Santa is available to hear wishes and take photos from 3 to 8:30 p.m. daily. Pictures cost $7 for a 4-by-6-inch print, $5 for an email version, or $10 for both. Great for Christmas cards!
If you purchased an electronic copy of your photo with Santa and have not received it by Dec. 9, please email VacavilleFOTSanta@gmail.com.
Vacaville Festival of Trees is the premier fundraiser for Opportunity House, Vacaville's homeless shelter, raising more than $1.9 million since its inception in 1991.
The three-day festival, which kicks off with a Gala Dinner the Monday after Thanksgiving, magically transforms the Vacaville Skating Center on Davis Street into a glowing gallery filled with 50 exquisitely decorated, full-size Christmas trees, plus another 50 table-top mini-trees - all for sale to the highest bidder.
The holiday showcase also features a bazaar of finely crafted gifts and homemade baked goods; regular visits and photo opportunities with Santa and Mrs. Claus; and entertainment by talented musicians, choral groups and performers. Hundreds of volunteers give their time and talent to the Festival, which draws thousands of visitors.
For many, Vacaville Festival of Trees signals the start of their holiday season, providing a taste of Christmas magic as well as a tangible way to support a program that offers the homeless a real opportunity to put their lives back on track.
Please support Opportunity House by supporting Vacaville Festival of Trees. The full-service homeless shelter is entirely supported by community donations.
Since it's inception Opportunity House has helped thousands achieve the goal of self-sufficiency. It has exceeded capacity, and the diversity of needs has continued to grow with the population it serves.
The "umbrella" of services Opportunity House hopes to expand includes more transitional and alternative housing, more supportive services, a mentoring program and volunteer program. Opportunity House also serves as a homeless assistance center, providing an essential gateway to services offered throughout our community.
Please take time and thank our Vacaville Festival of Trees sponsors. Without our sponsors, especially the tree sponsors, there would be no Festival of Trees.