One of the longest running holiday events in Calvert County is Calvert Hospice Festival of Trees. The host place is turned into a winter wonderland with decorated trees, a model train display, Santa’s Workshop and many area vendors.
This year the Festival of Trees is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The three day event will take place November 29th to December 1st. The event provides many opportunities for families and friends to gather and celebrate the season.
This year’s theme is “Silver Traditions – Golden Memories.” Every year Festival of Trees heralds the beginning of the holiday season the weekend of Thanksgiving. St. John Vianney will be the host site for Calvert Hospice’s Festival of Trees. The Festival will be open Friday, November 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm; Saturday, November 30 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, December 1 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The venue may have changed but many of the favorite components remain: exquisitely decorated trees, a wide-variety of vendors, a beautiful poinsettia display, entertainment, an enhanced model train display, and the 2nd annual Gingerbread House competition will all be part of the festivities. In addition to the “Spree Tree” and Quilt Raffle, a silent auction will be featured with wonderful gift items that attendees can win! New this year is Santa’s Workshop which will give children of all ages the opportunity to see Santa and have some creative fun while waiting in line.
From Route 4 going south Left on Duke Street Take Duke Street to end Right on Main Street Left at St. John Vianney Additional off-site parking available – look for directional signs. There will be two free shuttles running from the off site parking and handicapped parking will be available at St. John Vianney.
Admission Adults $5 Seniors (65+) $4 Children $1, ages 4 – 12 (Children ages 3 and under Free)
The funds raised at the Festival of Trees supports Calvert Hospice programs including the Burnett Calvert Hospice House. Calvert Hospice care providers encourage all citizens to learn more about options of care and how to share their wishes with family, loved ones and health care professionals.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed the weekend of Thanksgiving be known as Calvert Hospice Festival of Trees Weekend in Calvert County and encourage all citizens to actively support this event and participate in Hospice activities now and throughout the year.
Margit Miller / Staff Writer / Editor