|A summer view of the Fairmont Empress Hotel|
Through January 3, 2011, the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel situated in Victoria's picturesque Inner Harbour, welcomes visitors through its doors and into its hallways to witness their transformation into a beautiful lush forest. An annual fundraiser for BC Children's Hospital, The Festival of Trees invites local businesses, organizations and individuals to sponsor and decorate dozens of Christmas trees that deck the halls of the hotel over the holiday season.
Now in its 19th year, the Festival has grown to feature 73 trees with locals and visitors alike encouraged to wander through, take in the sometime wacky, often irreverent, but always beautifully decorated trees, and cast a ballot for their favourite tree.
|Empress Hotel overlooking the harbour|
Post from Tourism Victoria
Images copyright Anne Gordon