World of Energy to host second Festival of Trees

UPSTATE — The World of Energy will host its second annual Festival of Trees beginning Nov. 24 and running through Jan. 3.

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. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. at the World of Energy education center.

Visitors will also be asked to vote on their favorite tree and the winning tree will receive a $1,000 grant from Duke Energy to donate to their charity of choice. A tree lighting ceremony is planned for Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. for the community to enjoy with live music and refreshments.

Also as part of the holiday festivities, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 1-3 p.m. Children can come and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and parents are encouraged to capture the memories with their camera.

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 drop-off.

For more information on the Festival of Trees activities, or if you would like to reserve a tree to decorate, call (864) 873-4600.

The World of Energy will be closed for the Thanksgiving holidays on Nov. 27 and 28 and Dec. 24-29 for Christmas holidays.