Ocean Isle Beach, NC – This holiday, the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach is hosting a Festival of Trees. Trees decorated by local nonprofit organizations will be displayed throughout the museum’s galleries from November 21 (soft opening) to December 14, 2019.
The Grand Opening for the Festival of Trees occurs on Holiday Night at the Museum on November 29 – a fundraising event with special admission prices that includes holiday elves, Santa Shark, a tree for children to decorate, food from the Dawg Wagon, Makai beer, wine, soft drinks, and live music provided by Opportunity Rocks. Presale tickets for Holiday Night at the Museum are available now for $30 (alcoholic beverages) and $15 (non-alcoholic beverages). Presale tickets can be ordered by phone or purchased at the museum. Tickets purchased at the door on the night of the event are $35 (alcoholic beverages) and $20 (non-alcoholic beverages).
For the Festival of Trees, artificial trees provided by the museum will be sponsored and decorated by local nonprofit organizations. The nonprofit organizations are: Brunswick County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, Ocean Isle Habitat Restore, Ocean Isle Beach Sea Turtle Protection Organization, Ocean Ridge Charities Organization, Paws-Ability, Brunswick County Literacy Council, Ocean Isle Property Owners Association, With My Sisters, Brunswick Environmental Action Team, South Brunswick Islands Rotary Club, and the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club. Decorated trees will be placed in a silent auction. Each tree sponsor will receive the highest amount bid on their tree by Museum visitors. Silent auction winners get a decorated tree to take home which includes decorations, tree skirt, tree topper, and LED lights.
Museum members and visitors to the museum during the Festival of Trees will receive a voting ballot to use to vote for their favorite tree. Additional voting ballots may be purchased in the museum’s gift shop for $1, 6 for $5 or 15 for $10.
The Festival of Trees will be open to the public and included with regular museum admission during the museum’s seasonal operating hours – Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 to 3:00 with extended hours from 10:00 to 5:00 on November 30, December 7, and December 14. Regular admission to the museum during the Festival of Trees is free for members, active duty military and disabled veterans who may invite up to one guest (must include military ID as card holder). Regular non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+),
$7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. To order tickets or obtain more information about the Festival of Trees or Holiday Night at the Museum, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.