Holiday Tree Lighting.
Annually at Blalock Park (Monty’s Arboretum)
Celebrating the holidays isn’t just for families and friends. Venice Area Beautification Inc. (VABI) invites the entire community to VABI’s Holiday Tree Lighting at Monty’s Arboretum (West Blalock Park). Each year, on the second Saturday in December, the Arboretum becomes a magical Christmas wonderland!
We invite families, businesses, friends, civic organizations, etc. to pick a tree they would like to decorate and you will decorate your tree with your own lights and decorations. VABI provides the electricity. For some that have trees and are unable to decorate themselves, VABI will provide a “guest decorator” to work on your tree. This holiday event is free.
Check here at the VABI website for updates. Our Holiday Tree Lighting committee will begin organizing this event in August/September. All details will be on the website @vabi.org. You can call the VABI office at 941-207-8224 for information as well.
Once the lights are lit from 6pm-10pm, take a stroll through the Arboretum and enjoy the holiday spirit shared by a community of families and friends. It’s a magical wonderland!!
Courtesy of Nick Kearns, Venice Aerial Photography