Festival of the Trees

Royal LePage Christmas Tree for the Festival of Trees 2016, Frank Venables AuditoriumWe are full of Christmas Spirit!

Lisa and Heather are showing off their work of art as the Festival of Trees gets under way.

What’s the Festival of Trees, you ask?  It’s an event that started 29 years ago in Vancouver, and it’s purpose is to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Since it’s inception it’s grown throughout several communities in BC, including Osoyoos for the last several years.

And this year the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association was pleased to announce the spread of it’s Festival to have trees sponsored and showcased throughout Oliver as well as Osoyoos.

From the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association Website:

“The Festival is open to the public who are invited to browse through the holiday displays at four locations this year and enjoy the holiday splendour. This year Festival of Trees is being shared between our two communities of Oliver and Osoyoos with trees on display at Nk’Mip Cellars Winery, Watermark Beach Resort, Frank Venables Theatre Lobby and Baldy Mountain Resort. There is no admission for this event and everyone is encouraged to come and vote for their favourite tree; a minimum donation of $2 is requested. Donations over $25 BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) will issue tax-receipts.

 

Trees will be on display from November 25th to January 4th as follows:

  • Nk’Mip Cellars Winery – 10am to 5pm daily
  • Spirit Ridge Resort – 8am to 10pm daily
  • Watermark Beach Resort – 8am to 11pm daily
  • Frank Venables Theatre – 5:30 to 8pm daily
  • Baldy Mountain Resort  – Outdoors Daily

This event will be to support both the BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Hospitality Foundation.”

Ours was only one of the beautifully decorated trees being prepared to be showcased at the Frank Venables Theatre between November 25th and January 4th.  So be sure to get out and see the trees, vote for your favourite, and help raise funds for this immensely worthy cause.

 

Oliver Community Light Up & Fireworks

On Friday November 25 and Saturday November 26, Oliver’s Community Light Up & Fireworks brings families together to celebrate the start of the festive season and put some sparkle into the winter months. Bring the kids along for pictures with Santa, fun entertainment for all the family downtown and later a bonfire and fireworks, at the Oliver Community Park. Celebrate the Christmas Light Up with us in #OliverBC!

Friday, November 25:
  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm: Pictures with Santa at Royal LePage 
  • 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Discover Downtown Oliver ~ Face Painting, Food Vendors, Wine Tasting, Hot Beverages and Goodies, Unique Christmas Wreath Contest, Sage Valley Voices Caroling.
  • 5:15pm: Festival of Trees Light up at Frank Venables Theatre (Open Daily Until Jan 4th from 5:30 to 8pm)
  • 5:30pm – 6:00pm: OES Choir performing at Town Hall
  • 6:00pm: Santa arrives downtown
  • 6:15pm: Official light-up with dignitaries
  • 6:00pm 8:00pm: Community Centre activities and entertainment including Bon Fire
  • 7:30pm: Fireworks at Community Centre
Saturday, November 26:
  • 9:00am to 11:30am: Breakfast with Santa
    $7/child (Adults by donation)
    Oliver Community Centre Hall