Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village: Festival of Trees
Artful Trees up for Bid! Santa Visits, Silent Auction and Entertainment!
December 3rd – 5th, 2015
Tlaquepaque’s Festival of Trees kicks off the holiday season in grand style in a beloved Sedona tradition you won’t want to miss. It’s a wonderful holiday gathering that benefits kids and families through local charities. Come see beautifully designed trees-as-art and consider bidding on your favorite one. The fun begins with dozens of the outrageously imaginative trees going on display Thursday, December 3rd, in the temperature-controlled tents along Calle Independencia ( 11:00 am – 7:00 pm). Each tree is thematically unique made with all kinds of unexpected items and decorated with loving care. One tabletop tree is made with circular steel gears welded in an astonishing design. Another tree is adorned with highly detailed Day of the Dead themed ornaments. Look for all kinds of unusual embellishments fashioned with jaw-dropping creativity!
Come view the trees and be sure to vote for your favorite ones in the following categories: People’s Choice, Most Original Them, and Best Handcrafted/ Home Spun Tree. And if you see a tree you just must have you purchase it for the asking price or bid on it and take it home if you win. The bidding concludes Saturday evening at the Holiday Wrap-Up Party. Don’t miss the fun!
For little ones there is a meet and greet with Santa himself who is happy to pose for a photo on Friday, December 4th, from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Santa will also be on hand Saturday, December 5th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The Festival of Trees concludes with the celebratory Holiday Wrap-Up Party and Silent Auction, Saturday, December 5th from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Buy some raffle tickets early and win a fabulous 5-day getaway in Mexico and other delightful prizes
. “As with years past local sponsors have provided very generous silent auction items from beautiful seasonal gift baskets, art pieces, and wine to romantic dining and off-road tours,” says Wendy Lippman, general manager and resident partner of Tlaquepaque. “We are also very grateful to our Festival sponsors, Sedona Marine Corps and Verve Tents & Rentals, in addition to all the creative folks who have worked so hard on their trees and everyone who donated wonderful items to the raffles and silent auction. The community spirit is alive and well here, and we are so happy to be able to help local families in need at this time of year. We hope to raise over $20,000 and the proceeds will go to Toys for Tots, Marines Helping Marines, Yavapai Food Council, and the Sedona Public Library College Scholarship Fund. The Wrap Up Party is always a lot of fun and this year we have fresh baked pizza and other Italian delectables, plenty of libations and great music.” Tickets to the Party are $25 per person or $45 per couple. Please call 928-282-4838 for tickets.
For more information about this Sedona Holiday event please visit Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, if you are a guest of the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona let us do the driving! Our Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle will happily drop you off at Tlaquepaque for this event and pick you up when you are ready to return.
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Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona
Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service
Did you know that the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona offers a Complimentary “About Town” Sedona Shuttle Service? That’s right, if you are a guest of our Sedona hotel we’ll do the driving for you. We’ll take you anywhere within Sedona proper in our 12 passenger air conditioned van, then just call us and we’ll come back and pick you up! This free shuttle service is available to all of our guests from 8:00 am until last pick up at 9:45 pm.
- Don’t worry about finding a parking spot, especially in Uptown!
- Don’t worry about navigating after dark!
- Don’t worry about having a glass of wine with dinner!
- Don’t worry about a thing, you’re on vacation!