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2019 FESTIVAL OF TREES

Festival of Trees

Mother Earth Father Christman

Festival of Trees returns to the Muskegon Museum of Art November 20 — December 1, 2019 with the theme “Mother Earth, Father Christmas.” The beauty of Mother Earth and the spirit of Father Christmas inspire this year’s Festival of Trees as it returns for its 15th year at the MMA as a community holiday tradition. See professionally designed holiday trees and decorations, most available in a silent auction to benefit the MMA, and enjoy special holiday events for everyone.

HOURS & ADMISSION
Mon. – Sat. 10-5, Sundays 12-5, Closed Thanksgiving
$10 Adult, $5 MMA Member, $3 child 3-17 yrs. (under 3 free)
$15 All Festival Pass

Presenting Underwriter

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Festival Special Events

Special events add to the Festival of Tree fun, which includes: holiday shopping, First Day Food Drive, Family Day, Teddy Bear Breakfast, Deck Your Halls Decorating Demo Event, Senior Day, Holiday Concert by Max & Ruth Bloomquist and Julia & The Greensides, a pre-show Cocktail Hour for Muskegon Civic Theatre “The Christmas Carol” ticket-holders, and visits with Santa.

VISIT WITH SANTA
at Festival of Trees
Saturday, November 23, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Friday, November 29, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 30, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

FIRST DAY FOOD DRIVE
Wednesday, November 20
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bring a food donation for Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry on the first day of Festival of Trees and receive half-off Festival admission.

DECK YOUR HALLS
Holiday Decorating Demo Event
Sunday, November 24
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Floral designers Deb Moon from Le Fleur Shoppe and Skeeter Parkhouse from Wasserman’s Flowers and Gifts will demonstrate how to create unique holiday décor during this event. Items created during the demo will be raffled to the audience.
Light snacks and coffee will be served from 1:00 – 1:30 pm.
Advance Ticket: $35 per person/$30 MMA member
Call 231.720.2580 to purchase.
Underwritten by Webb Chemical Services Corp.

SENIOR DAY
Tuesday, November 26
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Special Senior Day half-off ticket price for ages 65 and older: $5
• Free coffee & cookies
• Vendor giveaways & information
• Door prizes
• Blood pressure clinic
Call ahead for group bookings: 231.720.2571.
Underwritten by Agewell Services

FAMILY DAY
Friday, November 29
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Santa will stop in for a visit from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and the fun will include a kids’ craft activity and scavenger hunt.
Call 231.720.2571 for group bookings.
Special Family Day half-off adult ticket price: $5
Underwritten by The Meijer Foundation

HOLIDAY CONCERT
Featuring Julia & the Greensides and Max & Ruth Bloomquist
Friday, November 29
6:00 pm Cocktail Hour | 7:00 pm Concert Special holiday performance program. Cash bar. Ticket includes Festival admission.
Ticket: $12 per person/$10 MMA Member. Call 231.720.2580 to purchase.

TEDDY BEAR BREAKFAST
Saturday, November 30
8:30 – 10:30 am
Grab your teddy bears and get your tickets for this family-favorite Festival of Trees event! Activities are especially fun for kids 3-8 years old. Ticket includes:
• Festive breakfast with fruit, sausage, muffins, quiche, juice, and coffee
• Teddy bear checkup by a certified teddy bear nurse
• A visit with Santa
• Teddy Bear Parade and Story Time
• Make-and-Take Craft
Tickets: Adults $15, Kids 12 and younger $10 (Tickets are limited; reservations are highly recommended. This event sells out.)
Call 231.720.2580 to purchase.
Underwritten by Tom DeVoursney

COCKTAIL HOUR
Partnering with the Muskegon Civic Theatre
Saturday, November 30
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Join us for a festive cocktail hour at the MMA. Free admission for ticket holders of the Muskegon Civic Theatre’s Saturday performance of “The Christmas Carol.” Admission: Present your MCT “Christmas Carol” ticket or pay $8 admission at the door. Cash bar.

FINAL DAY OF FESTIVAL
Sunday, December 1
12:00 – 5:00 pm
Get your final bids in! The silent auction of trees and decor ends at 5:00 pm sharp, when the bid sheets will be collected.