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Festival of Trees Returns to Valencia Town Center
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November 15-24
Westfield Valencia Town Center

(south side, between The Patios and Sears)

This year’s Festival of Trees will take place over a 10-day period so that all members of the community will have a chance to enjoy it. The festival will open at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, with varying times throughout the 10 days.

At the Festival, you’ll find elaborately decorated trees, festive tabletop trees, wreaths and crafty gingerbread houses, all available for purchase. The Kids’ Corner (open on the weekends) will have a variety of crafts and activities to delight the youngsters. Local musicians and dancers will be featured on the Festival stage at various times throughout event.

Festival General Admission:
$6 – Age 15 and Older

$3 – Age 4 to 14

$4 – Age 65+

FREE – Age 3 and under

Several special evening events are highlighted below.

Visit our website for more information and special admission discount coupon.   

To make a donation, click here to send an email inquiry, or call (661) 254-3063.

To sign up to volunteer, click here for more information.  

CLICK HERE for information about purchasing trees and other items for sale at the Festival  

Special Event – Jingle Jam Swing Dancing
Jingle Jam

OPENING NIGHT – Friday, Nov. 15 from 7:00 to 10 p.m.   

Do you love music from the Big Band era? Are you looking for an excuse to dust off that zoot suit or flapper-style dress? Are you fascinated by Lindy Hop dancers? DJ 2Tap will provide Big Band music at this year’s Jingle Jam. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the energetic music, dance amongst the beautifully decorated trees, and preview the entire Festival of Trees.Free 30-minute swing dance lesson from Russ Evans of the Santa Clarita Swing Jazz Club. 

Festival general admission rates apply.

Special Event – Holiday Hocus Pocus – TWO SHOWS 
Magic

Saturday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 22, starting at 6 p.m.

For the third year, magic returns to the Festival of Trees with TWO DIFFERENT SHOWS. Children, as well as adults, will enjoy the magic and illusions in the beautiful Festival of Trees setting. Doors open at 6 p.m. for an hour of close-up magic acts, followed by a family-friendly, professional-quality stage show featuring members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the world famous Magic Castle at 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 16:

The variety magic show will include pirate adventures, juggling superstars and marionettes.

FRIDAY, NOV. 22:

A series of magical stories, intertwined with the spirit of the season, will delight audiences. The show’s finale will produce a very special guest.

$10 per person – Free for age two and under
Tickets available online, in advance at the Festival, at the Club and at the door.

ONE DAY ONLY – SANTA VISITS THE FESTIVAL  

Sunday, Nov. 17 from Noon to 6 p.m.

Jolly ol’ St. Nick will be at the Festival all day. Professional photos with Santa are $5.00 (with paid general admission).Or you may shoot your own photo with your camera for a suggested donation of $3.00.Don’t miss this magical opportunity!

Special Event – Magic of the Lights Gala
Gala

Saturday, Nov. 23 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
The annual Magic of the Lights Gala features the live auction of the trees, entertainment, gourmet food by Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co., a no-host bar, and a special performance by the Santa Clarita Christian Fellowship Choir and COC Performing Arts Dept.

$75 per person or Premier Table for Eight $1,000
Festive attire

Advance reservations required. Call (661) 254-3063 or purchase tickets online.

Photos from the 2012 Festival of Trees featuring large trees, tabletop trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses.
More Holiday Shopping Opportunities

Friday, December 13 thru Sunday, December 15

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE at The Club

Presented by Cottage Lane Festivals  

24909 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321
Friday, Dec. 13 – Noon to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15 – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Annual Campaign Wrapping Up

It Just Takes One to Make a Difference
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Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to helping kids:
* stay in school
* be good citizens
* live healthy lifestyles.It just takes ONE person to put a child on the path to a great future. Join us by supporting the 2013 It Just Takes One campaign for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley. You can make a brighter tomorrow for our young people and our community.

 Click here to learn more and make your donation online or call 661-254-CLUB
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Dear friends,

We’re excited that Westfield Valencia Town Center will be the site for our Festival of Trees for the third year. Our hard-working volunteers are busy putting together some spectacular trees. We hope to see you and your family at the Festival, at one of the two magic shows or at the Magic of the Lights Gala on Nov. 23.
Also please consider making a donation toward our Club Family Trees. Each year the Festival raises money to help purchase trees and gifts for needy Club member families. Visit our website for more information.
Please don’t forget to make a donation to our annual campaign “It Just Takes One”. We still haven’t met our goal for the year, so donations are needed now more than ever. Make your tax-deductible donation online before the end of the year.

Remember, Great Futures Start Here.

 

Sincerely,
Jim Ventress
Chief Professional Officer
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley
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