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Thank you for your interest in the 35th 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.

$5.00 general admission and complimentary for children 5 and under

What is Just Desserts?

Just Desserts will unfold on November 21 from 6 pm – 8 pm. This evening is to celebrate decorators 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 reception that will take place on Friday, November 22 from 6 pm – 10 pm. This enchanted evening event, with additional sponsorship from The Thorn Collection, will offer exceptional heavy hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and an open bar featuring a signature libation. Guests will enjoy live music, 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.

What is All Stars Night?

The highlight of the weekend extravaganza, All Stars Night is an evening specially crafted for our friends with intellectual and developmental disabilities at The Arc Tampa Bay and in our community. This event is on November 23 from 5 pm – 8 pm and is chock-full of fun complete with DJ, food, and dancing! For more information or to RSVP, call The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation at (727) 797-8712 or email FOT@thearctbfoundation.org.

Dates and Times to Remember!

Just Desserts: Thursday, November 21 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

General Admission: Friday, November 22 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Premiere Night: Friday,November 22, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

General Admission: Saturday, November 23, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

General Admission: Sunday, November 24, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Be Involved


Decorator Form

Decorator Information

2 ft, 3 ft, 4 ft Trees
7 ft Trees


Sponsorship Opportunities


Volunteer Sign-Up

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!

Frosty Sponsors

Kathy and Roger Johnson

Nutcracker Sponsors

Nedra and John Greene

Melody and Jerry Figurski

Shirley Long

Kathy and Rowland Milam

Tom and Kim Kurey

Jingle Bell Sponsors

Handy Storage Management, Inc.

Elf Sponsors

J M Distributing, Inc.

Mary Harris

Sally and David Hemerick

Melba Rilott

Karen Crown

Jamie Prince & Brad Hopkins

The Honorable Irene Sullivan

Nina and John Kirchhoefer

Linda and Stew Turley

Marsha Berning

Dawn and Earle Cooper

Aleta and Fred Fisher

Mary Lynne and Lonnie Hawkins

Gwen and Harry Hoover

Special thanks to our participating food and beverage vendors who have graciously donated their time, service and product to enhance a portion of this year’s Festival of Trees.


Event Chairs

Event Co-Chair
Kiersten Finchum

Event Co-Chair
Kim Kurey

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