Grand Boulevardâs third annual âFestival of Treesâ will showcase 13 uniquely decorated Christmas trees from area non-profit organizations November 20th through December 25th in Grand Park. The public is invited to attend the kick-off on Tuesday, November 20th at 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM as the trees are lighted, judged on their decorations and winners are announced at 6:00 PM. Â âFestival of Treesâ is free and open to the public.
This yearâs participating organizations are:Â American Cancer Society, Fisher House of the Emerald Coast,Â Emerald Coast Childrenâs Advocacy Center, Seaside Neighborhood School, Childrenâs Volunteer Health Network,Â South Walton Montessori Academy, Shelter House, Children in Crisis, Junior League of the Emerald Coast, Okaloosa AIDS Support and Information Services, Alaqua Animal Refuge, Hope Medical Center andÂ Guardian Ad Litem.
The non-profit organizations are competing to win cash prizes totaling $5,000, including Best of Show and Peopleâs Choice. New this year – Best of Show andÂ Second PlaceÂ winners will be announced at the kick-off, November 20th at 6:00 PM. Â For the Peopleâs Choice Award, the public can vote for their favorite tree once a day at the kiosk atÂ GrandÂ Park. The tree with the most votes will win the Peopleâs Choice award, which will be announced by Santa Claus on Saturday, December 15th at 2:00 PM inÂ GrandÂ Park.
For more information, please callÂ (850) 654-5929Â or visitÂ www.grandboulevard.com.