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3250 Riverside Park Drive
Vero Beach, FL 32963
United States

(772) 231-6990

Riverside Theatre is a regionally producing theatre affiliated with Actor's Equity Association, The League of Resident Theatres, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists. Riverside Children's Theatre, the educational arm of Riverside, offers classes, camps, and training opportunities in the areas of theatre, dance, music, and video for all ages on a year round basis.

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Festival of Trees

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festival of trees 2016

New! The festival has expanded throughout the Riverside Campus with 5 fun-filled magical areas for all ages! This family friendly event supports the education and outreach programs of Riverside Children’s Theatre.

  • Festival Forest

  • Winter Gardens

  • Santa's Village

  • Ice Skating Rink for the kids

  • Grand Festival Hall & Expo

  • Christmas Shoppe & Vendor Booths

  • Silent Auction

FESTIVAL SHOWCASE:

Step into a world of glittering Christmas trees as you experience the Vero Beach community’s welcome to the holidays, our 19th annual Festival of Trees "STARRY, STARRY NIGHT." This year’s theme, will be reflected in each creative design. Designer decorated trees, wreaths and Santa's Village are some of the highlights along with holiday shopping, children’s activities, live entertainment, food and drinks, a community songfest, and some new surprises soon to be announced – as this year's festival expands across the entire Riverside Theatre campus. 

ADMISSION FEE: $10
KIDS UNDER 12: $5
(there will also be a $3 skate rental fee for kids who would like to skate on the synthetic ice rink)

Saturday, NOVEMBER 19, all day 10AM-8PM
(FAMILY NIGHT is 4pm-8pm with entertainment, free pizza and other giveaways for the children...sponsored by the George E. Warren Corporation)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 10am-5pm


GALA PREVIEW PARTY: Friday, NOVEMBER 18, 6PM-10PM

The Gala Preview Party kicks off Festival of Trees weekend with a festive cocktail buffet, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, a holiday sing-a-long and the opening of silent auction bidding on the decorated trees. Plus a special rock'n holiday performance of the wildly popular Howl at the Moon dueling pianos music show. 

Festival EVENTS & Entertainment Schedule

Choirs & ENTERTAINMENT on the
Community Stage IN THE WAXLAX THEATRE

SAT. 1PM: Sebastian Charter Junior High School
SAT. 3PM: Exceptional Theatre Company
SAT. 4PM: Unitarian Church

SUN. 1:30PM: Suzy Riser’s Piano Students
SUN. 2:30PM: Vero Beach High School

Saturday Family Night
4:00pm • 5:00pm • 6:00pm • 7:00pm
Elf Jr Cast

EXPOS IN THE STARK THEATRE:

SAT. 11:30AM: "Designing Wreaths" by Vero Beach Florist
SAT. 12:30PM: "Preparing Holiday Dinner for Large Groups" by The Catering Revolution
SAT. 1:30PM: "Quick & Easy Holiday Centerpieces" by Monti’s Floral
SAT. 3:00PM: "Gingerbread Decorating" Michael’s Arts & Crafts
SAT. 4:30PM" "DIY Holiday Bow Design" Michael’s Arts & Crafts

Entertainment on the Outside Stage IN SANTAS VILLAGE
Saturday & Sunday

Live Performances from Riverside Students: 10:00am • 12:00pm  2:00pm
Live Performances from Riverside Apprentices: 11:00am • 1:00pm • 3:00pm

VIDEO

 
 

Photos


THE FESTIVAL HAS EXPANDED THROUGHOUT THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE CAMPUS!

5 FUN-FILLED ACTIVITY AREAS!


FESTIVAL FOREST

Riverside Children’s Theatre is transformed into a magical forest with over 50 beautifully decorated trees that will be available to purchase during our silent auction all weekend long.  Designers from all over the area volunteer their time, talent and treasure to create these unique, holiday masterpieces. Vendors selling holiday decor and much more are spread throughout the Forest. The gingerbread village, a magical mix of large and small creations, is always a focal point in the display area and completes any home holiday décor.


