2019 Christmas Tree Festival

Week of Events

**Please note location changes **

All events except Pass the Purse will be at

The Best Western University Inn

& Conference Center in Clemson

1310 Tiger Blvd

Pass the Purse will be at The Madren Center, 

Clemson University, 230 Madren Center Drive

TITLE SPONSORS

Oconee Federal Charitable Foundation

Best Western University Inn & Conference Center

 

Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation

(864) 885-7912

            

FREE EVENTS

HOLIDAY MARKET, COOKIE WALK, BISTRO,

SANTA’S SURPRISES AND

 TREE VIEWING

Tuesday,  December 3 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday,   December 4  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 5   10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Holiday Market

Our Holiday Market is a highly anticipated and popular part of the Christmas Tree Festival.  This year,our holiday market area will be packed with hundreds of items donated by talented local artisans and crafters.  Unique knitted and crocheted wearables, wooden pieces, jewelry, handbags, pottery and Christmas ornaments will be available for sale.  There will be seasonal sections featuring unique wreaths, ceramics and one-of-a-kind items just right for you or someone dear to you.  Once again this year, we will have adorable, affordable items suitable for teachers, mail carriers or bridge club member gifts.  We have also purchased some adorable Christmas items that we know our customers are going to love.  Arrive early for best selections and make plans now to select gifts to have on hand throughout the coming year. 

To donate handmade crafts, contact OMH Foundation at 885-7912.

Cookie Walk

Nothing says Christmas like homemade cookies, candies and pastries.  But why bake them yourself when there are so many family favorites and fancy specialties that you can choose from right here?  Check out the selections and fill up a container (that we provide) with delectable choices.  Cookies are $8 per pound and $5 per half-pound.  These treats make great hostess gifts or terrific time-savers for your own entertaining. 

 

To donate your favorite cookies, please contact Phyllis Grayson, phyllislgrayson@gmail.com, or Kim Myrvold, kimmyrvold@yahoo.com

Butter Braids and Bistro

Delicious, frozen Butter Braids – bake-yourself treats are certain to have your holiday guests begging for more!  These delectable pastries will convince friends and family you are the best baker they know.  Butter Braids come in assorted flavors and are $14 each.  Half of the purchase price goes directly to support Hospice of the Foothills.  Large quantities will be on hand throughout the festival. 

 

Freshly brewed coffees, along with tasty pastry samples will be available for your enjoyment in the Bistro area throughout the week.  You can sit and relax, while visiting with your friends!

For more information on ordering Butter Braids throughout the year, call Sandee Schreiber-O’Neill at 864 723-4412. 

Santa’s Surprises

Throughout the Festival, tickets are available for a Santa Surprise!  This year, themed gift baskets will be filled with incredible items – large and small.  Simply place your ticket in a container next to the gift basket you would most like to win.  On Thursday afternoon, one winning ticket will be drawn for each basket.  You do not have to be present to win. 

Themed baskets include items covering various areas of interest:  for book enthusiasts, gardening, gourmet, wine, spa, Charleston, fitness, bourbon, Clemson, coffee, technology and restaurants

Hospice of the Foothills and Santa extend thanks to businesses and individuals who donate amazing products and valuable gift certificates to Santa’s Surprises. 

 

If you are interested in donating a basket, please contact Nancy Cottingham at nancy@cottingham.us

Tree Viewing

Come and walk through a winter wonderland as the hotel ballroom is transformed with beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and garland!  All greenery is generously sponsored by local individuals and businesses.  The magnificent decorations on each piece are also donated by local individuals and businesses.  The tree viewing is open to the public and sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!  All decorated items will be auctioned at the finale event- the Friday night ticketed Gala. 

 

December 3rd  FREE EVENT! 

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Trees

(Featuring Elementary School Children’s Choirs &

a Visit with Santa)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Trees

Bring your family for an evening of FREE entertainment and a visit with Santa!  Also, enjoy holiday performances by local elementary school choirs, beautifully decorated tree and crafts.  There will be cookies, crafts and pastries for sale.  And don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures with St. Nick. 

 

 Ticketed Events

Tuesday, December 3   **Sold Out**

Luncheon & Fashion Show (by Emily’s of Seneca)

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  

Lunch served at Noon *Ticket Cost: $25

 

Wednesday, December 4

Luncheon & Holiday Music

Luncheon & Fashion Show (by Emily's of Seneca)

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  

Lunch served at Noon *Ticket Cost: $25

 

Wednesday, December 4

“PASS THE PURSE”

 *Ticket Cost: $75 per person

(purchase 10 tickets to reserve a table)

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

The Madren Center, Clemson University

Pass the Purse

Hundreds will gather on December 4 for purse shopping!  The fun-filled evening allows time for catching up on the latest fashions and accessories, as well as a chance to bid on one-of-a-kind purses and designer handbags.  We salute Patti and Gary Cason for sponsoring this event which usually sells out as soon as tickets go on sale. 

Thursday, December 5

 Luncheon & Fashion Show (by Emily’s of Seneca)

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.  

Lunch served at Noon *Ticket Cost: $25

 

Friday, December 6

Gala Dinner, Dance and Live Auction

Black Tie Optional

6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. *Ticket Cost: $100 per person

(Purchase 10 tickets to reserve a table)

 

Tickets on sale beginning October 16, 2019

at Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation

864-885-7912

GALA

Enjoy drinks, a delicious 3-course dinner, Dancing with music, and a spirited Live Auction.  All of the beautifully decorated items will be auctioned, along with fabulous trips!  This Gala event has become one of the most popular holiday events in the area. 

Other Gala Auction Items:

Great Trips will be available:

Wings of Love

As we approach the holiday season, many would like to honor or remember a loved one or family member in a special way. We have created a wonderful way to pay tribute – and, at the same time,  accomplish some holiday shopping. 

 

A donation of $10 or more to Hospice of the Foothills places a Christmas dove ornament on our beautiful nine-foot flocked Wings of Love Tree in Oconee Memorial Hospital’s patient tower lobby. Each gift will be acknowledged with a card to the person being honored or the family of the memorialized person. Proceeds go to the Crippen Endowment for ongoing support of hospice services.  All gifts are tax deductible. To support this effort, please complete the form below and mail payment to OMH Foundation. 

 

*The tree will be on display in the main lobby of the new tower at Oconee Memorial Hospital throughout December.

WINGS OF LOVE TREE

Yes!  I would like to honor a loved one this holiday season by placing a dove on the tree.

 

Name of Purchaser: ___________________________________________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

I’ve enclosed $ ____________________ to place ___________ doves on the tree.

In honor of: ____________________________________________________________________

In memory of: __________________________________________________________________

Send acknowledgment to: ______________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________

 

*To have additional doves placed on the tree, please include additional info on a separate sheet of paper.

 

Make checks payable to:

Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation

Memo:  Hospice Wings of Love

298 Memorial Drive / Seneca, SC 29672

Call: 864-885-7912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oconee Memorial Hospital Foundation

298 Memorial Drive

Seneca, SC 29672

*OMH Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization raising community support for Oconee Memorial Hospital and it's many healthcare services. 

Tel: 864-885-7912

email: Foundation@ghs.org

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