If you’re not already in the holiday spirit, one Saskatoon event is sure to lighten the mood.
The annual Festival of Trees starts Friday at the Western Development Museum.
Organizer Colleen Shalley said the event is the perfect way to welcome the holidays.
“This is the time when the Christmas music goes on, the lights go on and everybody is ready to get the season going,” she said.
More than fifty Christmas tree and dozens of gingerbread houses will be showcased throughout the eight-day event.
This year’s theme is “Favourite Things,” inspired by the famous song from the movie The Sound of Music.
There will also be two more days for visitors to view the displays, which are sold as a fundraiser for Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation.
New this year, families can enjoy a parade of popular Christmas characters through Boom Town on the weekends.
The festival runs 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day through to Dec. 2.
A full list of events is available online through the Festival of Trees website.