Sunday, December 5, 2010

Festival of Trees

After Thursday’s great scan results, D and I thought we’d celebrate by going to the annual Christmas Festival of Trees, for charity and all indoors at the Conference Center. For sale were hundreds of beautifully decorated trees along with 50 gingerbread houses all designed, built and donated by local businesses. All were very elaborate and beautiful. There was even a separate area for one-a-kind ornaments for both under and on the tree and mantel. At the end of it all, everyone voted their choice for the best gingerbread house.

After we walked about half way thru, D went for a couple of coffees and we sat in front of the stage where school children sang and played Christmas music. Those young sweet voices add so much to the magic of what was going on.

Since its inception in 1985, the Festival of Trees has risen over $12M, all donated to the University of Alberta Hospital and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

Below are some pics we took ...


Bernie said...

I hope to go there in the next couple of weeks, these pictures are so nice. So happy you are feeling better.....:-)Hugs

Jill said...

Beautiful, Daria. We also have a Festival of the trees at the Empress hotel where the proceeds are given to various organizations. My son is flying in from Calgary on Tuesday for a few days and we will be going to see them here.
It sounds like you are really enjoying the holiday season. xx