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‘Tis the Season for Festival of Trees

by TheOviedoVoice

First offered in 1986, Pageant of Timber, created by Council of 101, is a premier Orlando vacation occasion. (PHOTOS PROVIDED BY ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART)

Each November for many years previous, visions of glowing vacation bushes danced in Linda Cegalis’s head. This yr, Cegalis is extra excited than ever in regards to the thirty sixth Annual Pageant of Timber on the Orlando Museum of Artwork.

“Since my youngsters had been little, my household has been attending, and it’s actually a spirited, lovely, joyous occasion,” says Cegalis, longtime volunteer and now president of Council of 101, the non-profit group of volunteers that phases the beloved occasion.


From Nov. 11-20, the museum’s galleries and halls will probably be decked with greater than 50 festive bushes, vacation vignettes and wreaths, and complex gingerbread homes created by native designers and artisans and themed to “Presents of the Season.”

“We’re excited to encourage folks for the vacations, to see blissful faces and know that Council 101 brings that pleasure to so many,” she says.

As company first enter the museum rotunda, they’ll encounter a sublime, 14-foot fir tree that includes conventional crimson and inexperienced floral accents created by native designer and volunteer Dickie Stegall. Within the artwork galleries past, which showcase works by celebrated American and worldwide artists, a cheery show of bushes standing seven to fifteen toes tall, will twinkle and glow as seasonal music performs. Reside leisure and pop-up outlets will add to the environment of an old style vacation gathering.


The bushes, festooned with hand-crafted decorations and dazzling ornaments, are up on the market. “So many individuals will purchase the bushes and the gingerbread homes and donate them—that’s triple pleasure!” Cegalis says, including {that a} museum stuffed with blissful faces is reward for all of the work that Council 101 volunteers do to make Pageant of Timber occur. “Understanding that our group brings that pleasure to so many individuals actually makes me blissful, and that’s true for many people who do that volunteer work.”

Households can flock to see Santa on the occasion, and this yr’s pageant will embrace a Reindeer Romp for kids. Orlando Well being is the platinum sponsor of Pageant of Timber, which is anticipated to attract 20,000 folks together with personal get together company.

Occasion proceeds assist Orlando Museum of Artwork’s community-wide instructional and lifelong studying packages.

Go to councilof101.org for occasion hours and tickets priced $20 for adults; $12 for kids 3-12, seniors 60 and up, and army personnel and first responders. Particular occasions such because the Opening Night time Gala and Breakfast with Santa are priced individually. Parking is $7.

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