DEADLINE TODAY: Last Day To Register Your Tree, Wreath Or Basket For We’re One Wilmington’s Festival Of Trees

Below is a press release from We’re One Wilmington:

WILMINGTON, MA — We’re One Wilmington (WOW) Festival of Trees is back for our 12th year. And we are thrilled to be back to our original in-person-only format. You heard that right: the ticket buckets are back! 

For this year only, we will have a new home at the Lower Hall of St. Dorothy Church, 11 Harnden Street. The entrance will be through the side door of the church (if looking from the street, it is on the right side). The Lower Hall is also handicap accessible by elevator. Doors open on Friday, December 2, from 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday, December 3, from 9 am – 9 pm; and Sunday, December 4, 11 am – 2 pm. Please note that our hours are planned around the mass schedule, so please do not enter the church before the advertised start times.

Santa will visit the Festival of Trees on Friday evening between 5 – 9 pm for the very first time. We can’t think of a better setting for visitors to snap their photos with Santa! There is no, but donations are welcome and appreciated.

There will also be a bake sale and entertainment all weekend.

Seeking Donations

Our beautiful holiday trees, wreaths, and basket raffles, known around the area for their beauty and creativity and spectacular prizes, are all made possible through our donors! Wilmington has never let us down, and we are sure this year will be no different. It takes about 100 donations to fill the hall. Can you help us out?

No donation is too small. Consider putting something together with your family, neighbors, friends, a club or sports team, or from your business or organization. The possibilities are limitless; get creative! All donations are tax-deductible, and monies raised will be used to fund our holiday gift program and other goodwill initiatives.  

We will award ribbons to donations in the following categories: Best Use of Theme, Best Mini/Tabletop Tree, Best Wreath, Most Creative/Unique Tree, Best Alternative Tree, Fan Favorite, and Best in Show. 

Donations must be registered in advance by Friday, November 25, 2022. Register online at https://onewilmington.org/ or by emailing Becky McGrath at mcgrathbecky@gmail.com.

Set up or drop-off of donations will take place November 29 and 30 at St. Dorothy Church, Lower Hall.

Volunteer Opportunities

This event is only possible with the help of volunteers. Please consider helping, especially during Saturday afternoon and evening, our busiest time. Volunteering is a fun way for high school students to finish their community service hours. Those interested can find the volunteer sign-up sheet on our website at https://onewilmington.org/volunteer/.

Please direct any questions about this event to Becky McGrath, We’re One Wilmington Festival of Trees Director, mcgrathbecky@gmail.com.

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