PARRY SOUND - The Christmas magic of The Festival of Trees is returning to Parry Sound .
Festival of Trees.
The annual Christmas event, the Festival of Trees, put on by Harvest Share will be held upstairs at the Bobby Orr Community Centre. The event will be held the same day as the parade on November 24th and will continue its tradition of preparing people for the magic of Christmas.
The Festival of Trees was brought to Parry Sound four years ago after Gail MacDonald, manager of Harvest Share, had returned from a festival that was held in Sault St. Marie.
“It’s a fundraiser for us but a really beautiful event for those attending” said MacDonald when describing the event.
The purpose of the event is to help families, in difficult financial situations, with the preparing for the holiday.
Since the event has been brought to Parry Sound it has been held at the Parry Sound museum once, St. James United Church twice, and this will be the first time it’s held at the Bobby Orr Community Centre.
The Festival of Trees is a wonderful family event. On top of seeing the beautiful Christmas decorations there will also be: a craft centre for children, food and drink, music by local musicians, raffles and draws to win trees. New to the event this year is the chance for children to have their picture taken with Santa.
The event will run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and tickets will be sold at the event, the Harvest Share office, as well as Scotia Bank and when a ticket is bought from Scotia Bank they will match that price with a donation.
“It’s almost as magical as Santa himself” said MacDonald. The event is a beautiful sight and an incredible way to get into the Christmas spirit. It warms the heart by reminding you of the frozen holiday as well as giving you the chance to help someone in need.