Published: Nov 30, 2013 9:49 AM EST
Updated: Nov 30, 2013 10:07 AM EST

Fort Myers, Fla. -- Goodwill's annual Festival of Trees showcase opened Friday. Twenty-six trees, beautifully decorated by local businesses, are on display at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the historic Fort Myers River District. The trees will be available for viewing through December 6th.

Saturday is Family Fun Day, beginning with brunch with Santa at 10AM continuing through 2PM. The cost is $12 per person. The children's workshop runs from 10AM-5PM and costs $6 per child (free for accompanying adult). If you choose to do the brunch and workshop, the cost is $15. Photos with Santa are also available from 10AM-2PM.

The Festival of Trees culminates with the Tux and Trees Gala on Saturday, December 7th. The trees will be auctioned off. The Gala begins at 6:30PM. Tickets are $100 per person.

All proceeds benefit Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, which helped approximately 30,000 southwest Floridians last year.

For tickets visit or call 239-333-1933.