2015 Apopka Festival of the Trees and Christmas Tree Lighting

More than 30 participating businesses and organizations from Apopka will participate in the Festival of Trees to benefit the Apopka Historical Society and the AHA Players Community Theatre troupe.

The festival will take place Dec. 6 through Dec. 13 in the lobby of Apopka City Hall, 150 East Main St. Additionally, each Christmas wreath will be a work of art put together by a local Apopka artist.

Tree designers include: the City of Apopka; the Apopka Recreation Department; Apopka Fire Fighters Association; Apopka Golf and Tennis at Errol Estate; Beef O’ Brady’s Apopka; the Big Potato Foundation; Club Lake Plantation; Edward Jones; FastSigns; Fired Up Fishing Charters; Florida Hospital; Florida Community Bank; Florida Door Solutions; Florida Hospital; Gap Medical Center; Liberty Locksmiths; Los Primos Grocery; McCoy Federal Credit Union; McDonalds; Mosquito Creek Outdoors; Porkie’s Original BBQ; Specialty Management; University of Central Florida Business Incubator, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Wekiva Springs Strutters, Apopka Chapter, the National Wild Turkey Federation.

The Festival of Trees is adding festive holiday wreaths to the 2015 event. Wreath designers include: Apopka Florist; Foliage Garden Club; artist Wanda Hicks and artist Sky Moheb.

Opening day festivities on Dec. 6 will begin at 5:30 p.m., featuring a poinsettia plant sale; designer Christmas Trees, a vintage model-train village, cupcakes by Apopka bakery Aunt Gingibread and cookies by local bakers. A special appearance will be made by Santa Claus, who will read the children’s classic, The Night Before Christmas.

A special Lighting of the Trees ceremony will take place at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the Festival of Trees will benefit the Apopka Historical Society, custodian of the Museum of the Apopkans, 122 E. Fifth Street and The AHA Players Apopka Community Theatre troupe. Sponsors include: Dubsdread Catering; Dewar Nurseries; Duke Energy; Publix; Walmart; Waste Management and the GFWC Apopka Women’s Club. Admission to the Festival of Trees is free.

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