Kennedy Krieger Festival of TreesEach year, we participate in the East Coast’s largest holiday extravaganza – the Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees. This three-day event features over 700 of the area’s most imaginative trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses all under one roof at the famed Cow Palace on the Maryland State Fairgrounds.
It is a terrific way to start the holiday season but, more importantly, it supports the vital work of Kennedy Krieger. Located in Baltimore, Kennedy Krieger Institute is an internationally recognized institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system.
Once again this year, Home Paramount will donate two themed trees to this amazing festival. We went with a royal theme in celebration of our expansion to the Queen City – Charlotte, North Carolina. We are dedicating our trees to the citizens of that great city. While you may not be able to travel up to see the tree, we will post photos on Facebook for you to enjoy. In the meantime, here’s a preview.
A glorious profusion of gold, black and white ornaments glitter throughout this majestic tree in celebration of the Queen Bee. Find small bee charms hidden throughout the branches bedecked with sparkling dogwood flowers, pearl crowns and glittering laurel leaves. An homage to our beloved bees – the essential pollinators - and the Queen City – Charlotte, North Carolina!
Inspired by our favorite holiday ballet, the Mouse King tree is a delight of imagination. The Mouse King topper presides over a tree with warm blue lights and a royal purple tree skirt. Majestic nutcrackers, walnuts and mice sprinkled throughout the tree suggest the battle between the Nutcrackers and the Mouse King. Everyone wins when this tree takes it spot in the festival.
The Festival of Trees runs November 25-27 and benefits the children of Kennedy Krieger, a place of hope and rehabilitation. Visit http://festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org for more information.