Christmas-TreeFriends of Caroline Hospice in Beaufort celebrates the arrival of the holiday season. Join friends and neighbors at the 27th Annual Festival of Trees benefiting Friends of Caroline Hospice, Thursday, December 4th – Saturday December 6th, 2014 at The Shed in Port Royal.

            Festivities begin with an Opening Reception Gala on the night of December 4th at 6 pm and will run through December 6th at 4 pm at The Shed in Port Royal, SC.

            The opening reception is a ticketed event that includes live music and heavy hors d’oeuvres by some of the finest local chefs! There will be a silent auction with more than 80 unique items and experiences to bid upon. The Gala will offer a first glance at all the beautifully decorated trees, where you will find a new category this year – Designer Trees. Have some interactive fun and participate in this year’s #linkthelightsFOT Scavenger Hunt sponsored by CenturyLink. You may be the winner of an IPad Mini or another great prize at the end of the weekend!

            For the children, there will be a Coloring Giveaway sponsored by Sumter Utilities, Inc. Kids from the ages 3 – 12 can print and color the image provided at All should bring it with them to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves at the event. Just place it in the mailbox for Santa and they will be entered to win Bruster’s, YoYo’s and Plaza Stadium certificates.

            Get in the holiday spirit and participate in the fun! There will be trees, festival shoppes, book signings, yoga and much, much more. Don’t forget a picture with Santa Claus!

            For a full listing of events and what you can do to help Friends of Caroline Hospice please visit