//“Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree”

“Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree”

“Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree”

Twana Pinskey

Managing Editor

“Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree, thy candles shine so brightly” are lyrics from Ernst Gebhard Anschutz’s 1824 song.

In 2012, local Christmas trees will shine brightly because of Port Huron Hospital’s 24th Annual Festival of Trees.

This event will be held Dec. 1-2 at McMorran Place Arena, 701 McMorran Boulevard in Port Huron.

Photo Credit: Tomas Z Krawczak a creative commons liscence

According to Port Huron Hospital.org, over 55 custom designed trees and 50 wreaths will be available for raffle.

Festival of Trees Foundation Secretary, Danielle Hunt, said this year’s theme is “Let Christmas Shine.”

According to Hunt, new this year is a tree from the Blue Water Area Wood Turners Association.

“Each ornament is hand carved by the Wood Turners club,” said Hunt.

Additionally, Hunt said there will be raffles for a trip to Great Wolf Lodge, and an IPad mini.

Other events for this year’s event include: Santa’s live reindeer, ice skating and dancing by local performers, cookie decorating and arts and crafts.

Hunt said proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the hospitals purchase of a Da Vinci Surgical Robot and a new CT scanner.

For more information about the Festival of Trees, call (800)228-1484.

Photo Credit Twana Pinskey