Chesapeake Cancer Alliance’s 7th Annual Festival of Trees comes to the Bel Air Armory Nov. 23 – 25



The Chesapeake Cancer Alliance’s 7th Annual Festival of Trees opens this week at the Bel Air Armory. Here are the details:


Come celebrate the 7th annual Chesapeake Cancer Alliance Festival of Trees, a two (2) day Christmas wonderland of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. Holiday boutiques, crafts, fresh greens, refreshments and children’s crafts and games will be featured. Scheduled events include a Wine Down, a Family Breakfast with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus and a puppet show.


The Bel Air Armory will be filled with beautiful, decorated trees ranging in sizes from miniature to 7 feet tall. An added attraction this year is everlasting wreaths. Local community organizations, businesses, and designers have donated, designed and decorated the trees and wreaths. A silent auction of the trees will be held all weekend, ending November 25 at 3 p.m.

Special events and activities are featured for the entire family, including decorated Gingerbread houses on display, fresh greens and wreaths, bake table, live entertainment and a lunch cafe and gift boutiques. Face painting, craft activities and a puppet show are planned for children.

The 2012 CCA Festival of Trees benefits Upper Chesapeake Health’s Cancer LifeNet Programs which offer prevention, education, counseling and supportive care services to cancer patients and their families.


The event starts with a Wine Down preview party Friday night:

“A Festival of Trees Preview Party”

When: Friday, November 23, 2012
Where: Bel Air Armory

Visit the CCA Festival of Trees “Wine Down” Social, after work or shopping on Friday, November 23, 5pm – 8 pm at the Bel Air Armory. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, while sipping a glass of wine, listening to music by Jon Sobis and previewing this year’s decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. A Silent Auction and “Buy It Now Sale” of the Christmas trees and wreaths, decorated by local groups, will commence and continue throughout the weekend. Do not miss this wonderful event to benefit the Cancer LifeNet Program at Upper Chesapeake Health. Tickets are $15 prior to the event, $20 at the door. Tickets are at Heartbeat, Preston’s Stationery, La Chic Salon or 410-838-4273 (all areas), 443-502-2242 (Havre de Grace only). For more information call Kathleen Fox 410-838-4273 or email
Schedule of events:

November 24, 8 – 10 am: Breakfast with Santa at Applebee’s, Bel Air, Md.
November 24, 10 – 6 pm: CCA Festival of Trees at Bel Air Armory
November 25, 10 – 4 pm: CCA Festival of Trees at Bel Air Armory
Admission: $6:00 (children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult)
2012 Festival of Trees Coupon



Schedule of Entertainment:


When: Saturday, November 24
11 am: Storytime with Mrs. Claus
12 pm: Hoppin’ Hawks Jump Ropers
1:15 & 2:15: Ryan Kilcoyne School of Irish Dancing
10am-5pm: Harford County Reading Council free books for children

When: Sunday, November 25
1pm & 2:30 pm – Professor Horn’s Magic Show


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