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Festival of Trees officially kicks off the holiday season and opens its doors on November 23rd through Dec. 5th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. An annual tradition in Downtown Buffalo now for 36 years, this event is supported and organized by our community and is the main holiday fundraiser in support of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and the new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.

Each year dedicated volunteers create a glittering display of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, mantle & window displays, a Boutique filled with holiday home décor and stunning gifts. Also featured will be a Glittering Fores of over 60 decorated trees, and a walkway featuring stories of hospital patients.

The Festivalof Trees offers a series of events throughout its two-week run at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 2 Fountain Plaza, Downtown Buffalo, NY 14202. The Festival of Trees is free and open to the public for viewing November 24th- December 5th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. While you are there you can also shop the Festival of Trees Holiday Boutique.

Black Tie Gala, Saturday, November 23, 2013- 6pm - Midnight at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Enjoy horsd'oeuvres in the Atrium, the Miracle Tree, Silent Auctions, Glittering Forest of Miracles, Designer Trees & Wreaths on Sale, Boutique shopping, Gourmet Holiday Dinner, Live Auction and Grand Prize Drawing of $10,000 in Gas & Groceries for a Year presented by Tops Markets. Tickets are $250 per person - order tickets on line at Festivaloftreesbuffalo.com.

Join us for the The Designer Showcase & Reception on Tuesday, November 26th, 6pmand celebrate the designs and talent of the Tree, Wreath and Display designers at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.Thisevent will offer even the most finicky holiday shopper a full selection of fantastic trees, wreaths and a Beautiful Boutique featuring holiday home décor and items for the gift-giving season. Tickets are just $30,Click Hereto order your tickets on line.

New this year is the Ladies Lunch on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, enjoy a delightful luncheon and holiday themed fashion show set amongst the beauty of the Festival of Trees. Tickets are $40. Proceeds from the Festival of Trees benefits the New Women & Children's Hospital, The John R. Oishei Children's Hospital.

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