Festival of Trees Nov. 15-Dec. 1

Oglebay Institute's Festival of Trees

Oglebay Institute is pleased to present the Festival of Trees November 15-December 1.

Now held at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, the Festival of Trees is taking place in conjunction with Oglebay Institute’s annual Holiday Art Show and Sale.

During OI’s Festival of Trees, the Stifel Center is transformed into a Christmas wonderland of fully-decorated trees, wreaths and garlands decorated by creative and skilled volunteers. All items are for sale and proceeds benefit Oglebay Institute’s arts, cultural and nature programs. Visitors can also shop the Holiday Art Show and Sale, an extraordinary holiday shopping event featuring hundreds of handcrafted items from dozens of artisans who set up shop in the Stifel Center for the holiday season.

Several special events take place throughout the Festival.

The Festival kicks off with a free opening reception from 5-8pm Thursday, November 15. From November 16- December 1, the Festival of Trees is open Monday-Friday 9am-8pm and 10am-4pm Saturdays. (Closed Sundays and Thanksgiving Day) Admission is free. Donations accepted.

Festival of Trees is sponsored by Belmont Savings Bank with additional support from Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration.

Festival of Trees Special Events:

OVConnect Traveling Happy Hour– 5-8pm Wednesday, November 14

Enjoy a sneak peek of Oglebay Institute’s 2018 Holiday Art Show & Sale and Festival of Trees. Admission includes wine, beer, soft drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. Find unique handcrafted gifts for friends and family this holiday season and purchase or cast a bid for the fully decorated tree of your choice. $20 per person.

Opening Night Reception – 5-8pm Thursday, November 15

Enjoy heavy hors d’ oeuvres and a beer & wine bar, shop the Holiday Art Show and Sale and be among the first to purchase a tree or other items for yourself, your business or for a local family or organization in need. Admission is free.

Festival of Trees Wine Tasting – 7-9pm Saturday, November 17

Enjoy a scrumptious assortment of wine and food pairings and socialize with friends in a stunning holiday setting. Attendees will also have the opportunity to browse the Festival of Trees and shop the Holiday Art Show and Sale. $35 per person. ($30 OI members.)

Festival of Trees “Dine & Shop” Business & Civic Clubs Luncheon – noon-1:30pm Tuesday, November 27

Kick off the holiday season, celebrate the spirit of giving and “shop small” with fellow business professionals and civic leaders at Oglebay Institute’s Holiday Art Show & Sale and Festival of Trees. Enjoy a buffet lunch in the historic Stifel Fine Arts Center among the beautifully decorated trees. Admission is $15 per person. Open to individuals and groups. Advanced registration required.

Children’s Breakfast Among the Trees – 9-10:15am or 10:45am-12pm Saturday, December 1.

Meet Bigfoot at the Stifel Fine Arts Center! Delicious breakfast, special guests and themed crafts make the Children’s Breakfast Among the Trees an event to remember. $15 per person. Free to children 3 and under.