SANTA'S VILLAGE

This NEW outdoor area will feature family activities: the candy cane cafe, arts & crafts, games & prizes, musical performances, a synthetic skating rink all day, and Santa himself for a photo opportunity. So, kids prepare your list for Santa! (There will be a $3 skate rental fee)


FESTIVAL FAMILY NIGHT
Saturday November 19th, 4pm-8pm

FREE PIZZA, HOT COCOA and CANDY for the KIDS! Have a blast in Santa's Village under the oak trees, in front of Riverside Theatre. Visit Santa in his Vero Beach Workshop! Plus enjoy holiday lights, decorations, live entertainment, fire-grilled sandwiches, full bar, games & prizes, and children's ice skating rink!  (There will be a $3 skate rental fee). Call 772-231-6990 for more information.

FAMILY NIGHT IS SPONSORED BY GEORGE E. WARREN


Grand Festival Hall & Expo

Riverside Theatre’s main building will be a hub of activity with the Hall of Wreaths, the Community Stage on the Waxlax Stage, with performances by local choirs, and classes and demonstrations of holiday projects by local artisans on the Stark Stage. 


Christmas Shoppe

The ever-popular Christmas Shoppe is the one stop location for unique gifts, gourmet cheeses, jellies, and holiday cheer.


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WINTER GARDENS

New this year, Winter Gardens will be an exclusive area showcasing holiday plants, outdoor decorations and a fun family activity and photo area.


Breakfast with Santa

November 19 & 20 at 9 am

This annual treat for the whole family includes a visit with Ole St. Nick, musical performances, and a delectable full catered breakfast. Plus... admission to the Festival of Trees showcase is included. 


THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 FESTIVAL OF TREE SPONSORS


FAMILY NIGHT
George E. Warren Corporation

FESTIVAL LIGHTING
Bill & Mary Ann Becker

FESTIVAL PREMIER GALA
Serena H. Krohn

SANTA'S VILLAGE
Boston Barricade

PREMIERE GALA MENU
The Catering Revolution

THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPE
The Ueltschi Family

FESTIVAL PUBLICITY
Page 2 Design

THE COMMUNITY STAGE
The Minotty Family Foundation

CANDY CANE CAFE
Indian River Medical Center

ENTERTAINMENT
Sofia Blanchard

SANTA'S WORKSHOP
Route 60 Genesis

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES
Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty

FAMILY PHOTO AREA
White Glove Moving and Storage

HALL OF WREATHS
Robin Lloyd & Associates, PA

FESTIVAL MAP
Treasure Coast Sotheby's
International Realty

TREE
Brown & Brown Insurance Company
Casp Baby
Dental Partners of Vero Beach
Disney's Vero Beach Resort
Betty Foster
Michael & Mary Anne Garavaglia
Meg Hickey, M&M Group Remax Associated Realty
Indian River Exchange Packers
Dr. Arthur A. LaBella
Le Classique Jewelers
Premier Estate Properties
The Rosato Plastic Surgery Center
Sebastian River Medical Center
Dr. John and Lisa Sarbak
SunTrust Bank
Treasure Coast Dermatolgy
Vero Chemical Distributors
Wild Irish Grove Studio
Wilmington Trust, N.A.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Peggy and Bill Chadwick
The Moorings Realty Sales Co.
Wawa

FESTIVAL FAVORS
Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill

Special Recognition to the following
for their support:
Cap’s Pizza • Einstein Bros. Bagels • Image360

DESIGNERS

Short Trees
Santa’s Starry Night Flight designed by Ruth Ann Holt
Little Star designed by Ruth Ann Holt
Barking with the Stars designed by Catalina Pines
Whimsical Christmas designed by Suzanne Karr
Stars and Angels à la Van Gogh designed by Stouthouse
Nutcracker designed by Once Upon a Tea Party,
     Liz Hancock & Mary Gerkan, MG Designs
Reaching for the Stars designed by Andrea DeCrescenzo, Exceptional Theatre Company
Let It Snow designed by Ellen Jones
For the Birds designed by Nancy Gilbertson & Lynn Parker
Home for Christmas designed by Nicole Levy
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (and Stars) designed by Colleen Wixon
A Snowy Night Under the Stars designed by Colleen Wixon
A Van Gogh Christmas designed by Kim and Kristi Beckett
Knitting Into The Mystery designed by The Prayerful Knitting Group at the Center for Spiritual Care
Star Light, Star Bright designed by Michael’s Arts & Crafts, Alissa Bates
Sparkle designed by Jewel Blakeslee
Christmas Spirit designed by Jewel Blakeslee
A Vero Beach Christmas designed by Jessica Bezak
A Red & Gold Christmas designed by Lisa Bezak

