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Festival of Giving Trees in Southbridge, MA - Starts Dec 3 2009

Festival of Giving Trees in Southbridge, MA - Starts Dec 3 2009

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The 2009 Festival of Giving Trees kicks off on Thursday, December 3.  This annual holiday event draws supporters from all around New England and is an enormous community fundraisers for cancer research. 

The Festival of Giving Trees is an event designed to bring the community together while raising funds for cancer research.  Each year, dozens of generous volunteers decorate and donate Christmas trees to the festival. 

Each tree has a theme.  Many local businesses donate goods and gift certificates to decorate the trees. Some of my favorite themes from past years have included a childrens' book tree, a candy tree, a pampering tree, and a motorcycle tree.

Visitors to the festival vie for their favorite trees by dropping tickets into each tree's mail box.  At the end of the festival, one winner is selected for each tree.  The winner gets to take that tree home.


Held in Southbridge, MA, the Festival of Giving Trees kicks off on December 3 with a special premier tree viewing from noon to 5 PM.  Other tree viewing (and voting) times are Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 3 pm.  The trees are on display at the LaSalle Reception Center, 444 Main Street, Southbridge, MA.

This year's Winter Starlight Gala will be held at the Southbridge Community Center, 153 Chestnut Street, Southbridge, MA.  A collection of trees decorated specifically for the gala will be on display.  The gala includes live music, auctions, hors d'oeuvres, and cash bar. 

If you love Christmas trees, and the magic they encompass, then you don't want to miss this sparkling festival.  For more information on the Festival of Giving Trees, see sparklingtrees.com


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Comment balloon 4 commentsKathryn Acciari • December 02 2009 04:35PM


I LOVE to decorate trees theme-style. It's a challenge and fun. And what's even better...is doing it for charity!!

Posted by Taylor Shults Philley, Broker, Realtor , GRI (Austin Realty Firm) almost 11 years ago

What a great event and what a lucky winner to get that tree. I love these community events that everyone can enjoy, businesses come together and it all helps a charity.

Posted by Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS, Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA (Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA) almost 11 years ago

Wow, what a great event, sounds like a lot of work so here is an "atta boy" to all the volunteers who participate in such a worthwhile event!!!  Best wishes from Clifton Park, NY!!!

Posted by Lewis Beynon, Triangle Real Estate 411 (CENTURY 21 Triangle Group) almost 11 years ago

Taylor:  It is the #1 favorite of my holiday activities.

Lee & Carol:  Each year, the creativity and themes increase exponentially.  It is a beautiful event.

Lewis:  It is a lot of work.  I go to support both the volunteers and the non-profits. 

Posted by Kathryn Acciari, Brand Ambassador and Business Coach (Century 21 Real Estate) almost 11 years ago