There are only a few days left for everyone to enjoy The Forgotten Coast Festival of Trees which closes at 8 p.m. Saturday. There is still time to vote for your favorite Holiday Display Announcement of the winner will take place at 7 p.m. tonight. Find a special gift in the silent auction which will close at 7 p.m. Saturday. So join us either before or after the parade. We will have cookies and cocoa all day at The Joe. There are still some special events scheduled so don’t miss out on the fun


1-2:30 p.m. - Brooks Jones and the Ukulele Band –rousing renditions of favorite Christmas carols

3:30 – 5:30 p.m. - Come visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa has gifts for all the good little girls and boys.


1:30 – 3 p.m. - Come make beautiful woven star ornaments with The Joe

3:30-5 p.m. - Santa’s Workshop—Kid’s Craft Corner. Kids of all ages can come make Christmas ornaments


12 – 2:30 p.m. - Come listen to music provided by the First United Methodist Church High School Singers and the Chancel Chorus Christmas Presentation followed by a Community Caroling Celebration.

3 – 4:30 p.m. - . Santa’s Workshop—Kid’s Craft Corner. Kids of all ages can come make Christmas ornaments before the parade.

Exhibit hours for the “Forgotten Coast Festival of Trees” are 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. ET Wednesdays through Saturdays.

We wish to thank the following sponsors for their support in bringing this event to our communities:

The Forgotten Coast Cultural Coalition is co-sponsoring this event with The Joe Center for the Arts. Langford Construction is a Festival Partner. Our Festival Contributors are Joe Mama’s Wood Fired Pizza, Capital City Bank, Hannon Insurance, Tyndall Federal Credit Union and the Port St. Joe Lions Club.

We have two special sponsors for our Candy Cane Lane children’s craft area: Farnsley Wealth Management and First United Methodist Church of Port St. Joe. Port St. Joe High School students will be assisting children in this area. Our Festival supporters are Windolf Construction, Cape Trading Post, Lady J Charters of Port St. Joe, Captains Containers LLC, Arthur & Barbara Peters, Coastal Foot and Ankle Clinic and St. Joe Hardware.

All proceeds benefit The Joe Center for the Arts and its mission to educate, exhibit, partner and inspire through the arts.