Arbol de La Vida Tree Decorating Contest

Arbol de La Vida Tree Decorating Contest

The Arbol de La Vida Tree Decorating Contest is a great treat for the whole family.

When: November 15, 2016

Time: Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Where: The Oaks Shopping Center (Entrance by Food Court)

350 W Hillcrest Dr.

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

The trees are displayed at the Oaks Shopping Center from November 15 through December 8. The trees are then donated to underprivileged families, Hospice of Conejo, and Padres/Compadres Greif Support at the Arbol de La Vida Celebration on December 8 at Parque de la Plaza from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Various canned goods and nonperishable food items will be at the base of each tree. Shoppers can come in and vote for their favorite decorated holiday tree through December 7, 2016.

Come support the Thousand Oaks Police Charity Fund by coming into the Oaks Shopping Center and voting for our tree!

If you are planning on putting up your own tree in your home, make sure you follow these holiday tree safety decorating tips.

  1. Real or Fake Tree?

An artificial tree is the safest option as many faux trees are flame retardant and look just like real trees. If you must buy a real tree, then make sure that it stays well-watered throughout its stay in your home. Real trees are extremely flammable, and any shortage could engulf your tree in flames within seconds.

  1. Ornaments

Glass ornaments are beautiful but can be dangerous to small children and pets. If any slip and shatter, the shard of glass can cut deep into flesh and cause a rather unsightly injury. Opt for plastic until they get older, or hang them high on the tree to keep away from curious hands (and paws).

You can also contact the Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation in Thousand Oaks, California to learn more about how you can vote for our tree and participate in this charitable event!

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