It Must be Christmas: The 22nd Annual North Country Festival of Trees
North Country Festival of Trees 2013, Preview
Glens Falls Gears up for Xmas
Christmas is just around the corner, and if you haven’t even begun decorating, now’s the time to get in the spirit. Starting on Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, December 8, 2013, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a wide selection of holiday trees and decorations, during the 22nd Annual North Country Festival of Trees at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls.
The festival features beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, stockings, fireplace mantels and gingerbread houses ready for purchase or just viewing. The kids will have a great time at the Children’s Wonderland, where they can play games or make crafts as well as getting their picture taken with Santa. The festival also features a Holiday Boutique with handmade items by local artisans, to help get you in the holiday spirit
Not only does the festival give you an opportunity to see some beautifully decorated trees, but there are several special events going on as well, for people of all ages.
A senior luncheon will take place on December 5th at 11:30am offering seniors and individuals with mobility limitations a chance to get a sneak peek of what’s going on this year, without having to deal with the usual crowds. Tickets for this event are $18.
On Friday night, December 6th, adults can make a break from the kids and treat themselves to an elegant Gala Champagne Reception, which also provides an opportunity for attendees to check out the displays and purchase items, prior to opening to the general public. The reception runs from 6-10pm; tickets are $75 per person.
For the kids, well, they get a chance to sit down and have breakfast with Santa Claus himself on both Saturday and Sunday at 8am. Kids will have a special chance to see the Festival as well as this year’s Children’s Wonderland, and Santa will give each child a holiday keepsake. Tickets for this event are $13.
If the kids want more, well, then there’s the Sugar Plum Ball on Saturday night, from 7-9pm. Here your children can get all gussied up and dance the night away to some great Christmas tunes, courtesy of Red Hot Kids Entertainment.
Tickets are $7 for Adults, $5 for Senior Citizens and $3 Children (12 and under).
Proceeds raised from this year’s North Country Festival of Trees will benefit the Prospect Child & Family Center, part of United Cerebral Palsy of the Tri-Counties, which is a non-profit agency for children and adults with developmental disabilities.
For more information, call 518-798-0170.
–By The Free George Staff.
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