What to Expect at CARTI’s 2023 Festival of Trees

We’re already counting down the days until CARTI Auxillary’s 47th annual Festival of Trees. Dozens of beautiful Christmas trees will be on display to transform the Statehouse Convention Center into a festive winter wonderland revolving around these three events all benefitting CARTI’s research, treatment and services for cancer patients.

Here’s the lineup of this year’s Festival of Trees events.


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Sugar Plum Ball

Nov. 16, 6 p.m.

It doesn’t get much cuter than this. This super-popular event returns this year, inviting “each little princess and her Prince Charming” to a night of fairytale fun, dancing, sweets and, of course, tiaras. Pro tip: These tickets usually sell out in record speed, so move fast.


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Festival of Fashion 

Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

This is your opportunity to scout your event season wardrobe. This New York Fashion Week-inspired event gives you an up-close look at central Arkansas’ best boutiques on the runway, this time with an intergalactic flair. 


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Tux ‘n’ Trees

Nov. 18, 6 p.m.

The cherry on top of CARTI’s Festival of Trees is definitely the Tux ‘n’ Trees black tie event where party planners and guests alike pull out all the stops. Prepare for a night of live and silent auctions and fine dining and live entertainment with proceeds benefiting CARTI’s Patient Assistance Program.


Tickets to the 2023 Festival of Trees are on sale now. Click here for tickets and more information, and learn more about CARTI on the organization’s website.

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