Festival of Trees 2012
The Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation Festival of Trees is just what it says on the packet: Check out the decorated holiday trees and enjoy free live entertainment too!
Even Scrooge would probably get in the holiday spirit at the annual Festival of Trees this weekend, from November 30 to December 2, 2012 at the Sandia Resort and Casino. The family event is totally free, and gives a chance to enjoy beautiful Christmas trees, crafts for kids, live entertainment, and a ho-ho-ho from Santa Claus.
Entertainment and activities include:
- Tree Lighting Ceremony with Mayor Berry on Friday November 30 at 11 am
- Excerpts from the Nutcracker ballet by the Ballet Repertory Theatre on Friday November 30 at 6 pm
- It’s also Senior Day on November 30, sponsored by Prime Time
- Belisama Irish Dancers
- Albuquerque Enchantment Handbell Ensemble
- Choirs and bands galore
- Visits from Santa Claus
- Kids can make tree ornaments for the children receiving care at the Carrie Tingley Hospital
- People’s Choice Award for Best Tree on Sunday December 2
- Buy Christmas trees and holiday wreaths
See the daily Festival of Trees line-up to plan your visit.
The Jingle and Mingle opening night event on Thursday November 29 at 6:30 pm in the festival ballroom is the only event requiring tickets. The price is $50 each for the fundraiser, including entertainment, dancing, appetizers, and a silent auction.
Everything else for the Festival of Trees weekend is free to turn up and enjoy. It’s all in a good cause, with funds raised from tree sponsors, tree sales, and any donations you care to make going to the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation, to help special needs children and their families.
- When: Friday November 30 through Sunday December 2, 2012
- Time: 10 am – 7 pm on Friday and Saturday. Noon – 5 pm on Sunday.
- Where: Sandia Resort & Casino
- Price: Admission is free (Except for the November 29 opening night Jingle and Mingle)
Sandia Resort & Casino is located at 30 Rainbow Road NE. Take Exit 234 East from I-25. The resort is huge and kinda hard to miss but if you’re an Albuquerque visitor, here’s a map to Sandia Resort & Casino.