The holidays are here, guys. Yes – things are bound to look quite differently this year (shocker!) but there are still plenty of celebrations to be had. One of our favorites has got to be The Festival of Trees at the Orlando Museum of Art. Last year we were lucky enough to be invited to a sneak preview of the beloved local exhibit. This year we were once again invited but, unfortunately, could not make it due to scheduling conflicts. That said – we still are more than happy to support it and wanted to share some information about the event with our readers.
The Festival of Trees is back for its 34th year, taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 12-29 (with the exception of Mondays and Thanksgiving Day), and advanced tickets are now available at CouncilOf101.org. If you’ve never been to this event, during this time the Orlando Museum of Art is transformed into a holiday wonderland filled with stunning décor and holiday cheer.
This year’s theme is “Joy to the World—Celebrating a Season of Joy,” selected by the Council of 101 to focus on adding a little joy during the holiday season.
While the fun will be what Central Floridians have come to expect from the beloved event, the Council of 101 has scaled down the event this year and made some changes to ensure a safe a fun event for all. Here’s a look at what guests can expect:
Tickets will be managed through reserved admissions due to limited capacity. Advanced ticket purchases are strongly encouraged. Onsite visitors will be asked to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines. For those who can’t make it out, organizers have enhanced the virtual experiences, offering online shopping and bidding for wreaths, trees, and other holiday items.
The first weekend of the festival kicks off this weekend. As always, Festival of Trees has specialty ticketed events for the adults, as well. On November 13, 20 and 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., adults are invited to explore the holiday joy filled halls of the museum after hours for Cocktails with Santa. There will be an open bar and appetizers, live entertainment and of course Santa Claus! Tickets are $75 a person and can be purchased here: http://omart.me/CocktailsWithSanta.
Here are some details about pricing for various guest types:
- Adults $15
- Children (3-11) $7
- Seniors (65+) $12
- Military Personnel & First Responders (with valid ID) $12
Orlando Museum of Art
2416 North Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
Are you looking forward to checking out this festive holiday exhibit?