Festival for All Age Groups
Nov 12, 2014
There are plenty of entertainment options this holiday season and plenty of chances to do good; you can help those less fortunate, or help by giving to charity. However there is only one event that covers those bases and helps build and support the community: The Festival of Trees
Every year Grande Prairie and the Peace Country come out to Evergreen Park to get well and truly into the holiday spirit, and to help support the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Foundation, one of the cornerstones of our community.
The festivities start off with the already sold out Gala Evening on Saturday, November 15th. This evening includes a three course meal, live and silent auctions, and a dance with live entertainment. Don’t be too disappointed if you missed getting tickets, though, as there are still plenty of great activities to take part in the following weekend.
Friday November 21st is all about the grown-ups, with Seniors Day, the Silver Bells Tea, and Mistletoe Magic. Admission to the Tea is $5 and tickets for Mistletoe Magic, an evening of live entertainment mixed with the best food and wines the city has to offer are $40 per person.
From 9:30–11:00 am on Sunday it’s time for the Teddy Bear Breakfast. Your family can come together to decorate pancakes, take part in various activities and donate teddy bears. Tickets are $20 for adults and $16 for children (ages 2–12).
Tickets to any of these special events also include access to all of the entertainment activities throughout the three days of the festival. Standout attractions from last year include Sleigh rides, live music, Children’s World (with crafts and activities especially for the young ‘uns), and the Secret Shoppe—no adults allowed— has gifts priced between $1and $8 for kids to buy gifts for their loved ones! Now your munchkins can give a gift without the loved one knowing what it is.
Here in Canada we are fortunate to have some of the best health care in the world, but that level of health care needs help from us to maintain. Luckily, here in the Peace Country, we also have some of the most giving and caring people in Canada. Hopefully we'll see you at Evergreen Park from the 21st to the 23rd of November.