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Festival of Trees is "Merry & Bright" in 2020

posted on Monday, November 9, 2020

2020 Festival of Trees | Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center | MercyOne

2018 Festival of Trees

 
A special, holiday tradition continues in 2020. Friends of MercyOne Cedar Falls will present “Merry & Bright” as their theme for this year’s VIRTUAL Festival of Trees, December 18-22, 2020.

“Merry & Bright” promises something for everyone, albeit slightly different from years past due to the pandemic. Although the Gallery of Trees will be CLOSED to the public this year, you will still get to enjoy the lovely trees, wreaths and lanterns as a virtual tour on the MercyOne Cedar Falls' website. And, in lieu of the larger events, the festival will host live, virtual HoliDIY workshops. The kids can still drop off their letters for Santa at his mailbox in the Gallery of Trees and the silent auction will take place online instead of in the lobby of the Gallagher Bluedorn. Bidding has already started!


MercyOne’s Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser for vital projects such as renovations and medical equipment at MercyOne Cedar Falls Medical Center. In 2020, their 32nd festival, funds will be used for COVID-19 relief efforts.  

 
Here are a few highlights of this year’s festival…
 

November 19, 2020
HoliDIY Craft Night   SOLD OUT

Live, virtual
6:30 – 8:30 pm
$35/holiday wreath
$35/four Drinks to Go
$20/two Drinks to go
Petersen & Tietz Florists & Greenhouses will assist you in creating a beautiful, seasonal wreath. And, there’s an option for adding holiday-inspired Drinks to Go from Bar Winslow to your registration. It’ll be a fun evening!  
 
November 20, 2020
Art in the Trees   SOLD OUT

Live, virtual
7:00 – 9:00 pm
$40/person
Jodie Victoria will assist you in painting a canvas of a whimsical snowman for your home. It’ll be a great time to enjoy a new craft!
 
Anytime, 2020
Countdown to Christmas   SOLD OUT

$40/person
Hatchlings & Hens has designed and packaged a rustic calendar for you to create at home. Build it yourself or make it a family project. It’ll surely create memories for years to come!
 
Online Auction
Typically, you can view items from generous donors as part of MercyOne’s silent auction in the lobby of the Gallagher Bluedorn. This year, just hop online and bid on any or all of the more than 50 packages! Shop quick! Bidding ends November 22.
 
Gallery of Trees, Wreaths and Lanterns
11.18.20 UPDATE: In 2020, see the lobby of the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center transformed into the Gallery of trees...virtually! View the twinkling lights, tinsel and ornaments online and let it capture your imagination and fill your heart with the spirit of the holidays. The virtual tour and more will be added to the MercyOne website HERE soon!  
 
To learn more about the festival, join the online auction and register for events, visit the Festival of Trees website HERE.
 

Would you like to find more Things to Do, a Place to Stay or a Place to Eat & Drink while you’re in Cedar Falls? Stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center at 6510 Hudson Road or give us a call at 1-800-845-1955. Find more events taking places in Cedar Falls on our online calendar at CedarValley365.com.
 
Happy Holidays!
 
#FindYourHappiness in #CedarFallsIowa, where #WeKnowHowToWeekend every day of the week!
2018 Festival of Trees
2020 Festival of Trees | Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center | MercyOne

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