We're already counting down the days until CARTI Auxillary's 41st annual Festival of Trees.
CARTI will take over the Statehouse Convention Center for a four-day fest benefitting CARTI cancer patients with a "Twas the Night Before Christmas" theme.
Dozens of beautiful trees will be on display to transform the Statehouse into a festive winter wonderland Nov. 15-18. Attending one of the events? Share your photos on Instagram using #HeySoiree and you could be featured online.
Here's the full lineup:
Sugar Plum Ball
Nov. 15, from 6-8:30 p.m.| $50 per person
This daddy-daughter date night includes plenty of dancing, tiaras, dining and fit-for-a-princess party favors. Merry maidens get to mix and mingle with ballet dancers, Santa and Mrs. Claus and Miss Arkansas. Tickets sell out fast, so get yours for you and your little one ASAP.
Festival After Dark
Nov. 16, 7 p.m. | $60 per person
While the weather outside may be frightful (or maybe not because this is Arkansas), you can warm up with this casual happy hour mixer. Guests are invited to dress in all black or all white and go to town with on-site body marbling, aka body paint. There will, of course, be drinks, live entertainment and tasty treats from 17 of central Arkansas' most raved-about eateries.
Festival of Fashion
Nov. 17, 5 p.m. | $50 per person
This would be a great opportunity to scout your Tux 'n' Trees outfit, just sayin'. This New York Fashion Week-themed event gives you and an up-close-and-personal look at central Arkansas' best boutiques. This year will honor Pam Cox as the 2017 CARTI Style Icon.
Tux 'n' Trees
Nov. 18, 6 p.m. | $200 per person
The cherry on top of CARTI's Festival of Trees is most definitely the Tux 'n' Trees black tie event. It might be good to start planning your outfit now because guests pull out all the stops when it comes to this event. Prepare for a night of live and silent auctions, fine dining and live entertainment by Dizzy 7. The night will honor longtime CARTI advocate and cancer survivor Dennis Jungmeyer for all of his contributions to cancer patients of Arkansas.
Online tickets sales for all Festival of Trees events are now open. For more information on Festival of Trees, call (501) 660-7616.
And you can learn more about CARTI and its life-saving programs on the clinic's website.