VANCOUVER – Community members gathered in Esther Short Park in Vancouver the evening of Fri., Nov. 25, to participate in the kick off of the 21st annual Festival of Trees. The Vancouver Rotary Foundation Tree Lighting and Concert kicked off the weekend’s event with the tree lighting at 6 p.m.
This year’s festival includes musical entertainment, the community tree lighting, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a free Vancouver Pops Orchestra concert, train engine rides, the infamous “talking tree,” a community scavenger hunt, holiday farmers market, a variety show and a dozen beautifully decorated trees with corresponding prize packages to be raffled off on the final day of the festival.
The Festival of Trees continues with events Saturday and Sunday. For a full schedule of this year’s Festival of Trees, visit http://rotaryfestivaloftrees.org/festival-schedule.