11 GORGEOUS PROFESSIONALLY DECORATED TREES, all of which come with packages of $500 cash plus gifts. If you win, your holiday shopping could be complete! Buy your raffle tickets (only $5 each) at the Festival and place them in the box by the tree you want to win. Viewing sponsored by Vesta Hospitality.
Friday, November 29 – Community Tree Lighting – at Esther Short Park. The festivities start at 3 p.m. with Loci locomotive rides around the park, Radio Disney activities and performance, school district choirs, hot drinks, music and fun. Don’t miss the lighting of the tree, accompanied by Santa and his elves, around 6 p.m. 11,000 LED lights will really brighten the night! Tree lighting sponsored by Waste Connections.
Friday, November 29 – Music in the Hilton – Enjoy pre- and post-treelighting concerts in the Hilton.
Vancouver Community Band performs at 4 p.m. Sponsored by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.
Vancouver Pops performs at 6:20 p.m. Sponsored by Davidson Insurance.
Saturday, November 30 – Breakfast with Santa and Magenta Improvisational Theater – Share a tasty, entertaining breakfast with Santa. 8 a.m. Admission. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Sponsored by Shamrock 51 Productions and New Phoenix Casino and The Last Frontier Casino.
Saturday, November 30 – Pets with Santa – Bring your family, your pet and your camera to take your photo with Santa. Sponsored by A Dog’s Best Friend Doggy Daycare.
Saturday, November 30 - Couve Couture Winter Showcase Fashion Show – Nine designers with fabulous creations and 60 models! The Festival trees will provide a beautiful backdrop for the evening. 6 p.m. Doors open. 7 p.m. Show. Admission. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Produced by Most Everything Vintage and Beigeblond Salon. Sponsored by The Acne Treatment Center.
Sunday, December 1, Tea with Magenta Theater. Relax among the trees. Enjoy a light tea and music. 2 p.m. Admission. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!
Sunday, December 1, 4 p.m. – The raffle ticket drawing at the Hilton for 11 tree packages.
Check the Festival of Trees schedule for details of all of the events and mark your calendar now!
*Raffle tickets will be for sale at the Festival of Trees at the Hilton Hotel November 29, 30 and December 1 from members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver. Prize drawing will be Sunday, December 1 after 4 p.m. You do not need to be present to win.
There is truly something for all ages at the Festival of Trees. Bring your family and holiday guests. They will love the gorgeous trees, holiday music and festive settings.
It takes a community to make the Festival of Trees happen. YOU can help! Buy a raffle ticket to win a tree, sponsor an event, volunteer or make a financial contribution. Funds raised by Festival of Trees will contribute to college scholarships and support community non-profit organizations. Click here for opportunities.
The Vancouver Rotary Foundation gives back to the community through the proceeds from the annual Festival of Trees, which is its primary fundraiser. Since its inception in 1972, the Foundation has distributed more than $3 million in contributions, with a focus on scholarships and community groups. Learn more about the Foundation here.