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22nd Annual Festival of Trees

One Vision

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM (CST)

22nd Annual Festival of Trees

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Opening Night   more info Dec 1, 2017 $25.00 $0.00
Breakfast with Santa - General   more info Dec 2, 2017 $8.00 $0.00
Breakfast with Santa - Ages 5 and Under   more info Dec 2, 2017 $5.00 $0.00
Donation   more info Dec 3, 2017 Enter donation ($)

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Kick off the 2017 holiday season at the 22nd annual Festival of Trees, scheduled Dec. 1-3 at One Vision (formerly Opportunity Village) in Clear Lake. 

Turn on the lights for the Festival at the Lights On 5K Run/Walk: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Festival Tree Display Hours

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

What is Festival of Trees?

More than 100 Christmas trees, wreaths and swags of all sizes will be on display and for sale at One Vision's Kinney Lindstrom Center gymnasium throughout the weekend. Trees are decorated by various volunteers, including local organizations, businesses and residents. Events planned during the Festival  include special activities for children and families, the Lights On 5K Run/Walk, an Opening Night gala and Cookie Walk, as well as live musical entertainment.

The festival is a fundraiser for One Vision, One Vision is a nonprofit organization based in Clear Lake, Iowa that provides services to more than 550 individuals so they may achieve greater independence through personal choice and community involvement. Proceeds from the event will benefit services for those supported by One Vision.

Schedule of Events

LIGHTS ON 5K RUN/WALK
THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 4:30 P.M.
The fourth annual Lights On 5K run/walk kicks off Festival events.  The run will start at The Other Place, 200 U.S. Highway 18, and follow streets throughout the One Vision neighborhood in northwest Clear Lake. Participants are encouraged to dress in holiday lights and costumes.

Earlybird registration is available at www.lightson5K.org at a cost of $20 per person. On Nov. 12, registration cost increases to $25 per person. Proceeds from this event are used to buy Christmas gifts for individuals with disabilities in need.  

OPENING NIGHT
FRIDAY, DEC. 1, 5-8 P.M.
Admission $25

Be among the first to view and purchase a decorated tree at the Opening Night gala, held from 5-8 p.m. at the Kinney Lindstrom Center gymnasium, located on One Vision's Clear Lake campus, 1200 N. Ninth St. W. Opening Night features hors d'oeuvres, desserts and live music.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
SATURDAY, DEC. 2, 8-11 A.M.
Admission $8 adults, $5 kids 5 and under
Kids and their families have a chance to enjoy Breakfast with Santa from 8-11 a.m. The Clear Lake Knights of Columbus will serve pancakes, sausage and bacon. Pictures with Santa are available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Breakfast tickets also include admission to Festival tree displays.

One lucky person who buys online tickets for Friday's Opening Night or Saturday's Breakfast with Santa by Nov. 29 will be randomly selected to win the Golden Ticket.

The Golden Ticket admits the winner to the Festival of Trees before anyone else, for an exclusive early preview of the decorated trees. The winner gets to pick out their favorite tabletop tree, wreath, or swag as a gift from One Vision.

SECRET SANTA WORKSHOP
SATURDAY, DEC. 2, 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Kids also can make gifts to take home or share with loved ones at the Secret Santa Workshop. The workshop allows kids supervised “parent-free” time to create something special on a child-sized budget. Parents can enjoy a drink from the hot chocolate bar while waiting for their children.

COOKIE WALK
SUNDAY, DEC. 3, 11 A.M. until SOLD OUT

Let someone else take care of the holiday baking this year at the Cookie Walk. Attendees choose from a large selection of homemade holiday cookies and candies, available for purchase. The event will be held from 11 a.m. until cookies are sold out.

The first 100 people who buy online tickets get $5 in Jingle Cash to spend at the Festival.  Jingle Cash can be used towards the purchase of a tree, a gift basket, Secret Shop merchandise, Cookie Walk or other Festival merchandise.

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About One Vision

One Vision is a nonprofit organization based in Clear Lake, Iowa that provides services to more than 550 individuals so they may achieve greater independence through personal choice and community involvement. Founded in 1971, our realm of services has evolved to include community-based personal and employment support for individuals with disabilities; the Children’s Autism Centers in Clear Lake and Fort Dodge; and many retail businesses that provide revenue for our organization and job opportunities for people we support. One Vision provides services in 30 Iowa communities including Clear Lake, Mason City, Fort Dodge, Eagle Grove and Humboldt. The organization employs approximately 600 staff, making it one of the largest employers in North Iowa.

Have questions about 22nd Annual Festival of Trees? Contact One Vision

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One Vision
1200 North 9th Street West
Clear Lake, IA 50428

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 PM (CST)


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Opportunity Village is now One Vision. What is our vision? To inspire meaningful lives by connecting people with purpose, whether that purpose is obtaining a job, finding a home that meets an individual’s needs and wants, or supporting personal interests.
 
We are a nonprofit organization that provides services to more than 550 individuals so they may achieve greater purpose and independence through personal choice and community involvement. Founded in 1971, our realm of services has evolved to include community-based personal and employment support for individuals with disabilities; the Children’s Autism Centers in Clear Lake and Fort Dodge; and many retail businesses that provide revenue for our organization and job opportunities for people we support. One Vision provides services in 30 Iowa communities including Clear Lake, Mason City, Fort Dodge, Eagle Grove and Humboldt. We employ approximately 600 staff, making our organization one of the largest employers in North Iowa.
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