That’s TREE Spirit

SUU’s Department of Theater Arts and Dance presents the 6th Annual Festival of Trees, a community celebration of caring and giving. This family event runs from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, 2018, in the lobby of the Randall L. Jones Theatre. Hours for viewing are 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 with hours from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Dec. 1. While donations of canned goods are requested to be brought to the theatre to benefit Iron County Care and Share, all events are free and open to the public.

The Festival of Trees is not only a community event to celebrate the season, but also a way to raise funds for Iron County Care and Share. All trees on display have been decorated and provided by local businesses and individuals. These trees are donated to the festival and will be sold through silent auction, with all proceeds being donated to Iron County Care and Share. To add to the festivities once again the balcony of the Randall L. Jones Theatre will be decorated with the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Christmas Village, which is sure a sight to behold.

Saturday, December 1, will truly be a family orientated day at the Festival. Starting at 9:30 a.m., there will be readings of Christmas stories as well as a coloring station and contest for children.  Santa will join the festival from about 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the lobby. He will be there for children and families to visit.

During the open house times there will be a place for visitors to bid on trees. Winning bids will be announced on December 1 and trees are delivered soon after. In support of the Festival of Trees, with a donation of a can of food, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance is offering a $2 discount on the price of admission to FRESH! An Original Choreographed Dance Concert.

Get in the spirit of the holiday season with this family friendly and charitable event. For more information about the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at SUU, please visit

Story by: Brian Swanson
Photo by: SUU Marketing