The 27th Annual Long Island Festival of Trees,
November 25, 26 and 27, 2016
Holiday Extravaganza – at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY
Friday and Saturday: 10 am till 6pm
Sunday: 10 am till 5 pm
Cost: Includes entry to the Festival and Cradle of Aviation Museum and the Junior Jet Club
This event is renowned for its spectacular array of designer-decorated trees and gingerbread village. Features continuous live entertainment, Santa, vendor marketplace, children’s activities, Department 56 village and display, and more! All trees and gingerbread are for sale. Visit the CP Nassau Toy and gift shop for great bargains. Santa will be there and great photo opportunities will be everywhere you look! All proceeds raised benefit the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (CP Nassau) and the Cradle of Aviation Museum.
Charles Evdos, Development Director at CP Nassau reports “This Festival is going to be the best ever! The trees are so creative and festive, the entertainment is top-notch, the vendor market place is now actually in the museum so guests can shop and experience all that the Cradle has to offer at the same time! Of course, we’ve got Santa and lots of fun things for the kids and all the kids at heart. We are grateful to all who work so hard to make this event a significant fundraiser for CP Nassau and the Cradle of Aviation.”
The display of 6 ½ ft. trees will amaze you!
These trees are all for sale and, in addition, there will be 300 2 ½ ft trees in all different themes and wreaths and swags for sale with all the proceeds going to CP Nassau.
The sales desk for the large trees will be located right near the gigantic 12 foot tree in the main Festival area. Bids will be taken for all the trees and the tree will be sold on Sunday to the higest bibber. There will be some “buy now” possibilities too!
There will be continuous entertainment including many talented dance and choral groups.See the complete schedule on the website. Liat Gayr, a dancer with Leggz Ltd. Dance of Rockville Centre and a student at Hewlett High School has danced at the Festival of Trees for many years, comments, “As a member of the Leggz ensemble, my participation is a great experience and it helps the cerebral palsy center. How amazing it is for us dancers to get to do what we love and help people with disabilities in the process.” Jade Skinner, a 10 year-old from Hempstead will be dancing at this year’s Festival for the first time says, “ I’m so happy to raise awareness for CP Nassau! I’m a little nervous when I start on the stage but when I am finished, I feel happy and confident!”
Look for lots of costumed characters too!
Decorate a Cookie for Kids
Located in Hangar 2 – kids will have the great opportunity to decorate a cookie with lots of gooey icing and fun toppings! Let’s see how creative you can be!
Culinary students from the Barry Tech Institute in Westbury are creating original gingerbread creations!
This amazing shop will be filled to the brim with pieces that collectors will love including many hard- to-find and retired pieces! Great prices on all! The display is truly beautiful and will be a joy to behold! 100% of the proceeds from the shop go directly to programs and services at CP Nassau! Thank you to Schimmenti Construction for their sponsorship of this shop!
There will be lots of vendors selling all sorts of great items and you can do all your holiday shopping at the Festival and avoid the lines at the Mall and find terrific things at great prices!
With paid admission, children will get to decorate a gingerbread cookie with all sorts of fun trimmings in the cookie area. Entrance to the Cradle of Aviation Museum is included with paid admission to the Festival. The ticket to enter the museum normally costs $14 so guests are truly getting a real bargain while helping raise funds for 2 great organizations and having an enjoyable time!