The Journal Gazette
Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:06 am

More adjustments for Embassy Festival of Trees

The Journal Gazette

The Embassy Festival of Trees has had to make more adjustments because of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s executive order and the Allen County Department of Health’s reduction in total gathering capacity to 100 or less, the Embassy Theatre said today.

The 36th annual event will be on the first floor only, beginning Nov. 25 with expanded hours.

All stage performances have been canceled and there will not be a screening of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” on Thanksgiving Day.

A designated one-way traffic pattern to view the trees will be incorporated to allow for social distancing.

Additional days have been added from Thursday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 6, with the opening day on Nov. 25 now starting at 4 p.m.

Patrons can view 40 decorated trees in 90-minute time blocks until Dec. 3. From Dec. 3 until Dec. 6, tickets will be for timed entry in 60-minute increments. The building will be cleaned between each time block, including frequently touched surfaces along the traffic path and inside the restrooms, the Embassy said. Patrons are encouraged to purchase the tickets in advance because of the limited number of tickets available for each time block.

Additional Santa experiences will be offered in December for those who cannot attend the Festival of Trees. Breakfast with Santa is still planned, with reduced capacity and very limited seating.

Tickets for the festival and Breakfast with Santa are on sale now.

Masks will be required for admittance, with no exceptions. Anyone unwilling to wear a mask is encouraged to purchase a virtual ticket.

The virtual tour will be online for viewing from Dec. 3, 2020, until Jan. 1, 2021.

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