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Festival of Trees Silver and Gold Reception & Tree Auction Dec. 8, 2016

A holiday tradition of hope will continue at the Fairmont Newport Beach as South County Outreach presents its third annual Festival of Trees fundraising event. South County Outreach works to help families in need, people who do not have a home or hope for a Christmas tree of their own. During this event we aim to raise awareness and funds to bring them food and shelter for the holidays and beyond.

The Fairmont Newport Beach will be transformed into a winter wonderland with elaborately decorated trees, each with its own unique theme. Trees will be sponsored and decorated by businesses, organizations or individuals and will be the centerpieces of the Silver and Gold Reception & Tree Auction on Thursday, December 8, at 6:30 p.m.

The extravagant trees will be on display November 20 through December 7 in the public areas of the Fairmont and can be viewed free of charge.

The Silver and Gold Reception will feature wine, hors d’ oeuvres, seasonal entertainment and an exciting live auction. Reception reservations are $100. Winning bidders will have their holiday trees delivered to their home or business.

As part of the event, the Fairmont – the presenting sponsor of Festival of Trees – will host a Trees of Hope holiday toy drive to support the South County Outreach Adopt-A-Family program. The public is invited to bring toy donations to the Fairmont.

For the past 27 years, South County Outreach has been providing hunger and homelessness prevention services to low-income individuals and families in crisis. South County Outreach helps the under-employed and the unemployed reach self-sufficiency by providing the following services: food pantry, rehousing programs, utility and rental assistance, homelessness prevention counseling, computer training and clothing from our Upscale Retail thrift store. Ninety cents of every dollar raised by Festival of Trees will go directly to our programs.

For more information or to purchase tree sponsorships or reception reservations, call 949-380-8144.

FOT-LOGO-TREEFestival of Trees Event Sponsors and Opportunities


Fairmont logo

Presenting Sponsor: Fairmont Newport Beach


Sponsorship Packages

Title Sponsor – $10,000

10 tickets to the Silver and Gold reception

One tree to decorate

Full-page advertisement in event program

Recognition during event

Year-round advertising through South County Outreach

The Generous Giver – $5,000

10 tickets to the Silver and Gold reception

One tree to decorate

Full-page advertisement in event program

Recognition during event

The Compassionate Giver – $2,500

5 tickets to the Silver and Gold reception

One tree to decorate

Half-page advertisement in event program

Recognition during event

Underwriting Opportunities

Wine underwriter – $4,000

Valet parking underwriter – $3,500

Printing underwriter – $3,000

A/V & specialty lighting underwriter – $2,000

Dessert underwriter – $1,500

Floral underwriter – $1,000

Event Program Advertising Opportunities

Full-page advertisement – $1,000     Size – 5.25 w x 8.35 h

Half-page advertisement – $500    Size – 5.25 w x 4.125 h

Silver and Gold Reception Reservations – $100

For additional information call South County Outreach at 949-380-8144.

Click here for detailed information on tree decorating.

Festival of Trees 2015 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Generous Giver Sponsors – Trees



Rose Hills Logo

Compassionate Giver Sponsors – Trees

ChristmaSea logo

Conrad logo




Leading from Center logo

LSI logo 2




Severson & Werson logo

Toshiba logo



Floral Sponsor

bk logo


Dessert Sponsor

Philips logo


Printing Sponsor

ktp logo

Additional Event Supporters

Pimco logo


What is the Silver and Gold Reception?

The day of the reception the trees will be moved into the pavilion for guests to enjoy prior to the auction.  There will be holiday entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cocktails and Champagne. Trees are sold to the highest bidder during an exciting live auction. Reservations for to the Silver and Gold Reception are $100 per person; sets of 10 tickets are $900. Click here to make reservations.

If I am the winning bidder, do I have to pick up my tree or will it be delivered?

Trees will be delivered.

How tall are the trees?

The trees are artificial and between 7 feet tall.

What does Festival of Trees benefit?

Ninety cents of every dollar earned will support South County Outreach programs to end hunger and homelessness in Orange County.

What if I (or my company) want to sponsor a tree but do not have time to decorate?

If this is the case, South County Outreach volunteers will gladly decorate the tree for you.

When are the trees decorated?

Decorating days are Thursday, November 19, and Saturday, November 21.

When can the public view the trees?

From November 20 to December 2 the public can view the trees at The Fairmont Hotel  in Newport Beach. It is free to view the trees.

Where is the Fairmont Hotel?

4500 MacArthur Blvd, Newport Beach, CA

Can I volunteer at the Silver and Gold Reception?

Yes, but space is limited. Please contact Johanna Stickles, jstickles@sco-oc.org, or 949-380-8144, ext. 217, to inquire about any volunteer opportunities.

What do tree sponsors need to know about decorating the trees?

Click here to view full tree decorating information.