This annual Festival of Trees and the Christmas Market features local vendors and artisans with a wide variety of gift-giving merchandise for sale. This is a great way for the community to get a head start on their Christmas shopping and support projects that give back to others in need. It’s the gift that gives twice!
Join the fun from 9am – 4pm on Saturday, November 18th at the Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion Plaza. You’ll find unique vendors that showcase everything from hand-crafted items, personalized story books and gourmet doggie treats, to artisan crafted soaps, essential oils and lotions. There are also many vendors with a wide selection of the hottest fashion trends in apparel, jewelry, hand bags and accessories.
With so many vendors and products available, there’s something for everyone on your Christmas gift list. The market features Arbonne Beauty, Tupperware, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Pamper Naturoily, and Paparazzi Jewelry.
If it’s tasty treats you are looking for, they will have Ms. Adel’s famous bakery goodies and her sweet jams, salsa and relish. Kingdom’s Best Tamales will be there and there will even be doggie treats.
Miss Lula’s Wreaths will be selling centerpieces and Christmas décor. You’ll find trendy fashions at Bonnie’s Boutique, personal defense products at Damsel in Defense, upscale hand bags, jewelry and embroidery from West End Plaza and youth and children’s clothing by Matilda Jane.
Shy Birds is bringing handcrafted soaps, Re Sal Quilts has aprons and handmade clothes, and The Bee Barn will present their honey and bees wax products. There will be unique seasonal gifts at Dwight’s Woodworking (wood products and hand painted pictures), and Uniform Headquarter’ s. Relaxation Station will be there offering chair massage and Chiropractic Works will have aromatherapy, lotions and vitamins. You can even get a personalized gift from Custom Vinyl Shirts. Lourdes Gift Shop will be open during the event so there really is something for everyone!
Located in the main plaza, this seasonal event is a decoration of Christmas trees by hospital departments to raise money for the Lourdes Associates Christmas Giving program. The departments donate the decorations and the community is invited to buy a ticket to win their favorite tree.
The Festival of Trees features 20 trees, including themes such as Candy Land, Farmhouse Chic, Sweet Treats, Traditional Home for the Holidays, a "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" tree, Mickey Mouse and Woodland Owl. All trees will be on display until December 22nd in the Lourdes Marshall Nemer Pavilion Plaza. There are four 5-7 foot trees on display.
You can buy a ticket to win your favorite tree. Tickets are $1. You can purchase them in the Lourdes Gift Shop. The winners will be announced December 5 at the annual Tree of Lights ceremony at 5:30 pm in the Lourdes Chapel.
Proceeds from these events benefits the Lourdes Auxiliary and the Christmas Mission Families.