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‘Festival of Trees’ Opens at Pella Opera House

Friday is opening night for the Festival of Trees at the Pella Opera House. The annual Christmas display features dozens of decorated trees, along with other holiday-themed items, and a silent auction that serves as a fundraiser for the Pella Opera House. The silent auction closes on December 4th. Natalie Wesemann, President of the Partners Committee at the Pella Opera House tells KNIA/KRLS News a wide variety of holiday-themed items will be on display.

“There are some really creative ones [displays],” says Wesemann. “Zach Vander Horst made one out of a welded bicycle that you’ll have to come out and see. There are also traditional displays too. We’ve got a lot of other things like baskets and stockings, as well as a lot of gift ideas too.”

The Festival of Trees features an open house from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Friday, with a reception from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A “Family Night” has also been planned for Monday, November 23rd from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. that will include craft opportunities for children, as well as a chance to have their picture taken with Santa. The Festival of Trees display is open to the public Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., except for Thursdays, when it is open from noon to 6:00 p.m.