Gualala Arts’ Annual Festival of Trees is held every year on the Friday and Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, kicking off the holiday season on the Mendonoma Coast. The annual tree lighting ceremony with caroling is Friday evening at 5 pm. Santa Claus visits throughout both days.
Artists and food artisans fill the Arts Center with handcrafted goods, homemade jams, mustards, olive oils, and the like wonderful gift items to choose from just before the holidays! Children love shopping at the Kid’s Depot, where they can choose gifts for their family and friends from lightly loved donated items that fall within a child’s budget. Uncle Sus’s Attic offers adults the same experience, with a collection of carefully curated artwork, fine furnishings, small appliances and more!
Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shoppe is filled with home-baked goodies such as candies,pies and cookies made from family recipes, a great addition to the holiday weekend dessert tables when family and friends abound!
Ornate Christmas trees decorate the Coleman Hall stage and are available for purchase, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making a list of children’s wants and wishes throughout both days of this old fashioned, Winter Wonderland event! It’s cozy, cheerful fun for the family that puts everyone in the holiday mood!