North Fremont Business District of Monterey to Hold 2nd Annual Festival of Trees A Fundraiser Event & Holiday Mixer

 Save the date for this special holiday charity event presented by the North Fremont Business District of Monterey. Support our local charities, mix and mingle with the community, and buy your beautifully decorated Christmas tree generously donated by Cardinale & Wright Christmas Trees at the “Festival of Trees” - A Fundraiser Event & Holiday Mixer.

At a Glance:

What: 2nd Annual; “Festival of Trees” - A Fundraiser Event & Holiday Mixer presented by the North Fremont Business District of Monterey

Come bid on a Christmas tree via Silent Auction to enhance your home and/or business and support a community non-profit organization that has decorated it with their own special creative theme. Trees will be available for pick up or for a small fee, delivered directly to your home or business by Cardinale Moving & Storage who generously donated the Christmas trees. At the event, network with the community, enter to win drawing prizes, enjoy holiday music performed by Monterey International, featuring Mike Marotta and friends, delicious appetizers from Michael’s Catering, a complimentary glass of wine and a no host bar. 

When:  Wednesday, November 30, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

Where:  Monterey Room (near Gate 4) at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, located at 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA.

Cost: $15 in advance before November 28th and $20 at the door on November 30th.

Tickets: Advance discount tickets may be purchased at two sites prior to November 27th: Monterey Lanes, 2161 North Fremont 831-373-1553 (hours are 9 am - midnight) and at the Monterey County Fair & Event office, 2004 Fairground Road (at the corner of Fairground Road and Garden Road). 831- 372-5863 The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 am - 5 pm (closed from Noon to 1 pm for lunch and on November 23-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday).  Tickets are also available online at

Information: Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444 or email[email protected].

Participating charities : Ag Against Hunger, AIM for Mental Health, American Cancer Society – Relay for Life, American Cancer Society – Bark for Life for Monterey County, Animal Welfare Assistance Group, Blind and Visually Impaired Center, Community Homeless Solutions, Community Partnership for Youth, Door to Hope, Friends of the Monterey Public Library, ITNMonterey County,  Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool, Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation, Papillion Center for Loss and Transition, Sun Street Centers,  Teddy Bears with Heart and CERT/CERV,  Junior League of Monterey County and more to come!

About Cardinale & Wright Christmas Trees

The Christmas trees will be generously donated by the family-owned and operated Cardinale & Wright Christmas Trees. Their seasonal store is located at Gate 7 at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center on Fairground Road during mid-November and December. They also feature the Cardinale & Wright Pumpkin Patch in October prior to Halloween.

About the North Fremont Business District of Monterey

The North Fremont Business District of Monterey is conveniently located along North Fremont Street in the “sun belt” area of the City of Monterey. The district is a mile-long corridor just off Highway 1 along Fremont Street to Canyon Del Rey, close to the Monterey Regional Airport and Highway 68. With over 85 great shops, restaurants, hotels/motels, businesses and ample parking, North Fremont has long been a popular place to “Dine, Shop, Play, Stay and Take Care of Business”, located just a block from the world renowned Monterey County Fair & Event Center. It is surrounded by several residential areas including the Casanova/Oak Knoll Neighborhood and Del Monte Grove/Laguna Grande Neighborhood.

The District’s "Backstage Pass" program features many special offers from merchants along and near North Fremont in Monterey. The "Backstage Pass" is downloadable from the website,, as well as four pages of printable coupons that encompass 27 special offers from many of the area's hotels, restaurants, retail stores and business services. The coupons and "Backstage Pass" card can be printed out or shown on a mobile device to the staff at the participating North Fremont Business District locations. The name, "Backstage Pass", pays homage to the coveted "back stage" experiences enjoyed at concerts at the nearby Monterey Fair & Event Center and other venues. Sign up on the website