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Best Bets: Festival of Trees

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9 and 10

(The Gazette)
(The Gazette)

A winter wonderland awaits visitors this weekend to the annual Festival of Trees and Holiday Market in downtown Cedar Rapids. The event features more than 60 trees dressed in holiday style, ranging in size from 3 feet to 12 feet. Most can be purchased via silent auction. Seasonal sounds also will resound from performers onstage, and Santa will be on hand to hear wish lists. And jump-start your on holiday shopping strolling among more than 30 vendors selling their wares.

Festival of Trees & Holiday Market

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (11/9) and Sunday (11/10), DoubleTree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex, 350 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids; free admission, donations of non-perishable food and unwrapped toys accepted; Thegazette.com/subject/special-events/Festival-of-Trees

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