Below is a press release from We’re One Wilmington:
WILMINGTON, MA — The We’re One Wilmington (WOW) Festival of Trees continues its eleventh year, and we are thrilled to welcome both online and in-person guests! Our beautiful holiday trees, wreaths, and basket raffles are known around the area for their creativity, beauty, and spectacular prizes. You won’t want to miss this year’s Festival, which will run continuously online from Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 9 am through Sunday, December 5, 2021 at noon. In addition, members of the public are welcome to attend in-person on Friday and Saturday, December 3-4, 2021, from 9 am – 9 pm, and Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 9 am – 12 pm at Villanova Hall, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, MA.
WOW will provide virtual tours, holiday entertainment, tree awards, and raffle prize winner announcements live on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/wereonewilmington/ -throughout the week.
All ticket sales, both online and in-person, will be processed via our online raffle technology in place of paper tickets. This approach will reduce contamination through touchpoints such as pens, raffle tickets, and buckets. A bonus: guests will be able to view a detailed description of each raffle item. The format will also allow for a seamless transition to a fully online event if COVID guidance changes.
We have extended our hours to include a full open day on Friday to give guests more visiting options. We may have to limit capacity during peak hours, like Saturday evening, so please plan (and dress) accordingly! For the health and safety of our guests, we will require face masks inside Villanova Hall.
We cannot pull this off without the generosity of our donors! Wilmington has never let us down, and we are sure this year will be no different. Donating can be a real highlight of the season, and it takes about 100 donations to fill our hall. Can you help us out? No donation is too small. Consider putting something together with your family, neighbors, a group of friends, a club or sports team, or from your business or organization. The possibilities are limitless; get creative! All donations are tax-deductible, and funds raised will be used for our holiday gift program and other goodwill initiatives.
Register donations in advance by Wednesday, November 24, 2021, here: www.onewilmington.org/events/festival-of-trees. Setup/drop-off will take place at Villanova Hall on November 28-29.
Please direct any questions about this event to We’re One Wilmington’s Festival of Trees Director Becky McGrath at firstname.lastname@example.org.