Local decorators and crafters are being recruited to participate in the seventh Gibson House Christmas Gala (formerly the Festival of Trees) on Thursday, Dec. 5.
This year’s gala will be held at the historic Lowe-Hohenwarter home, 458 First St. in Woodland. The Queen Anne home was built in 1890 and has a 48-foot tower with a bell-shaped roof, “wave” shingles and many other unusual architectural details both outside and in.
At the gala, holiday decorations made by local artisans are auctioned during an evening of music, food and fun.
The gala planning committee is looking for people who would like to donate hand-crafted table-top and medium-sized decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces for the auction. Gift baskets are also welcome.
For a copy of the decorator guidelines and a reservation form, call the Gibson House Museum at 530-666-1045 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays or Meg Stallard at 530-666-0154. Reservation forms are due by Nov. 1.
Proceeds from the auction benefit the Gibson House Museum’s educational programs, which bring more than 1,200 Yolo County students to the historic Victorian home each year.