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Vacaville Festival of Trees Annual Christmas Event


 December 1-3, 2010 (subject to change)



Vacaville, California--Vacaville Christmas Trees Celebrate the season with a fund-raiser where you can purchase a pre-decorated holiday tree complete with a theme, and help the needy.


Some of us don't know our tinsel from our toes. We think that decorating a tree for the holidays involves yanking out a box of dusty ornaments with flaked off paint, letting the family go at it and see what turns out. Usually only one side of a tree gets the glitter, while the other half is totally plain. And what also may occur in this effort is a tree that's unstable, weighted down with heavy adornments that in our house, has even caused the tree to topple to the ground. Now that's a real mess you didn't anticipate! Oh, rats.


Vacaville is so clever! They have people who actually thought about this tree-decorating dilemma, and they put their best talents to the test of coming up with boutique-style Christmas trees that look SOOOO nice. Not all of us live in that region, but, by golly, we could have a lovely tree shipped to some needy family after bidding on it in this fund-raiser. Wouldn't that be one of the finest gifts you could give?


Or if you plan to stay, what a hoot it would be to have the tree delivered to your hotel room for the holidayy! If your Vacaville hotel doesn't go for that idea, then why not just attend the tree auction and check out the beautiful handiwork that's been created with heart. There's no better way to ring in the holiday and launch a new year that to take in the best that this loving community has to offer. Be sure to stop by Vacaville during your California journeys and road trips. We did that, and fell in love with their home-town spirit, evidenced in the Vacaville Festival of Trees annual event.

What started out as a labor of love years ago has become a special holiday tradition in the Vacaville community, one that represents families, fun, giving, and the spirit of the holidays. Churches, businesses, organizations and individuals are the foundation of the Festival of Trees. It is people working together for a common cause, which has made it successful. The Festival relies completely on the efforts of local volunteers, and would not be possible without their involvement. This much anticipated event is the primary fundraiser for Opportunity House, Vacaville’s homeless shelter.

Each year the Festival of Trees presents a forest of beautiful Christmas trees, which will be auctioned off, to the highest bidder. This year will feature 100 elaborately decorated trees, each with its own unique theme.

At the end of the Festival, the coveted “People’s Choice” award is presented to the business, individual or organization whose tree is voted overall favorite. Previous winners have included in the large tree category "Carousel Christmas" sponsored by NorthBay Neonatology Association and decorated by the young women of the Vacaville stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The winner in the mini-tree category was "The Bee Movie" Sponsored & Decorated bythe Optimist Club of Vacaville.

2008 will mark the 18th year that Festival of Trees has been the primary fundraiser for Opportunity House. In 2007, we raised a record breaking $137,000. If you would like to be a sponsor or volunteer in this community event, please contact us at our website which you will find listed on this page.

The annual Festival Gala-- If you are interested in attending this exciting, semi-formal event you should purchase your tickets early as we have limited seating. Tickets are $60.00 per person approx. A reserved table for 10 is available for a $5000 Grand Noble Sponsorship. This also includes being recognized as a presenting sponsor both in the program, on the website and on KUIC. Please send your check payable to "Festival of Trees" to the address listed at the left of this page.

Schedule of Events ~ Admission is FREE!
Location: Vacaville Skating Center, 551 Davis St., Vacaville, CA.

Festival of Trees Performers Schedule

Festival of Trees will showcase 50 large, fully decorated Christmas trees as well as 50 mini-trees. All are decorated and donated by local individuals, businesses, service groups, churches and schools.

Part of the fun of Festival is bidding on the trees which are available through a “silent auction”. Opening bids on the large trees begin at $100. On the mini-trees the opening bid is $25.00.

Many of the large trees are available for a “guaranteed sale” price which allows you to secure your tree at a predetermined amount. For more information on the bidding process, stop by the Auction Table for a copy of the Auction Guidelines and Rules.

The silent auction ends Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. and the trees will be delivered free of charge to local addresses on Saturday morning. Visit the 2008 schedule of events page for more information.





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