28th Annual Festival of Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

by: @jenvargas

Tis the Treeson! Or, as Orlando Museum of Art’s Council of 101 would say, Tis the Season… for Festival of Trees! For an in-depth look, check out my Google Story below…

As our own Lisa Wilk teased last month in her write-up of Top 5 Fancy Pants Events, one of Central Florida’s favorites, the 28th Annual Festival of Trees has arrived at Orlando Museum of Art. You can visit Gallery-k to know some awesome facts about art or designs. Josiah Rock can also guide you to check some awesome piece of art. This year’s event features designer decorated trees of all shapes, sizes and colors as well as wall-to-wall wreaths, live entertainment, holiday vignettes, a very swanky holiday boutique (Lilly Pulitzer, Sam Flax, etc), a Festival Cafe, Toyland Town activity area and Children’s Shop and more gingerbread house real estate than you can shake a wooden spoon at! All have been created by local designers, businesses and pastry chefs and THE SMELLS will have you craving hot cocoa or egg nog or just about anything else tasty. Just LOOK at this chocolate resort by Chef Rabii of Four Seasons Orlando

Along with the exciting collection of holiday displays, gifts and more, guests are invited to attend these special events throughout the Festival:

Tuesday, November 18 10am - 5pm 
$9 Senior Admission/$10 General Admission - Celebrating Seniors

Wednesday, November 19 6:30 - 8:30pm
$12 All Ages - Family Fun, Santa, Children's Entertainment

$25 All Ages 5:30pm PRIORITY ENTRY 
VIP Pass will allow for a full hour of enjoying Reindeer Romp privately before the doors open 
at 6:30pm for Reindeer Romp General Admission

General Admission: November 15-23, 2014
10am - 5pm Daily/$10 Adult $6 Child (ages 3-11)

Tickets are now available for purchase by calling 407-896-4231, Ext. 254, visiting www.omart.org/programs/festival-trees or at the Orlando Museum of Art. Your ticket purchase also includes admission to current Orlando Museum of Art exhibitions including Lamar Peterson: Suburbia Sublime and David Rathman: Stand By Your Accidents. (Don’t forget to stop by the membership desk to check out the discounts on OMA Memberships!)

*VIP Passes must be pre-purchased/Limited to 100 Guests. Rudolph’s VIP Pass will allow for a full hour of enjoying Reindeer Romp privately. Guests will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and enjoy the evening’s festivities before the doors open at 6:30pm for Reindeer Romp general admission.

About the Council of 101 The Council of 101 was founded in 1965 to further the cultural development and appreciation of the visual arts in Central Florida. Today, this outstanding group of volunteers consists of Active, Associate, Honorary, Provisional and Sustaining members who comprise an organization of nearly 300 women. These dedicated members devote countless volunteer hours, boundless energy and strong personal skills to annual fund-raising projects that provide significant financial support to the Orlando Museum of Art. In addition to cash donations, the Council of 101 purchases, through the Corporate Lease Program, Museum-quality prints created by contemporary American artists and gifts them to the Orlando Museum of Art. Prints from this collection may be leased by local businesses through the program administered by the Council of 101. The Council of 101, since its inception, has contributed in excess of $6 million towards art, exhibits, facility renovation and Museum expansion programs. For more information about the Council of 101, please call 407-896-4231 x254.

The Orlando Museum of Art The Orlando Museum of Art is located in Orlando’s Historic Loch Haven Park at 2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando, Fla. From I-4 take the Princeton Street exit 85. Drive east on Princeton Street, and at the corner of Princeton and Mills (US Highway 17 / 92), turn left. Go one block to east Rollins Street and turn left. The entrance is the first driveway on the left. For further information please call 407-896-4231, Ext. 254 or visit www.omart.org/programs/festival-trees. On-site parking during the Festival of Trees $5, Off-site parking visit the website. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Orlando Museum of Art is a Blue Star Museum supported by the Museum’s Board of Trustees, the Ambassadors, Council of 101, Friends of American Art, Acquisition Trust, earned income, contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, and is sponsored in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on the Arts and Culture. The National Endowment provides additional support for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.