Festival of Trees is an annual special event that raises funds needed to support The Arc of Mecklenburg County’s programs and services for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The event is a beautiful and festive start to the holiday season.

    The Festival of Trees party will be on Friday, December 1, at Levine Museum of the New South from 7-9:30 p.m. Sponsors will receive a quantity of tickets corresponding to their sponsorship level. Guests will enjoy live music by Bonejazz, heavy hors d'œuvres, cash bar (plus one drink ticket/guest), silent auction, and raffles. The party is open to event sponsors and their guests as well as to guests who purchase individual tickets.

    This year’s event will once again be at the Levine Museum of the New South, located in the heart of uptown Charlotte’s First Ward. The Festival of Trees party will be in the museum’s beautiful atrium, showcasing the lights and decorations on the trees. Guests will also have the opportunity to explore the museum exhibits. The museum hosts various events and weddings during the holiday season, offering opportunity for trees, identified by sponsor, to be viewed by many other museum and event guests for several weeks.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available by clicking on the icon to the left. Individual tickets are $30 for general admission and $10 for self-advocates.

    Click HERE to purchase tickets!


    Schedule of Events


    • Monday, November 27th - Day of Decoration for Tree Sponsors
    • Friday, December 1st - Festival of Trees Viewing Party
    • Tuesday, January 2nd - Take down day


    Our venue, the Levine Museum of the New South is located at:

    200 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

    Click Here for more info!



    Our Profile

    • We are a United Way Partner Agency. A 60 year-old, established network with a strong presence in Charlotte, NC., The Arc is a non-profit 501 (c) (03) organization with 140,000 members, affiliated through approximately 1,000 U.S. state and local chapters.
    • Approximately 75,000 Mecklenburg County residents are living with a disability.
    • We offer free programs that serve ages from infant to geriatric. We connect persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families to community resources.
    • We advocate for the needs of persons with disabilities.  We address needs such as: education, housing, medical services and funding.