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The Festival of Trees is the annual event ushering in the holiday season statewide.  Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, the Festival features a magnificent display of decorated trees and wreaths, offers special holiday events, and hosts thousands of visitors each year.

The Festival is made possible through the support of the community.  Hundreds of volunteers help organize and run the events; businesses and individuals sponsor trees and wreaths, which are decorated by artisans who donate their time and talent.  At the close of the Festival, the trees and wreaths are then delivered to the sponsor’s selected destination, which is often another nonprofit organization.

FESTIVAL OF TREES– NEW CASTLE COUNTY Cokesbury Village, 726 Loveville Road, Hockessin, Delaware Sponsors include:  Delaware Today, WJBR, and Hopkins & Sons, Inc., Hockessin Community News, and Middletown Transcript

General Admission November 16-18, open 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day for general admission. $6 Adults, $4 Seniors & Students (Ample Parking, Shuttle Service, Candy Cane Café, Vendors, Bake Shop, Raffles) Information:  Call 302-479-2577 or visit

Bubbles and Bidding Friday, November 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $40 per person until November 9, $50 after Silent and Live Auctions , Champagne Drinks and Wine, Entertainment, and Raffles. Celebrate the season among beautifully decorated trees.

Holly Jolly Holiday Wine Tasting Presented by Deerfield Fine Wines & Spirits Saturday, November 17, 5:00-7:00 p.m. $30 per person until November 9, $40 after A Toast to the Season!  Visit the Festival of Trees Wine Tasting and enjoy a selection of fine wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres.  Visit the wine store where you can purchase a bottle to bring home.  Must be 21 to attend.

Family Fun Day Sunday, November 18, 12:00-3:00 p.m. Children $8;  Adults $6 Family and friends are invited for a fun-filled day of craft-making with our friends from the Brandywine Traveling Zoo, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Hagley Museum and Winterthur Museum.  Games and entertainment.   Family photos or photos with Santa.  Raffle items just for kids.

FESTIVAL OF TREES– KENT COUNTY Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover, Delaware Silver Sponsor:  Bayhealth Medical Center; Media Sponsors:  Comcast Cable and Delaware Today

General Admission November 19-20, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. November 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving November 23, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. November 24, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. November 25, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Night of Lights Cocktail Reception Tuesday, November 20, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. $30 per person; $50 per couple. Reservations:  302-678-4448 A silent auction with holiday-related items and collectibles.  Hors d’oeuvres.  Cash Bar.

FESTIVAL OF TREES – SUSSEX COUNTY Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

General Admission Free to the public Vendors available all weekend selling a unique selection of items

Saturday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Santa will be available.  Feel free to bring your camera.

Sunday, December 9, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Vendors

Friday Night Extravaganza Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $40 per person  (No tickets at door.)

Wine Tasting Saturday, December 8, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $15 per person (Tickets available at door.)

About Delaware Hospice Since 1982, Delaware Hospice has provided exceptional care and support to 41,5000 patients and their families.  Its mission is to help each patient, each day, live the fullest, most comfortable life possible.  Delaware Hospice is the largest and only licensed, nonprofit, community-based hospice serving Delaware and southern Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania.    Delaware Hospice is honored to be accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s leading health care standards-setting and accrediting organization.  Delaware Hospice was voted as a 2012 Top Workplace in an employee survey by Workplace Dynamics and the News Journal.  For more information about Delaware Hospice’s programs and services, upcoming events, or employment opportunities, call 800-838-9800 or visit our website,

MEDIA CONTACT:  Beverly Crowl, 302-547-1816,