We're already counting down the days until CARTI Auxillary's 42nd annual Festival of Trees.
CARTI will take over the Statehouse Convention Center for a four-day fest benefitting CARTI cancer patients with a “CARTI Christmas” theme.
Dozens of beautiful trees will be on display to transform the Statehouse into a festive winter wonderland. The A “forest” will be open for a free general viewing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.
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 of Fashion
Nov. 16, 5 p.m. | $50 per person
This would be a great opportunity to scout your Tux 'n' Trees outfit. This New York Fashion Week-themed event gives you and an up-close-and-personal look at central Arkansas' best boutiques. The 2018 Style Icon honoree is Stephanie Duty, who has been involved with Festival of Trees for more than 20 years and is serving as this year's live auction chair.
Tux 'n' Trees
Nov. 17, 6 p.m. | $250 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 CARTI's original four radiation oncologists and their wives: Dr. D.R. and Ann Harris, Dr. Ducote and Susie Haynes, Dr. Bob and Joyce Landgren, and Dr. Al and Fran Nelson.
Tickets are on sale now. 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.