SUU's Department of Theatre, Dance, & Arts Administration to Host Ninth Annual Festival of Trees

Published: November 14, 2022 | Author: Brian Swanson | Read Time: 2 minutes

Festival of Trees 2022A community celebration of caring and giving is planned when SUU’s Department of Theatre, Dance, and Arts Administration presents a holiday Festival of Trees. This family event runs from December 8 through December 10 in the lobby of the Randall L. Jones Theatre. Hours for viewing are 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on December 8 & 9, and 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on December 10. While donations of canned goods are requested to be brought to the theatre to benefit Iron County Care and Share, all events are free and open to the public.

The Festival of Trees is not only a community event to celebrate the season, but also a way to raise funds for Iron County Care and Share. All trees and wreaths on display have been decorated and provided by local businesses and individuals. These trees will be sold through a silent auction, with all proceeds being donated to Iron County Care and Share. To add to the festivities, once again the balcony of the Randall Jones will be decorated with the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Christmas Village, which is a sight to behold.Festival of Trees Village 2022

Saturday, December 10 will truly be a family-oriented day at the Festival. Starting at 9:30 a.m., there will be readings of Christmas stories as well as a coloring station and contest for children. Santa will join the Festival from about 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Randall L. Jones Theatre lobby for children and families to visit. Visitors will have the chance to bid on trees and wreaths during the open house, and winning bids will be announced on December 12, with trees being delivered soon after.

For more information or for inquiries about performing or donating a tree, please visit or contact Brian Swanson at or (435) 865-8674.


About the College of Performing and Visual Arts

The College of Performing and Visual Arts (CPVA) at Southern Utah University comprises 41 academic programs including liberal arts (BA/BS) and professional (BFA, BM, BMEd) degrees in art, design, dance, filmmaking, music, and theatre. It includes graduate programs in the fields of arts administration (MFA, MA), music education (MME), and music technology (MM). More than 60 full-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 900 majors in the College. CPVA presents over 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year and is affiliated with the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the Center for Shakespeare Studies. Southern Utah University is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) making SUU the first public university in the state of Utah to be accredited by all four associations. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit

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