The Monte Vista Hotel announces its third Annual ‘Deck the Trees,’ Christmas Holiday Celebration. ‘Deck The Trees’ is an opportunity for community businesses, organizations and non-profits to decorate one of twenty-four Christmas trees at the Monte Vista Hotel.
To begin the Christmas Season, the public is invited to the Historic Monte Vista Hotel on December 4, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, for the kick-off party and first viewing of the Christmas Trees. The purpose of ‘Deck The Trees’ is to celebrate the Christmas Season and to raise funds for those in need within our community. Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministries is the recipient of ALL the funds raised through the ‘Deck The Trees’ celebration. SVCM is “a team of committed Christian churches, staff, and volunteers who work together with the community, in response to God’s call to provide vital services for our neighbors in need both local residents and stranded travelers.”
Everyone is invited to view the trees and to make a monetary donation for their favorite tree(s) at the Monte Vista Hotel from December 4 to New Year’s Day. Each dollar received counts as one vote for that particular tree. There is no charge to view the trees.
The winners of ‘Deck The Trees’ will be announced on Friday, December 20. The public is invited to attend the Christmas Party that will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Special entertainment will be provided this evening with the grand prize being announced at 7:30 PM.
The hotel lobby will light up with 24 beautiful and unique Christmas trees hand-decorated around the theme: “Christmas Around The World.” Several trees will be available for Silent Auction Winners. In addition, one live tree will be personally delivered to the winner’s door.
“Last year’s event was an amazing delight for the senses and was fully embraced by the Black Mountain community and beyond. This year’s event will prove even more spectacular,” said Cappi Macsherry, ‘Deck The Trees’ creator, owner of AnTHM Gallery, and art director for the Monte Vista Hotel.
“Not only will the Monte Vista Hotel host ‘Deck The Trees’, the Swannanoa Valley Fine Art League will be displaying it’s annual holiday art show, ‘Fabulous Fake’s,’ throughout the hotel,” adds Macsherry. “This favorite show of the valley, beginning November 1 and extending through New Year’s Day, highlights the work of the member-artists who paint original interpretations of famous works of art.”
Businesses and organizations already signed up for trees include the Merry Wine Market, The Red House (home to the Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League), AnTHM Gallery, Appalachian Creek Nursery & Landscape, Art In The Afternoon, Mountain Nest Gallery and Michelle’s Salon. Groups or businesses interested in reserving the trees may contact Cappi Macsherry at 828-419-0049.
From the hotel’s featured-art collection, live music, and drink specials, to the community camaraderie, decorated trees, and an extra dose of holiday giving and cheer, ‘Deck The Trees’ is one event you and the whole family will want to see and experience.
The Monte Vista Hotel is located at 308 West State Street in downtown Black Mountain. 828-669-8870 or www.themontevistahotel.net.