Festival of Trees is a family-oriented weekend filled with fun and merriment. Enjoy children’s programs, holiday treats and a wonderland of exquisitely decorated trees with your friends and family. Local companies, organizations and talented volunteers have transformed the Fess Parker’s rotunda into a warm, festive holiday haven.
This event will usher in the holiday season with style, showcasing a stunning display of uniquely decorated trees funded by our sponsors and which will be raffled off Sunday evening. Families can delight in watching the joy on children’s faces as they visit with Santa, make a craft for someone special, listen to the merry melodies of local instruments and performers, and enjoy many other holiday surprises.
Entry to the festival is free. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5.
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, you also will be able to ice skate on the rotunda amid the decorated trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean for $15. A special skating with Santa will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The synthetic ice rink is made possible by our generous sponsors at All Year Sports Galaxy and Ice in Paradise. Tickets are available for purchase at the door.
Come see the Aerial Ice Dancing team of Chris Trefil and Tosha Hanford. This amazing team has performed on America’s Got Talent and Snoopy on Ice. They will be performing at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. So please come join us in celebrating a beautiful and festive event. Start a new tradition this holiday season and enjoy the inaugural Festival of Trees!
All proceeds go to the Junior League of Santa Barbara’s efforts to improve youth literacy throughout Santa Barbara.
Thank you to our sponsors: Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, All Year Sports Galaxy, MoveGreen, Santa Barbara Zoo, Flora Gardens, The Bank of Santa Barbara, The Killgore Family, ParentClick, Town & Country Event Rentals, KnitFit, Ice in Paradise, PSAV, The Rhew Family, PumpFlix, Lilly's Christmas Trees, Ursula Szeles, Pal 8 Media, SFA Designs, Carolyn Williams and Family, Jan Ann Kahler, Alliance Wealth Strategies, American Riviera Bank, Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf LLP, BlueStar Parking, Cabana Home, Caliber Home Loans, Cashmir Beauty Lounge, Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club, El Encanto, Franzblau Landscapes, Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast, Hayes Commercial, Impulse Communications, Jake Ralston Santa Barbara Real Estate, Johnson Family Dental, Killer B’s Fitness, Killer Shrimp, Mary Kay, Michelle Piotrowski, Jayme Dwyer, Molly Dufau, Anne Brink, Karen O'Neill, Suzanne Blanco, Maggie Rhew and Adeline Tognotti, OnQ Financial, ONTRAPORT, Rooms & Gardens, Santa Barbara Athletic Club, Santa Barbara Pet Services, Thatcher Orthodontics, The Lattice Group, Tiffany & Co., White Family Restaurants, JLSB New Member Class 2013-2014, Martin Sosa Graphic Design, Coveted Cakery, FX, Pali Winery, Kimberly Citro Photography, Kendall Pata Graphic Design and Halper Fine Art.