When you think of Christmas, do you imagine colorful decorated evergreen Christmas Trees all decorated with twinkling lights, satin ribbons, and colorful glittering glass ornaments draping with beads? McGregor turns into a Winter Wonderland during the Festival of Trees held December 7th and 8th at Backwoods Bar and Grill.
Beginning on Friday from noon to 8 p.m., these amazingly illuminated trees will be on display for all to enjoy. Browse through a holiday craft sale. Find a unique gift for someone special. Join in evening fun with musical live performances starting at 6 pm, with Victorian caroling and a Christmas sing-a-long. The “Spirits of Christmas” adult pub crawl will take place from 4 to 8 pm.
On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., the beautifully decorated trees will continue to be on display. Take part in the "Tempting Treats" Bake Sale, along with a Holiday Craft Sale. At noon an enchanting sing-a-long with Olga Sisters begins. Enjoy a special luncheon as well! And for the kids, enjoy gingerbread house making from 2 to 4 p.m. Next, Santa will be available to hear their wish lists while perched in this lap. Plus, lots other children’s activities will be happening. A variety of live Christmas music starts at 2 p.m., and a Barbershop Quartet performs at 5:30 p.m. Evening music starts at 6 p.m., with the “Santa Combo.”
Not to mention, in the midst of all this magic, the beautifully decorated Christmas trees on display will be SOLD via a silent auction. Winning bids will be announced Saturday at 8 p.m. The proceeds from those sales will be donated to local charities.
This is a Christmas event for a cause & we hope to see you in McGregor this upcoming weekend in McGregor!
By Gianna Manternach
Image credit: McGregor Chamber of Commerce