Thursday, December 2, 2010

On the Second day of December

We're headed to the Festival of TREES!This is a tradition that my family has been doing since I was a little girl. It is a convention center in Salt Lake, filled with crazy amounts of trees, wreaths, gingerbread houses, etc. for people to bid on. All of the proceeds go to Primary Children's Medical Center. Not only do you get to start the season with seeing some of the most awesome tree's ever, but you get to give a little back to sick kids! What could be better. (OH and if you attend, be sure to get some apples, covered in carmel sauce. It isn't your typical Carmel Apple, it is just sliced apples with an amazing carmel sauce on top ... and it will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! SERIOUSLY! I think this is one of the main reasons I go!)

If you're interested in going, and using this as one of your countdowns, here is the information:
EVENT: Festival of Trees benefitting Primary Children’s Medical Center
DATES: December 1‐4, 2010 (Wednesday through Saturday).
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day
PLACE: South Towne Expo Center
9575 South State Street, Sandy, Utah 84070
TICKETS: At the door‐‐$5.00 for adults; $3.00 for children ages 2‐11; $15.00 Family
tickets (good for Wednesday only, December 1). Family tickets will admit
up to six immediate family members.
Discount tickets‐‐$4.00 for adults; $2.50 for children (available at all
branches of Zions Banks).
Senior Citizens ‐‐ $4.00 Wednesday through Saturday.
PURPOSE: UEveryU penny raised helps children at Primary Children’s Medical Center.
HISTORY: For 40 years, the Festival of Trees has been a “Gift of Love” from
Utah to children. The Festival is organized by a volunteer board of 85
women who enlist time and talents from thousands of individuals,
organizations, businesses, and families throughout Utah and beyond.
Over $27.5 million has been raised for children at Primary Children’s
Medical Center through the Festival since 1971, with $1,522,497.58
raised last year.
ATTRACTIONS:
• Over 800 Christmas trees: Beautiful, whimsical, contemporary, and traditional! Trees
are decorated and donated by church groups, families, individuals, businesses, civic
organizations, and clubs.
• Playhouse Plaza: Child‐sized dream houses, dollhouses, rocking horses, and gazebos.
• Friendship Cards: Christmas cards to purchase and inscribe in honor of someone special.
• Sweet Shoppe: Holiday confections including fudge, divinity, pecan rolls, caramels,
dipped chocolates, truffles, caramel apples, cakes, and all kinds of breads.
• Gift Boutique: A shop featuring handcrafted treasures such as quilts, toys, Christmas
d├ęcor, handmade cards, jewelry, baby gifts, crafts, and much more!
• Centerpieces and Collectibles: Holiday centerpieces, table and mantle decorations.
• Aisle of Wreaths: Wreaths for the holidays and all seasons, door and mantel
decorations, and outdoor displays.
• Scones and Sweet Rolls: Festival favorites ‐‐ hot scones and sweet rolls!
• Gingerbread Village: Creations made with gingerbread, icing, and candy.
• Quilt Block: Beautifully made quilts in a variety of patterns, colors, and sizes.
• Activities Especially for Children: Small Fry Shop with a child’s budget in mind; Santa
Land where Santa listens to each Christmas wish; and Kids Korner with face painting, the
giant bubble machine, sand layering, and more!
• Entertainment: Choral and dancing groups, orchestras and instrumentalists from
10:15 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. each day.

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