Published: Nov 21, 2012 6:43 AM EST
Updated: Nov 21, 2012 8:31 AM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - From angels to nutcrackers, butterflies to birds, and football helmets to fishing lures, you’re likely to see almost anything adorning the beautiful and creative trees at the sixth annual Festival of Trees!

The festival is held annually at the historic Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, and while this event is free, cash donations are greatly appreciated. All proceeds benefit The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation.

Tree decorators compete for awards like the “Mayor’s Favorite,” “Most Creative,” and “People’s Choice.” Each year, decorators find more unique ways to adorn their trees: Candy, teddy bears, and even paper dolls have rested upon pine branches. Others are decorated more traditionally, with ornaments, ribbons, and bows. Still more are ornamented with more unconventional fare, like power tools, dog toys, and sports memorabilia.

It takes place at 2301 First Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. For more information check out or call (239) 333-1933.

Friday, November 23, 2012
Festival of Trees Opens

Children's Workshop
11 am-8pm | $6.00 per child

Saturday, November 24th
Family Fun Day!
(Indoor/Outdoor event)
10 am - 2 pm
Brunch with Santa $12.00
Children's Workshop $ 6.00
Enjoy both events $15.00

Brunch with Santa to benefit
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Holiday Stroll - Wreath Lighting at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
Jingle Bell Rock
The Nowhere Band (Beatles Tribute band)
Ticket Price & time TBA
Benefiting Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Sunday, November 25th
11 am - 5 pm
Children's Worshop
11 am - 5 pm | $6 per child

November 26th, 27th, 28th
Mon - Wed
11 am - 9 pm

Thursday, November 29th
5 pm - 9 pm

Friday, November 30th
5 pm - 9 pm 

Saturday, December 1, 2012: The Festival of Trees culminates with the glamorous and philanthropic Tux & Trees Gala. Trees will be auctioned during a thrilling live auction to raise money for the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. The Gala also features luxurious silent auction packages, entertainment, and much more!

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