How your business or group can participate in Aiken Festival of Trees

Aiken Festival of Trees
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Published: Nov. 11, 2021 at 10:29 AM EST
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AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Participants are being sought for the city of Aiken’s fifth annual Festival of Trees.

Each December, local businesses and organizations decorate holiday trees and display them at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum, 406 Park Ave. SE.

Visitors vote on their favorite tree, with the winner receiving a holiday-themed gift basket and their tree featured in an advertisement in the Aiken Standard.

“Participation is a great way for businesses and groups to reach new audiences,” the museum said in a news release.

After a tree lighting at 4 p.m. Dec. 3, trees will be on display through the rest of the month.

There is no cost to participate, but space is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you would like to display a tree, forms will be available at the museum or by contacting Sheri T. Clemons at

Forms must be completed by Nov. 17, and participants will be notified of acceptance by Nov. 19.

Those interested in sponsoring the event can visit

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HO, HO, HO: Santa and Mrs. Claus are visiting Aiken to be at “Breakfast and a Book.” This holiday event will consist of breakfast, crafts, storytime with Mrs. Claus and a special visit from Santa. Cost is $5 per person. You must register ahead at The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. NW.

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