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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 2017

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

  • Festival Forest

  • Santa's Village

  • Ice Skating Rink for the kids

  • Grand Festival Hall

  • Christmas Shoppe & Vendor Booths

FESTIVAL SHOWCASE:

Step into a world of glittering Christmas trees as you experience the Vero Beach community’s welcome to the holidays, our 20th annual Festival of Trees "Sugar & Spice." 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 ages 2-12: $5 (under age of 2 free entry) 
Note: there will also be a $3 skate rental fee for kids who would like to skate on the synthetic ice rink.
 

Saturday, NOVEMBER 18, all day 10AM-8PM

Saturday, November 18 4pm-8pm is FAMILY NIGHT
with live entertainment, free pizza and other giveaways for the children (Star Sponsor Bill & Mary Ann Becker and pizza donated by CAPS Pizza).

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 10am-4pm

SILENT AUCTION ONLINE BIDDING: Click Here


GALA PREVIEW PARTY: Friday, NOVEMBER 17, 6PM-10PM

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

Festival EVENTS & Entertainment Schedule

SATURDAY & SUNDAY ON OUTSIDE STAGE:
10AM Festival of Trees Workshop Students
11AM Santa’s Elves
12PM Pirates of Penzance JR
1PM Santa’s Elves
2PM A Christmas Story Cast
3PM Santa’s Elves

FAMILY NIGHT! SATURDAY 4P-8PM:
Free pizza and treats for kids (while supplies last)!
A Christmas Story preview: 5pm, 6pm and 7pm

CHOIRS & BANDS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18:
11:30AM “Encore” Sebastian River High School
12:30PM To be announced
1:30PM The Gifford Youth Orchestra
2:30PM Hand Bell Choir (First United Methodist Church)
3:30PM Vero Beach Choral Society

CHOIRS & BAND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19:
1:30PM Unitarian Church
2PM THE DOLLS
2:30PM Suzy Reiser’s Piano Students
3PM Treasure Coast Chorale

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THE FESTIVAL HAS EXPANDED THROUGHOUT THE RIVERSIDE THEATRE CAMPUS!

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FUN-FILLED ACTIVITY AREAS:


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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.


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SANTA'S VILLAGE

This outdoor area is open all weekend and 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 18th, 4pm-8pm

Free Snack, Beverage and Candy for the KIDS while supplies last! Have a blast in Santa's Village under the oak trees, in front of Riverside Theatre. Visit Santa in his Vero Beach Workshop and enoy holiday lights, decorations, live entertainment, games & prizes, and children's ice skating rink!  (There will be a $3 skate rental fee). Fire-grilled sandwiches, full bar and other treats available for purchase. Call 772-231-6990 for more information. Pizza donated by CAPS Pizza.

Star sponsor: Bill & Mary Ann Becker


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Grand Festival Hall

Riverside Theatre’s main building will be a hub of activity with the Community Stage on the Waxlax Stage, with performances by local choirs.


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Christmas Shoppe

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

PLUS... VENDOR BOOTHS

 


Breakfast with Santa

November 18 & 19 at 9 am (Reservations required in advance)
Adult $22 | Child $18 (3 and under free)

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


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THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 FESTIVAL OF TREE SPONSORS

(List as of November 11, 2017)

STAR LEVEL SPONSOR:
Bill and Mary Ann Becker

ELF LEVEL SPONSOR:
George E. Warren Corporation

REINDEER LEVEL SPONSORS:
The Minotty Family Foundation
The Ueltschi Family
The Catering Revolution

SUGAR & SPICE LEVEL SPONSORS:
Mrs. Herman F. Becker
Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty
J. Scott Beckwith IV Family
Treasure Coast Sotheby's International Realty
Boston Barricade
White Glove Moving and Storage

SLEIGH LEVEL SPONSOR:
Robin LLoyd & Associates, P.A.
Vero Beach Magazine

TREE LEVEL SPONSORS:
Brown & Brown Insurance
Dental Partners of Vero Beach
Disney Vacation Club
Betty Foster
Girard Equipment, Inc. 
Indian River Medical Center
Rosato Plastic Surgery Center
Premier Estate Properties
Sebastian River Medical Center
Sea Turtle Real Estate
Treasure Coast Dermatology

WREATH LEVEL SPONSOR:
Casp Baby Mommy and Me Boutique
Dr. Arthur LaBella
Lyn and Richard Law
WaWa
Mulligan's Beach House

IN KIND SPONSORS:
Vero Beach Magazine
White Glove Moving and Storage
The Catering Revolution
Boston Barricade
Cravings

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 DESIGNERS:

BARBARA WOODWARD

LYN LAW

NANCY LARGE

ALWAYS IN BLOOM FLORISTS

MONICA ANDERSON

PATRICIA ASHBY

BALLET VERO BEACH

MARLINA BADENHOP

ALISSA BATES

KIM & KRISTI BECKETT

ANDREA MOSSMAN BECK INTERIOR DESIGNS

BECKMANN FAMILY

SUSAN BILLERO & HOLLIE BILLERO

BULDO OF BILLERO & BILLERO PROPERTIES

LAURA BOZETSKI

BRITTANY PASTIR

MARY CABLE

ANNA MARIE CABLE

JUDE CAROLE

XIANG CHEN

VERO BEACH EMAIL MARKETING

EARLY EDUCATION CENTER OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

ELIZABETH CULLEN

BRITTANY FLOYD

PADRICA DAVIS, TRINITY

OMNISCIENT CARE, INC.

FLAMETREE CLAY ART GALLERY ARTISTS: RAE MARIE CRISEL, KEKO EKONOMOU, HEIDI HILL, KIM MAYO, VAL RISHER, MARIA SPARSIS, GINNY PIECH STREET

FAYE ESTES

SHANNAN ESTES

HUTCHINSONS FLORAL

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GIRARD EQUIPMENT, INC. & DECORATED BY TRADEWINDS RESTAURANT

LISA GRANDAGE

SHERI HALE

LIZ HANCOCK, ONCE UPON A TEA PARTY

MARY GERKEN, MG DESIGNS

JESSICA HATMAKER

RUTH ANN HOLT, WILD IRISH GROVE STUDIO

JONES CREEK

CAROL KANAREK

DIVINE INSPIRATIONS BY JANINE LONG

INGRID GRUBB

DEBBIE PARISEAU

BRITTANY O’NEAL

MEREDITH PLANK

TARA LUTON

S & K LIMITED

SHEILA SACKMAN

KATHY SCURES-GUTIERREZ

SOPHIE SPINELLI

HEATHER SULTZMAN

ROBYN FLICK

VERO BEACH HARDWARE

KARI THOMPSON

VERO BEACH ART CLUB, BOBBIE MATUS

QUENTIN WALTER, STOUTHOUSE

COLLEEN WIXON

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARIOTT

VERO BEACH

STEPHANIE ELLIOT

ELIZABETH RYAN

CODY ESTES

EMERY ESTES

JANE STERNBERG

SARA STERNBERG

MORGAN GOETZFRIED

JACKIE ERNEY

LORI G EMERY

GARDEN CLUB OF INDIAN RIVER

COUNTY-ALAMANDA CIRCLE: HELENA PEARSON, DEBRA LEONE, SUZY RANDALL

ELEGANCE BY THE SEA

NICOLE LEVY

JEAN CLARK

DILLARD’S VERO BEACH

THE SWEET PICKLEDILLIES