Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, a major underwriter of the Holiday Tree Festival, and its Inspiration Elves have been hard at work this year creating their own creative and icy version of a Frozen Winter Wonderland, which is a part of this year’s special raffle.
The display features themed gifts and attire from the movie Frozen, a winter white backdrop, and large and small wreaths and trees, all made of wire and electric blue Deco Mesh.
Holiday Tree Festival guests can purchase tickets to win the display. Tickets are one for $1 or 6 for $5.
“We’re a creative company, and we want to show that we are creative,” said Amy Johns, senior event specialist at Jo-Ann’s. “We also want to utilize what is popular and trending during the season.”
It took 4 people more than 4 days, 2 weekends and 28 hours to create the various wreaths and trees, but the workers believe the end result is worth it.
“We think it’s a fun tree that grandparents will want to throw raffle tickets in for their grandchildren,” Johns said. “If it gets a lot of raffle tickets, that means more money for the hospital. That’s always our goal – to maximize the benefit for the hospital.”
Visit the 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival at the John S. Knight Center from Nov. 22 –Nov. 30, and see the trees, wreaths and holiday gifts. Admission is to the festival is free.