PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 2, 2016) – The Christmas holiday season will be brighter again this year for Park City’s many non-profit organizations. The Park City Rotary Club’s annual Giving Tree Festival will showcase its Parade of Trees from Nov. 18-Dec. 2, with a final celebration Saturday, December 3. The event is designed to benefit many community causes.
The Giving Tree Festival presented by the Park City Rotary Club, which debuted in 2015, is an annual auction of beautifully designed holiday trees benefiting local non-profit organizations in Summit County.
Park City is a generous giving community with its many non-profits helping to frame a better quality of life for all through their dedication to local causes. The Giving Tree Festival is a community celebration with public invited to enjoy the two-week Parade of Trees at participating local business hosts Nov. 18-Dec. 3.
The Parade of Trees features custom-crafted trees and other holiday items for sale to local businesses and individuals through an online auction at www.givingtreefestival.org. Proceeds will benefit local non-profits. Each holiday item is unique, crafted with love and care, oftentimes decorated with special bonuses. It’s a fun way for the community to kick-off the holiday season while benefiting important local causes.
A media kickoff celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 18 in Park City, with the online auction opening at noon that day and running through Friday, December 2 at 8:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the 20 participating local non-profit organizations.
During the two-week Parade of Trees, the beautifully decorated trees will be on display at local businesses. A map of tree locations will be available at www.givingtreefestival.org, with special prizes for families who visit the most trees during two week period.
The Giving Tree Festival will close with a community celebration at the Treasure Mountain Inn on upper Main Street from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. Refreshments will be available, with Santa Claus making a Park City stop for kids. The afternoon will also feature a silent auction of additional holiday decor items.
2016 Giving Tree Festival Schedule
Park City, Utah
Friday, Nov. 18
11:00 a.m. – Media launch on Main Street kicking off Parade of Trees
12:00 p.m. – Online auction and Parade of Trees begins
Nov. 18-Dec. 2 – Parade of Trees and Online Auction continue
Friday, Dec. 2
8:00 p.m. – Online auction and Parade of Trees closes
Saturday, Dec. 3
2:00-5:00 p.m. – Community Celebration, Treasure Mountain Inn, Main Street