It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the Burlington Performing Arts Centre (BPAC) will be aglow with its 6th Annual Festival of Trees, once again sponsored by Canadian Tire – Burlington Stores, from November 23rd to December 17th.
Local businesses have sponsored and generously decorated 30 6-foot, pre-lit artificial trees, which will light up BPAC’s Family Lobby for four weeks, until their silent auction ‘winners’ take them home for the holidays. Trees may be viewed during regular box office hours, which are Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 4pm, as well as one hour prior to each live performance.
Patrons have the chance to take home one of 30 beautifully decorated trees, including all decorations and ‘gifts’ by entering the Silent Auction. Simply visit BPAC to see the trees and place your bid by 8pm on Saturday, December 17th. The minimum bid for one of these festively decorative trees is $10, and all proceeds support the efforts and initiatives of the charitable, not-for-profit Burlington Performing Arts Centre.
“No bid is too generous, when it comes to supporting the arts and local talent,” says BPAC Executive Director Tammy Fox. “This year, more than any other, we will benefit from music, laughter, art, and drama to celebrate the holiday season, as we emerge from the pandemic. This is a chance to help artists and arts audiences flourish in our community. Thanks go to the local businesses who have generously sponsored trees this year. They are all stepping up to support the arts in our community and we hope that our patrons will in turn support their businesses this holiday season and beyond.”
Once again this year, Canadian Tire – Burlington Stores’ vintage truck will be in the BPAC Lobby, serving as a collection depot for donated toys, which will be shared with community groups in need. As always, gifts and pajamas for teens are most needed.
This year’s Festival of Trees will compliment a variety of live performances being offered by BPAC, including State Ballet Theatre Ukraine: THE NUTCRACKER, The Jimmy Stahl Big Band: A SWINGIN’ BIG BAND CHRISTMAS, SEÁN CULLEN’S CHRISTMAS COMEDY COCKTAIL, and NATALIE MacMASTER: A Celtic Family Christmas.
Thank you to our 2022 Festival of Trees Sponsors:
Aldershot Village BIA; American Women’s Club of Southern Ontario; Bubbles and Blow Beauty Bar; Burlington Gazette; Burlington Today; Frederikse Law; Gem Limousine; Get in the Loop; Gifford Insurance; Global Citizen; Joe Apps Technology; Joelle’s; Laurel Steel; Long & McQuade; Molinaro Group; Mercedes-Benz Burlington; Museums of Burlington; PV&V Insurance Centre; Royal Botanical Gardens; Son of a Peach Pizzeria/The Sunshine Doughnut Co.; Spa in the Village; Team Logue Realty; Teen Tour Band; The Cover Guy; Thrive Massage Therapy and Wellness; Winning & Associates IG Private Wealth Management.
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
6th Annual Festival of Trees
Sponsored by Canadian Tire – Burlington Stores
November 23 to December 27, 2022
Monday – Saturday from 12pm to 4pm and one hour prior to each performance.