DeKALB – The DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest 18th annual Christmas Tree Walk and Open House will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. Visitors can tour the home and view 28 beautiful trees designed to remind them of many treasures of the season.
At the main entrance, guests will see a beautiful tree of sparkling stars reminiscent of the starry night when Jesus was born.
With the last of the gifts wrapped and the trees trimmed and lighted, settle in around the “Night Before Christmas” tree in the Atrium. The Bradt Chapel, with a lovely tree of Chrismon’s, a creche and beautiful music is a place to reflect about the true meaning of Christmas.
“Home For The Holidays” is the theme for the Vista Room on the third floor. Oak Crest King and Queen Dick and Lou Cole will greet guests there. Visitors can sample from a festive table of goodies and listen to music.
At 1:30 p.m. the DeKalb High School Madrigal Singers will sing. The Northern Illinois Cello Ensemble will perform at 2:30 p.m. and Rayitos Del Sol of Conexion Comunidad at 3:30 p.m.
The Little Theater has an exciting “Under The Big Top” theme. A huge model circus train and a Christmas train will be on display for all to enjoy.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will pass out cookies and candy canes and will pose for photos and listen to wishes children of all ages want to share.
Guests will also want to visit the trees in the East Addition, the Dining Rooms and the Howard & Mildred Eychaner Health Center. The hall leading to the Health Center is “Cardinal Haven.” Directly inside the Health Center Mickey and Pooh Bear will greet guests.
Christmas Tree Walk and Open House
1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9
DeKalb Area Retirement Center-Oak Crest
2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, DeKalb
Handicapped valet parking will be available for those who come to the west door.