21 E 2nd St. Ocean Isle Beach NC
This year, the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach is hosting a Festival of Trees. The trees will be displayed throughout the museum’s galleries from November 21 (soft opening) through December 14, 2019. The Grand Opening of the Festival of Trees occurs on Holiday Night at the Museum on November 29 – a special event that includes holiday elves, a tree for children to decorate, holiday stories for children, food from the Dawg Wagon, Makai beer, wine, soft drinks, and live music provided by Opportunity Rocks.
For the Festival of Trees, artificial trees provided by the museum will be sponsored and decorated by ten local organizations. Decorated trees will be placed in a silent auction. Each tree sponsor will receive in full the highest bid amount on its tree. Silent auction winners will get a decorated tree to take home. Each tree will include decorations, tree skirt, tree topper, and LED lights.
The following organizations are this year’s tree sponsors: Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, Brunswick County Literacy Council, Brunswick Environmental Action Team, Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization, Ocean Isle Habitat Re-Store, Ocean Isle Property Owners Association, Oceans Massage and Skin Care, Ocean Ridge Charities Organization, Paws-Ability, and With My Sisters.
Museum members and visitors to the museum during the Festival of Trees will receive a voting ballot to use to vote for their favorite tree. Additional voting ballots may be purchased in the museum’s gift shop: 1 vote for $1; 6 votes for $5; 12 votes for $10.
The Festival of Trees provides a wonderful opportunity to support the Museum of Coastal Carolina. It also provides an opportunity for local organizations to benefit from community exposure.
The Festival of Trees will be open to the public during the Museum’s seasonal operating hours – Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00-3:00 and extended hours on Saturdays from 10:00-5:00. Museum admission is free for members. Non-member admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-579-1016.