By Carly Martin, Staff Writer
The Festival of Trees occurs every year. It is a three day event which was held from Tuesday, November 29th to Thursday, December 1st. It happened at the Vacaville Skating Center. Many people came to view the 50 Christmas trees and 50 mini table top trees made by various businesses. The trees were all individually decorated, typically with a theme. Not only were there trees, but also baked goods and crafts like wreaths, centerpieces, and ornaments. This is all for charity and is hosted by the Opportunity House. The Opportunity House gives the homeless and the needy a chance to get back on their feet and stay successful. Entry was a donation of any amount. A semi-formal dinner and a live auction was held to auction off the trees to benefit Opportunity House. Many groups came to contribute. Local churches and multiple school choirs and bands performed to fill the air with holiday cheer. Even Santa and Mrs. Claus were there for photo opportunities for the little (and big) ones.