Outer Banks Hotline’s Festival of Trees returns to the Outer Banks on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at the Ramada Plaza in Kill Devil Hills. Now in its 29th year, Festival of Trees is one of the longest-running benefit events on the Outer Banks.
Festival of Trees opens on Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. with Hotline’s Holiday Bazaar, featuring the very best clothing, gifts and merchandise from all the Hotline thrift stores in one location. This one-of-a-kind holiday sale will be open at the Ramada Plaza from 9 a.m. to close on Dec. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 2.
On Dec. 1 beginning at 7 p.m., Hotline hosts the Jingle Jam Holiday Concert with Virginia Beach-based reggae artists Nature’s Child. All the donated Christmas trees will be on display at the concert, which also features a silent auction and light refreshments.
The main event of Festival of Trees is the annual Christmas Tree auction on Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. This year’s tree auction has a “Roaring 20’s” theme and is titled Monte Carlo Holiday Benefit and Christmas Tree Auction. The evening begins with Monte Carlo casino games from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and culminates with a live auction of donated, decorated Christmas Trees, artistic masterpieces and even a car. Festival of Trees is fresh and new each year — a not to be missed Outer Banks holiday tradition!
Festival of Trees is a unique community fundraiser that supports Outer Banks Hotline and its vital mission – programming, services, shelter, training, information and resources to address domestic and sexual violence in the Outer Banks. Festival of Trees brings together individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to celebrate the holiday season with twinkling lights, festive musical performances, punch and homemade cookies, and shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.
All of the Festival of Trees events are open to the public free of charge except for the Jingle Jam on Friday night and Saturday evening’s Monte Carlo Casino Night Holiday Social and Benefit Auction, which requires the purchase of a ticket to attend.
Festival of Trees is sponsored by Southern Insurance Agency, First South Bank, Dunkin’ Donuts, OBX Chevrolet Buick, Hutchins Canning & Company, Albemarle Landscapes, Atlantic Realty, Xenith Bank, Manteo Furniture and Appliances, Resort Realty and OuterBanks Insurance.
For more information and a full list of Christmas tree donors, please visit http://www.obhotline.org/festival-of-trees/ or call Outer Banks Hotline at (252) 473-3366.