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Thank you for your interest in the 34th annual Festival of Trees, benefiting The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation! Festival of Trees, presented by AmeriLife is renowned in the Tampa Bay area as a family-friendly wonderland of holiday bliss and is our largest special event supporting The Arc Tampa Bay. Stroll through pathways lined with hundreds of trees and wreaths created by local artists, businesses, community leaders and families, all available for purchase. Enjoy festive music, live entertainment, and visits with Santa while you get an early start on your holiday shopping at a variety of vendor booths. Bring the kids to our Children’s Village for face painting, arts & crafts and story-time. All tree and wreath sales benefit those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) served by The Arc Tampa Bay.

What is Just Desserts?

Just Desserts will take place on November 15. This evening is to celebrate decorator and sponsors who help make this event a success annually. Guests will enjoy delicious desserts and refreshments in appreciation for their contributions, and have the first opportunity to purchase a tree or wreath. Decorating competition winners will be announced during this evening.

What is Premiere Night?

Premiere Night is an exclusive holiday gala that will take place on November 16; the theme of this year’s Premiere Night is “Martinis & Mistletoe”. Premiere Night, with additional sponsorship from The Thorn Collection, will offer exquisite cuisine from local restaurants and an open bar that will also feature the event’s signature martini. Guests will enjoy live entertainment as well as live and silent auctions. For more information or to make reservations, call The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation at (727) 797-8712 or email FOT@thearctbfoundation.org.

Dates and Times to Remember!

Just Desserts: November 15, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

General Admission: Friday November 16 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Premiere Night: Friday November 16, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

General Admission: Saturday November 17, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

General Admission: Sunday November 18, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Be Involved





Questions? Want to be a sponsor for Festival of Trees? Please contact our office at 727-797-8712 or email FOT@thearctbfoundation.org

Thank you to these sponsors for supporting the Festival of Trees!

Santa Sponsors

Reindeer Sponsors

Mrs. Shirley I. Long

Frosty Sponsors

Kathy & Roger Johnson

Nutcracker Sponsors

Kathy and Rowland Milam

Melody and Jerry Figurski

Festival Access Night

Nedra and John Greene

Jingle Bell Sponsors

Elf Sponsors

Aleta & Fred Fisher

Irene Sullivan

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Whiteacre III

Melba Rilott

Mary Lynne & Lonnie Hawkins

Dr. and Mrs. Harry Free

Polly Stannard

Mercy Drive, LLC

Gwen and Harry Hoover

Dawn and Earl Cooper

Karen Crown

Candy Cane Sponsors

Nancy Ridenour

Tom & Cathy Sherman

Gumdrop Sponsors

Patti H. Mullock

Ellen Bilgore

Alice McDonough


Event Chairs

Event Co-Chair
Kiersten Finchum

Event Co-Chair
Kris Brown

Committee Members

Bobbie Barmore
Sara Borger
Jim Degenhardt
Daryl Gottfried
Kim Kurey
Kevin McCaffrey

Alice McDonough
Brett McMullen
Bruce Mellinger
Ed Sevcik
Norris Smith
Sarah Vinson

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