Festival of Trees
For over 20 years, the Noble Horizons Auxiliary has presented the Festival of Trees, a special event that marks the start of the holiday season for the Noble Horizons residents and all others in the community. The Festival begins on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and is open every day for two weeks. Admission is free.
As visitors approach the entryway, they see a colorful scene depicting the Festival's theme. Inside they marvel at the beautiful small trees, wreaths, and holiday decorations created by many individuals, merchants, and organizations in the tri-state area. A special Children's Corner features colorful trees decorated by local school children. All of the unique, one-of-a-kind exhibits are offered for purchase in a silent auction which runs throughout event.
In addition to enjoying the displays, visitors are able to buy raffle tickets for deluxe children’s toys. They can also purchase special services, such as haircuts and manicures, from the Loving Tree for lucky Noble Horizons residents.
In the hours before opening to the public, the Festival hosts groups from local day-care centers, schools, and nursing homes. These guests enjoy seeing the beautiful decorations, listening to a holiday story by Mrs. Claus, singing songs, and enjoying refreshments provided by members of the Noble Horizons Auxiliary.
On the final evening of the event, a Gala Party is held in the festive holiday setting. Party-goers enjoy drinks and plentiful hors d'oeuvres while placing final auction bids for the unique displays. Guests have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for restaurant gift certificates, theater tickets, and toys.
The annual Festival of Trees is the major fundraising event for the Noble Horizons Auxiliary. They are thankful to the many people who become event sponsors, donate exhibits, bid on the displays, purchase Loving Tree services and raffle tickets, and attend the Gala Party. All proceeds from the event are used for special purchases and extra activities for the residents of Noble Horizons