World of Energy to host Festival of Trees

SENECA — The World of Energy will host its third annual Festival of Trees Nov. 28 through Dec. 31.

Nearly two dozen trees will be on display, decorated by local businesses and organizations for the public to view. Tree viewing can take place Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m. at the World of Energy education center.

Visitors are asked to vote on their favorite tree; the winning tree will receive a $1,000 grant from Duke Energy to donate to their registered charity of choice. A tree lighting ceremony is planned for 5 p.m. Dec. 3, for the community to enjoy with live music by the Zion Quartet.

Also, as part of the holiday festivities, Santa and Mrs. Claus are visiting the World of Energy from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Children can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and parents are encouraged to capture the memories with their camera. No reservations are required.

All holiday activities at the World of Energy are free and open to the public. The center is an official Toys for Tots drop-off location, so those visiting are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the drop box.

For more information on Festival of Trees activities, call (864) 873-4600.