North Fremont Business District of Monterey to Hold Festival of Trees

North Fremont Business District of Monterey to Hold “Festival of Trees” A Fundraiser Event & Holiday Mixer at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Save the date! Plan to purchase a Christmas tree and network at 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 on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 

This fun, fundraising event will be held in the Monterey Room (near Gate 4) at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center, located at 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA. 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. At the event, network with the community, enter to win door prizes, enjoy entertainment, delicious appetizers, a complimentary drink ticket and a no host bar for $10 in advance (before December 1st) or $20 per person at the door on December 2nd.

NEW! Advance discounted tickets may be purchased at two sites: Monterey Lanes, 2161 North Fremont 831-373-1553 (hours are 9 am - midnight seven days a week except on Thanksgiving - 4 pm to midnight and until 1 am on Fri/Sat nights) 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).  Tickets will be $20 at the door on December 2nd, the day of the event.  RSVP’s are also appreciated and please RSVP and for more information, call Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444 or email [email protected].

NEW! Participating charities include 4-H, Ag Against Hunger, AIM for Mental Health, Animal Friends Rescue Project, Community Homeless Solutions, Community Partnership for Youth, Monterey County Fair Heritage Foundation, ITN Monterey County, Josephine Kernes Memorial Pool, Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula, Relay for Life Marina, Valley Center Bowl Wranglers, Special Kids Crusade, Teddy Bears with Heart and Veterans Transition Center.

Thank you to KSBW 8 and Central Coast ABC for their sponsorship of the Festival of Trees event.

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 at