Dressing of the Palms

A Celebration of Coastal Living

November 1st thru
December 31st, 2014

Vilano Beach Main Street invites Businesses, Community Groups, Artists, Schools and Individuals to bring your talents and imagination to decorate 200 of Vilano Town Center palm trees.  Lighting and illumination of trees may be creative. 

Where are the trees!!!!!!!!!   Download the maps - 243 in six sections!

Reserve your tree now!!!!!!!  Download the Participation Agreement
return to Rainbow Shades in Vilano Beach Town Center; or email to contacts listed or mail to P.O. Box 6, 32085 with payment enclosed or pay online below)

The Award:  Personalized 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Trophies

Featured NSIA news coverage
raffles & more!

Awarded at Sunset Celebration - December 6th

Trees stay decorated until December 31st

Our 2014 Judges will include
an artist, elected official, & tourism representative.

Criteria -- Creativity, Theme, Artful Effect

How?  A donation of $25 will reserve your palm. If you wish to adopt more than one palm, pricing is 2/$40; 3/$60; 4/$80 and 5/$100. Non-profit organizations may participate for no cost. We want as many palms "Dressed" as possible!!!! For an additional $50 + material costs, we have voluteers who will help decorate.

When: Palms may be decorated between Nov. 1st & Nov. 15th by dusk. 

Judging: November 16th or later as scheduled.  
Winners Announced: December 6th

Celebrations: Entertainment & festivities at Sunset Celebration
Caroling along Vilano Road.

The Challenge with these Conditions of Participation:
Decorate the tree to promote your school, business, or creatively as you please

  • Decorations must be tied or wrapped around trees. (No nails or screws allowed. No glue; no paint or permanent markings allowed on trees)
  • Lighting may be creatively devised from solar or battery power. (Electrical outlets are not available. No extension cords are allowed.)
  • Your design must be weatherproof and maintained until the end of the event.
  • Group name identification is encouraged in the design. 

To reserve your palm, contact 
1) Sallie O'Hara, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 904-540-0402
2) Heather Welch, hwelch69@gmail.com or call 904-824-1181 at Rainbow Shades

Each Tree will be numbered and sponsors will tie a yellow ribbon around it until it is decorated. Yellow reservation ribbons may be picked up at Rainbow Shades.  


This event is sponsored by Vilano Beach Main Street (a 501(C)(3) Not for profit Corporation with proceeds benefitting improvements for Vilano Beach Town Center & surrounding area. 

This year we are inviting additional Sponsors at levels listed below:
Magestic Palm - $500
Queen Palm    - $250
Royal Palm      - $100
Traveller's Palm $  50

 Thank You 2014 Supporters!

emTech Consulting - Royal Palm Sponsor
Saltwater Cowboy's - Traveller's Palm


Click here to fill out the Registration Form

Pay for your palm below:

Fill out Sponsor Name


Sponsor Name

Select your Palm


Don't know how to decorate a palm tree......no problem!

See last year's samples in our North Shore News editions.


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