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Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (SBDAC) present the 17th Annual Festival of Trees, November 30th – December 3, 2023. This annual fundraiser has become a holiday tradition in Southwest Florida for thousands of families. Publix Super Markets Charities is this year’s presenting sponsor with a financial gift of $17,500 to help make it possible.

The 4-day event ushers in the holidays at the SBDAC located at 2301 First Street in the River District of Fort Myers. Throughout the Festival of Trees event, the public can view the beautifully decorated trees, purchase raffle tickets, and vote for their favorites.
Area businesses sponsor and decorate 7-foot and 9-foot Christmas trees, each with a theme and retail value in décor and gifts between $1,750 and $2,000+. Raffle Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25, 10 for $50, and 25 for $100.

On the last day of the event, one winning ticket for each tree is selected and is announced “live” on Facebook. The trees are then carefully wrapped with all their gifts and goodies and are delivered to the winners’ homes thanks to sponsorship from Two Men & a Truck. It only takes one ticket to win. The raffle tickets can be purchased at the event or online.
In addition to the tree raffle, Festival of Trees participants can enjoy the official wreath lighting by the Mayor, a free outdoor concert by Rosaline on Friday and Lee Schools Holiday Showcase on Saturday, Santa’s Block Party, entertainment, pictures with Santa and a children’s workshop.

Tickets to the event can be purchased in advance at: https://www.sbdac.com/. For Festival of Trees 2023 at a Glance visit: fortmyersfestivaloftrees.com