Festival of Trees this weekend

By WEEK Producer

November 22, 2013 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 12:27 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- This weekend the Crittenton Centers is hosting the 5th annual Festival of Trees at First Federated Church of Peoria's Life Together Center.

The event features decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces.

There will be bands and singers along with a gift shop and snack shop.

Saturday there will be a brunch where you can learn about decorating tips.

The event isn't just for looks as you are encouraged to purchase decorations for your homes.

"It's a Winter Wonderland of several different trees and entertainment and we really wanted people to have an opportunity to purchase their decorations before the holiday. So not only do they have it for Thanksgiving, but also through the Christmas season," said CEO and President of Crittenton Centers, Jennifer Orban.

The event runs until 8 pm Friday and Saturday, and will end at 5 pm on Sunday.