The annual lighting of the Christmas Tree on top of Southeastern Regional Medical Center will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. on Facebook as a live event athttps://fb.me/e/1Rhw7I5x4. The tree is provided by Southeastern Health’s Southeastern Hospice and kicks off Southeastern Hospice’s Festival of Trees event which begins on Friday, Dec. 4.
This year’s festival hours will be from 4 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5; 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6; and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7.
The annual event is Southeastern Hospice’s only fundraiser. Highlights include the Holiday Tree display and Tinsel Town Market with delicious items from Grandma’s Coffee Cakes and Southern Supreme Fruitcakes. The year’s Festival will feature a new vendor, Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories, where all items are only $5 each.
Admission to the event is $2 for adults and $1 for children, with children age 5 and under admitted for free. Osterneck Auditorium is located in the Townsend Building, at 102 N. Chestnut St., Lumberton, across from the Robeson County Public Library.
This year’s event will look different than past festivals in that safety measures will be put in place as a result of COVID-19 which will include: limiting the number of people allowed inside the facility through the use of a door monitor/counter, requiring face coverings, and having hand sanitizer readily available.
For more information about Festival of Trees, call the Southeastern Health Foundation at (910) 671-5583.