Outer Banks Hotline to present 29th annual Festival of Trees

By on November 27, 2017

Outer Banks Hotline’s Festival of Trees returns to the Outer Banks Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 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.

The event opens at 9 a.m. Friday with Hotline’s Holiday Bazaar, featuring the clothing, gifts and merchandise from all of the Hotline thrift stores in one location. The one-of-a-kind holiday sale will be open at the Ramada Plaza from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Friday evening, Hotline hosts a Jingle Jam Holiday Concert featuring Nature’s Child, a Virginia Beach-based reggae band. The concert begins at 7 p.m. All of the donated Christmas trees will be on display during the concert, which includes a silent auction and light refreshments.

The main event of Festival of Trees is the annual Christmas Tree auction, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. This year’s event, the Monte Carlo Holiday Benefit and Live Auction, has a “Roaring 20’s” theme.

The evening begins with Monte Carlo casino games from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and culminates with a live auction of decorated Christmas Trees, along with artistic masterpieces and even a car. Festival of Trees is fresh and new each year — a not to be missed Outer Banks holiday tradition.

The two-day event supports Outer Banks Hotline and its 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, along with shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts.

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All of the Festival of Trees events are free and open to the public, except for Friday’s Jingle Jam concert and Saturday’s Casino Night.

Admission to the Jingle Jam is $10 at the door.

Tickets for Saturday’s Casino Night benefit are $45, and may be purchased at Hotline Too Thrift Shop, 2114 S. Croatan Highway in Nags Head; Hotline Pink Thrift Shop, 3001 N. Croatan Highway in Kitty Hawk, and Hotline’s main office, 602 Amadas St. in Manteo.

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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 Outer Banks Insurance.

For more information and a full list of Christmas tree donors, visit Outer Banks Hotline Festival of Trees or call Outer Banks Hotline, (252) 473-3366.

To learn more about Outer Banks Hotline’s services and programs, visit Outer Banks Hotline.

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