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Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 06:00 am

Branches of brilliance


Looking for a little Christmas spirit in November? Memorial’s Festival of Trees at the Orr Building Nov. 19-27 is a must for pre-season holiday cheer. You can walk around and see more than 150 trees and wreaths decorated by organizations and individuals. Various dancers, bands and singers perform. Other attractions include: children’s craft area, Santa, gingerbread village, gift shop and mini train for kids. Seniors age 65 and over receive reduced admission on Senior Day, Tuesday, Nov. 22, only. For complete details and entertainment lineup visit

Memorial’s Festival of Trees
Nov. 19-23, 25-26, 10am-8pm
Thursday, Nov. 24, 4-8pm
Sunday, Nov. 27, 10am-5pm
Orr Building
Illinois State Fairgrounds
$5 adults, $2 ages 3-12