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Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

Thank you to our sponsors and guests for another successful event! 

Our 2nd Annual Festival of Trees netted over $83,000 for the Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The Foundation leverages the power of living in community to maximize joy and wellness and supports our residents, team members and the surrounding community. For more information about the work of our Foundation click here

A Special Thanks to all of our Sponsors of our 2021 Event!

PRESENTING SPONSOR: 

Whiting Turner 

MAJOR SPONSOR: 

ROX 

MAGIC ELF SPONSORS: 

Karen & Craig Bisek ~ Jean & Jim Russell ~ Kenneth R. Scott ~ Eleanor & Henry Watts ~ Mary & John Wolfe ~ Linda Lowrance & George Owens

PHOTO BOOTH SPONSOR:

Wilbanks, Smith, & Thomas 

9 FT. TREE SPONSORS:

Colonial Webb

Patricia Jennings & Dick Thurmond 

Roberts Electric 

7.5 FT. TREE SPONSORS:

First Landing Auto Care

Functional Pathways 

GGH Construction 

Hospice House of Hampton Roads 

Ritter Grounds Maintenance 

WC At Home 

Wolcott River Gates 

4.5 FT. TREE SPONSORS:

Beltone 

Dignity Memorial

Emergency Restoration Services 

Latin Drywall & Painting, Inc. 

Mavromatis Dental 

Mid Atlantic Long Term Care 

Mike & Mike Services, Inc.

Optum 

Salon PS 

ServPro 

Southeastern Mechanical, inc. 

Union Mission 

Virginia Beach Restaurant Association

WC Carpenter 

TABLETOP SPONSORS:

Ally Align 

Barbara Gornto 

Beach Hardwood Floors 

COBB Technologies 

Dollar Bank - HillTop & Great Neck Offices 

Joerns HealthCare 

National Cremation Society 

Tranquility 

Virginia Job’s Daughters 

MONEY TREE SPONSORS:

In Memory of Sue Birdsong

Pete & Ann Costenbader 

WINE PULL SPONSORS:

Mermaid Winery 

Crystal's Palette

E&J Gallo Winery

Beth Ann Lawson


The Festival of Trees is our newest fundraising event for the WC Foundation. The holiday event features a silent and live auction, a Money Tree, a Wine Wheel, and many other festive surprises! There really is something for everyone! 

Our 2nd Annual Festival of Trees was held November 20, 2021. The event sold out with over 250 attendees and raised over $83,000 for the Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay Foundation. We are already busy planning the 2022 event! Be sure to check back for more information!

See below for pictures from the 2021 event.

See Sponsor Frequently Asked Questions Below or click here to download the Sponsor FAQ Sheet

  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsDoes WC provide the tree?

    Yes, based on the size tree that you have selected to sponsor, WC will provide a brand new pre-lit fake tree and stand for you to decorate.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsWhen do I decorate the tree?

    Decorating Day will be Thursday, November 18th at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay. Decorating Day will open at 9:00am and close down at 7pm that evening. All trees must be completely decorated by this time.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsHow many people can I bring with me to decorate our tree?

    If your group is larger than 10 people, please make special arrangements by contacting Ashley Allman at [email protected]

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsCan the tree have a specific theme?

    Absolutely, it is actually encouraged. Each sponsor will be given a story page on Decoration Day to fill in information about their tree and the theme. The theme can be something tide to your business to help showcase or be something completely different and holiday related.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsWhat should I bring with me to decorate the tree?

    Come Prepared. Some suggested items on top of your chosen decorations include PVC pipe, scissors, florist wire, wire cutters, hose clamps, step stool, glue gun, pliers, drills, screw drivers, folding chairs, ladder, and clean up tools such as a broom, dustpan, and garbage bags with you. Please label all your supplies.

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsCan I include other presents/items that are too big to be on the tree as part of the tree decorations?

    Yes! All Items Under and Around the Tree will be sold with the Tree. All trees and accessories become the property of Festival of Trees upon completion and will be priced and sold as such. Be sure to check out the 2019 Festival of Trees Photo Gallery to see examples of trees. 

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  • Animated Arrow for QuestionsCan you use the tree to advertise your business?

    Yes!

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2021 Photo Gallery


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