Check out the Festival of Trees this weekend in Cedar Rapids! This is a great way to kick-off the holiday season with your family and friends. Trees are decorated by local business or organizations and feature various themes and designs.

The event is this weekend, November 18th and 19th, at Hawkeye Downs. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. If you see a tree you like, be sure to cast your vote for the People's Choice Award. As always, trees will be available for purchase with all funds benefiting local non-profits. The event closes each day at 5:00 p.m.

Festival of Trees is put on each year by the Cedar Rapids Jaycees. This year, the Jaycees have great local sponsors helping them out. Those sponsors include, Alliant Energy, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, The Cedar Rapids Area Association of Realtors and VanDerGirst Law.

For more information on Festival of Trees, visit this link.