Extended hours and days highlights this year’s event
“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”
~ Ruth Carter Stapleton
Welcome to the Christmas season.
The 2017 Apopka Festival of Trees illuminates the holidays with an official Opening Day Ceremony today at 5:30 PM, at the Apopka City Hall (120 E. Main Street). Admission is free. A tree-lighting ceremony will be held at dusk.
The 14th Annual Festival features special holiday decorations, music, carolers from the Apopka High School Chorus, a bake sale, and Santa Claus.
And the main event for two weeks will be a spectacular display of trees, which will be at City Hall through December 17th.
The trees will be sold at a silent auction starting at 5:30 p.m on December 17th. Interested bidders can sign up at each tree location in the City Hall atrium. Proceeds will benefit the Apopka Historical Society, custodian of the Museum of the Apopkans, 122 East Fifth Street.
Sunday’s kick-off lighting ceremony will include a visit from Santa Claus, who will read the children’s classic, “The Night Before Christmas.”
These are the hours of operation for the festival:
Festival of Trees begins on Sunday, December 3rd at 5:30 and closes December 17th.
All trees, wreaths, lanterns will be on view and open for bidding from December 3-17.
The Festival will be open during working hours of City Hall 8 am – 5 pm daily with extended hours as follows:
Thursday, Dec. 7 – open until 8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 9 – 10 am to 3 pm
Sunday, Dec. 10 – 2 pm to 5 pm
Thursday, Dec. 14 – open until 8 pm
Saturday, Dec. 16 – 10 am to 3 pm
CLOSING DAY Dec. 17 – 2 pm until approx 8 pm