Gifts, crafts on sale at tree festival

November 27, 1999|By KARIN REMESCH

Two days remain for holiday shopping at the 10th annual Kennedy Krieger Institute Festival of Trees.

The celebration continues through the weekend in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, York Road in Timonium.

In addition to more than 200 Christmas trees and wreaths created by area designers, artists, florist, Scout troops, schoolchildren and others, the event features 122 gingerbread houses.

More than 130 vendors offer specialty gifts such as holiday decorations, jewelry, handmade crafts, blown glass, gourmet food items and children's clothes.

Continuous entertainment -- from choirs and storytellers to dancers and puppet shows -- contributes to the holiday spirit.

Festivalgoers can take a ride on an antique carousel or explore the 1,600-square-foot model train garden. AndSanta Claus will greet children throughout the festival.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow. Admission is $8, $4 children and seniors.

Proceeds benefit Kennedy Krieger, a comprehensive resource for children with disabilities.

Call 410-502-TREE.

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