Festival of Trees

The Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Friends of Caroline Hospice is one of Beaufort’s most beloved holiday celebrations. The 2018 event continues a tradition started more than thirty years ago, presenting several days of holiday fun.

The weeklong celebration kicks off with SNOW Day on Sunday, December 2 at Tabby Place in Downtown Beaufort. Bring the kids from 11am to 2pm to enjoy playing in the snow, building a snowman, or having snowball fights… in real snow! Elsa and Anna from Disney’s Frozen will be there to enjoy talking with the kids and taking photos. $3 for children 5 & up – FREE for children 4 and under.

More than 60 beautifully and whimsically decorated trees will be on display at Tabby Place and available for purchase. Viewing will be open to the public and school tours Tuesday, December 4 (Noon-7pm) / Wednesday, December 5 (10am-7pm) / Thursday, December 6th (10am-2pm).   General admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Any child who signs up for their school’s tour will receive free admission, courtesy of Sea Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.

Honor or remember a loved one at this year’s Festival of Trees by purchasing an angel ornament. These ornaments will hang from a special Angel Tree with a card containing your message during the festival.  Ornaments can be picked up at the Friends of Caroline HOSPICE office after the event. Ornaments are only $25 and as always, proceeds benefit FRIENDS.

This year’s Gala will take place amidst the trees on Thursday, December 6th at Tabby Place. Enjoy music, wine, beer and lots of food from ten of Beaufort’s best local restaurants. We hear Santa is on the guest list and is looking forward to having some fun and taking photos with attendees.

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The 2nd Annual Gingerbread 5K run will wrap up this year’s event on Saturday, December 8th in downtown Port Royal. Run or walk through the beautiful Old Village and down to the Sands. Then celebrate your accomplishment with s’mores. Costumes are encouraged, and we cannot wait to see Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves and reindeer running through town. With average December temperatures hovering around 61°, it’s the perfect weather to get out and enjoy a fun run.

For more information about the festival, becoming a sponsor, purchasing an angel ornament, or registering for the Gingerbread 5K, please visit www.friendsofcarolinehospice.org/annual-festival-of-trees/