Tall Trees 
O’ Christmas Tree designed by Gary Snow A.I.F.D. and Robert Lee, Always in Bloom
Vincent Von Gogho-ho-ho designed by Kathy Shain & Alyssa Hiser, Something Special Floral Boutique
Blue and White Under the Starlight designed by Kate O‘Dare and Decor Envy, coming soon to downtown Vero
Artist by the Shore designed by the Vero Beach Art Club
Aladdin Arabian Nights designed by Riverside Children’s Theatre Moms
Every Good Gift Comes from the Father of Lights designed by Wendy Mcloughlin
The Grinch Stole Christmas designed by Kathy Scures-Gutierrez, DDS
Bling designed by Padrica Davis
Night Stars designed by Flametree Clay Art Gallery
Golden Girl designed by Sara Campbell, LTD
Star of Wonder designed by Janine Long
Starry Night designed by Carter’s Children Outlet
Artisan Nights-Time Honored Craftsmanship to Accompany a Timeless Tradition designed by Ceramic Matrix
Peace on Earth designed by Dillards
The Golden Days of Tennis designed by Robyn Nolan and Kristin Hazelton
Holiday Shimmer designed by Nicole Levy
This is Christmas designed by M.C. Gorman
Shining Bright in Second Grade designed by NCCS             
Second Grade 2016:  Ashley Dowdell, Wendy McGarland, Julie Ried, Monica Sherill
Up On The Rooftop designed by Billero & Billero Properties, Susan Billero & Hollie Billero-Buldo
Starry Starry Night Through Our Eyes designed by Milestones Developmental Center for Autism of IRC
Starry Starry Students designed by Ashley Dowdell
Star Bright designed by Gallery 14
Artists by the Shore designed by Bobbie Matus
The Whimsical Side of Darkness designed by Melinda Hernandez
Where Coastal Life Begins design by Sea Turtle Real Estate

Hall of Wreaths
Ring of Stars designed by Ruth Ann Holt
Starry Starry Night designed by Chris Loftus
Starry Vero Christmas designed by Hutchinson’s Floral Artistry
Cozy Supper Under the Stars designed by Elizabeth D. Kennedy & Co., Missi Ruthenberger
Sea of Dreams designed by Juliana Young
Starry Night Owls designed by Wilma Connell
Snowflake Delight designed by Paula Barger
Whimsical Christmas designed by Suzanne Karr
Pair of Wreaths designed by Nicole Levy
Christmas Time at the Beach designed by S&K LTD
The Sea Under the Stars designed by Exclusively Coastal, Elizabeth Ryan
Star Bright Elegance designed by Elegance by the Sea
Artisan Nights-Time Honored Craftsmanship to Accompany a Timeless Tradition designed by Ceramic Matrix
O’ Star of Wonder designed by Mary Ann Garavaglia
Starry Night Private Party at Lazy Daisy or The Gazebo or Otter Brown or Tusk donated by Dan and Julie Knight designed by Charlotte Shea and Diane Feeley

Gingerbread Houses
Oh Starry Starry Night in Bethlehem designed by Marlina Badenhop
Have Yourself A Starry Little Christmas designed by Marlina Badenhop
Starry Night at the Beach House designed by Shannan Estes
Starfish Island House designed by Faye D. Estes
The Stars at Night designed by Jessica and Brie Gould
Heaven on Earth designed by Up Cycle It! Store Artists
Peace and Unity designed by Michael‘s Arts & Crafts, Brittany Oneal
Grand Harbor’s Sweetopia designed by Edwin Rivera, Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars designed by Early Education Center Pre-Kindergarten Class
Artisan Nights-Time Honored Craftsmanship to Accompany a Timeless Tradition designed by Ceramic Matrix

Menorah
Night-Star Menorah designed by Maria Sparsis, Tea and Chi