BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – The holiday showcase of over 85 fresh and fully decorated trees opens Friday, November 24th at 4 pm and continues until Sunday, December 3rd in the Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market Street, in downtown Bloomsburg.
During this annual holiday event, locally grown trees, many of which are donated, are sponsored by businesses and patrons and decorated by community groups. Many decorators include gift cards, toys, food, and clothing along with decorating their tree. At the end of the event, local families in need will take home a tree with lights and decorations for the holidays, along with gift cards. The toys are donated to Toys for Tots, and the food will go to the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard.
TreeFest will be open to the public Fridays from 4-8pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm, and Sundays 12-4pm from November 24th until December 3rd. Admission is $6, with children 12 and under free! All ticket proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.
In addition to the decorated trees, TreeFest will showcase the gingerbread entries to The Children’s Museum annual gingerbread contest and feature several local crafters selling holiday wares. TreeFest will be open to visitors before and after Seven Mountain Media’s Parade of Lights on November 24th at 6pm and during Downtown Bloomsburg Inc.’s Coming Home for Christmas festival on Friday, December 1.
After a 3-year hiatus, TreeFest will once again feature entertainment in the mural room. TreeFest and local favorites Raven Creek and the Covered Bridge Cloggers will appear on Nov 25th. The Millville Jr/Sr High Chorus and Bloomsburg HS Fusion will take the stage on Dec. 1st. Magic Carpet preschool, Puzzlers preschool and PYSANKA the Ukrainian Dance Team will perform on Dec 2nd. There will be a Storytime with Miss Amanda on Nov. 26th and a Toddler Time with stories and songs with Lisa Herrald-Doerschler on Dec. 2nd.
Santa will be at TreeFest Saturday, November 25th from 12 pm-2pm and Sunday, November 26th from 12pm – 3pm. He’ll also be back at TreeFest on Friday, December 1st from 6pm-8-m and Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am-3pm. There is no cost for children to visit Santa.
There are still trees available for sponsorship. If you are interested or would like more information, please visit www.treefest.org.
About BTE: founded in 1978 as an artist-driven, community-based resident ensemble, BTE creates innovative work with local and national impact. Today, BTE produces a lively mix of classic and contemporary plays and original theatre education programs for all ages. For more information about our shows and programs, please see www.bte.org.