Gingerbread Junction – The Gingerbread Junction will be even more fun this year with holiday coloring pages and more child-centered holiday craft projects just waiting for your special creative touch. Write a letter to Santa and he will be sure to write back!
Teddy Bear Hospital - Children age 12 and under are invited to visit the Teddy Bear Hospital – a fun, interactive place where they learn about their health and hospitals in a safe, "no poke" environment from Barton Health's wonderfully caring doctors, nurses and staffers. Each child will receive a free teddy bear as they are "admitted" to the hospital. Their journey through the emergency room, the operating room and the doctor's office check up help build confidence and alleviate fears. Their "patient" teddy bear is theirs to take home and treasure this holiday season and for years to come.
Trees and Holiday Displays - Sure to become a not-to-be-missed holiday tradition, Lake Tahoe's Festival of Trees and Lights will dazzle you with more than 100 elaborately decorated Christmas trees, mini-trees, wreaths and holiday displays.
Designer Trees - The Festival owes much of its success to the many designers who create these one-of-a-kind items. Many of the trees glow with more than 2,500 lights and include gift packages ranging from exotic trips to exquisite items for you to enjoy. Each tree is auctioned off at The Gala and proceeds benefit the Community Health Endowment.
Silent Auction - Mini-trees, Wreaths and Décor - Holiday decorating wouldn't be the same without a wreath on the door or above the mantel. These fantastic pieces along with other unique decorations can be found on display. Gather ideas for your own holiday décor or place a bid, as all of these items are available for purchase through our silent auction.
People's Choice Award - Vote for your favorite Designer Tree by placing your ticket in the box located next to each Designer Tree. The tree with the most votes wins! The winners are announced in the Mountain News' January edition. The winner of the 2011 People's Choice Award was Sharon Gay for her tree, "A Beary Delicious Christmas."
Raffles – The Festival is excited to again have three extraordinary raffles for attendees to participate in this year. No matter what your interest there is something for everyone. The three raffles are titled Fabulous Family Fun, The Great Entertainer and The Sports Enthusiast. Tickets are $5 each.