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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.

What is Just Desserts?

Just Desserts will take place on November 21. 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 22. Stay tuned for the announcement of the theme of this year’s Premiere Night. This evening event, 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: To Be Announced

General Admission: Friday, November 22 10:00 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. – 9:00 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


Stay Tuned for 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!

Santa Sponsors
Reindeer Sponsors
Frosty Sponsors
Nutcracker Sponsors
All-Star Night

Nedra and John Greene

Jingle Bell Sponsors
Elf Sponsors
Candy Cane Sponsors
Gumdrop Sponsors


Event Chairs

Event Co-Chair
Kiersten Finchum

Event Co-Chair
Kim Kurey

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