Festival of Trees and Lights

Courtesy Barton Health

Barton Health invites children and adults of all ages to ring in the holidays at the 11th annual Festival of Trees and Lights from Dec. 6 to 8 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe to benefit Barton’s Community Health Endowment and the Family Birthing Center at Barton Memorial Hospital.

Attendees will enjoy dazzling lights and holiday décor, designer trees and wreaths by local artists, a children’s crafting area, photos with Santa, a Teddy Bear Hospital, a gift shop stocked by Mrs. Claus, costumed storybook characters, raffle prizes, and an entertainment lineup featuring live music, choir and dance performances.

Enjoy photos with Santa on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 1 to 7 p.m., along with other special events.

Friday, Dec. 6 | Community members and visitors ages 55 and old will enjoy the Senior Stroll, enjoying the holiday displays, entertainment and light refreshments at no cost from 2 to 4 p.m.

Family Night offers a viewing from 5 to 9 p.m. at the family-friendly price of $25 for up to six people (children ages 2 and younger are free).

Saturday, Dec. 7 | The Gala is a black tie-optional soiree featuring a cocktail reception, five-course meal, dancing and a highly sought-after silent auction. New this year, a separate ticket is available for purchase to attend only the cocktail reception at the Gala from 5 to 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8 | Children and their families can attend the Teddy Bear Brunch from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and be entertained by the Science Wizard, write a letter to Santa (who will be sure to write back) and make a visit to the Teddy Bear Hospital, a fun and interactive place to learn about health and hospitals through the care of a teddy bear.

The entrance fee for public viewing is $5, tickets to the Teddy Bear Brunch are $35 and include a photo with Santa, and tickets to the Gala are $250 or $75 for the cocktail reception. | Tickets (530) 543-5909, bartonhealth.org/festival