Gualala Arts Festival of Trees
Gualala Arts’ 14th Annual Festival of Trees will be held Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., kicking off the Holiday Season on the Mendonoma Coast.
Highlights include festively decorated booths displaying handcrafted wares and demonstrations. Take a look at the beautifully decorated Fantasy Trees decorated with exquisite ornaments, the sale of which benefits Gualala Arts. The 3rd annual Christmas Tree lighting and singing of Christmas carols will be on Friday, Nov. 24 from 5 - 6 p.m.
The Magical Gingerbread House offers activities and crafts for the children. There will be daily visits from Santa Claus, along with Mrs. Claus, his sleigh, and reindeer and a snow flurry direct from the North Pole in the DePrima Terrace! Also returning is The Grinch!
Holiday cookies, breads, puddings, fruitcake, and an assortment of confections will be available for sale at Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shoppe & Confectionery. Local bakers and candy makers donate goods from their favorite holiday recipes (many handed down through the generations).
Festival-goers will be greeted in the foyer by the Old Gualala Mill Cookhouse serving a great selection of sandwiches, homemade soups, fruit and baked goodies as well as fresh coffee, hot chocolate, chilled apple juice, and hot-spiced apple cider. For the adults, there will be the yummy winter beverage called “Scrumpy” available as well as spiked eggnog.