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DSOSN Festival of Trees and Lights Presents

A Season of Love - 35th Annual Gala
NOVEMBER 26, 2023

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A Holiday Tradition for the Love of Down Syndrome

Every Christmas holiday season, Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada (DSOSN) hosts its annual fundraising event, the Festival of Trees and Lights. This year, we will return to the fabulous Westgate Hotel, and the event will be held the weekend after Thanksgiving, a perfect time for the community and DSOSN members to come together to celebrate a night of giving, and “A SEASON OF LOVE.” Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, menorahs and exquisite gifts – ranging in value from $200 to $20,000 – all for the purpose of raising funds to support DSOSN’s programs and services.

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From Idea to Reality: The Festival of Trees and Lights

This long-standing and unique community celebration was started by the DSOSN founding members in 1988. Over the years, the popularity of the event grew into one of the most elegant Christmas Galas in Las Vegas during the holiday season. Join us as we come together again this year to celebrate this wonderful holiday tradition, and help us restore the elegance of this event to its glory days.

You can join the festivities by clicking on one of the links below.

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DSOSN Warms Your Heart During the Holidays

This year, DSOSN is celebrating its 36th anniversary, and our FOTL event is planned to be even grander than last year. The Gala is black-tie optional, and the festivities will include recognition and awards, celebrity auctioneer, Christian Kolberg, live entertainment, a fabulous four-course dinner, a champagne toast, and dance to the music of a celebrated local DJ.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Support Our Event By Donating Auction Items

We would appreciate your donation of auction items befitting the occasion. To donate an auction item, please complete the form provided so we can make arrangements to collect and catalogue your item by November 15th. As you are aware, the value of all donated items is tax deductible. Thanks in advance for your generous donation!

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A Special Viewing Event

We are making the viewing of the elegantly decorated Christmas trees and wreathes, a family event this year. The “FOTL Winter Wonderland of Christmas trees, wreaths, and other festive Christmas decorations” will be opened for public viewing on Saturday, November 25th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, in the Westgate Hotel. In addition to viewing the Christmas trees and decorations, families will have an opportunity to take photos with Santa and his reindeers. The whole event will be free of charge, but donations are optional, and welcomed.

While at the viewing event, if you see a Christmas tree, wreath, or silent auction item that you like, you can also start your bidding online (information will be provided at the event).

Attend Special Viewing Event

Interested in being part of the planning committee and/or becoming a tree, wreath, menorah, or gift basket designer?

Write to dsosn@dsosn.org

A Holiday Tradition that features exquisitely decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, baskets, stockings, and traditional Hanukkah decorations all of which will be made available for bidding during the silent and live auction of the Grand Gala event.

Click Here To View Our FOTL Flip Book