For the second year in a row, our tree submission to the Methuen Festival of Trees has earned us a first place finish in the Best Children’s Theme category! We now have two Conifer Awards on our shelf!
Our Clinical Services team, who created a magnificent Oz-themed showpiece last year, followed up their big win with a “Christmas in Neverland” masterpiece this year.
The creative tree features familiar faces of beloved Neverland Characters meticulously carved out of foam pumpkins coated with a sparkling metallic silver coat and swirls of glitter. The layers of pumpkins are divided by Tinkerbell’s bright green skirt; which cascade in parallel lines, breaking up its four sections. Scattered about on each level is Captain Hook’s gold doubloons, accompanied by dangling silver bells.
A Christmas tree is just not complete without its skirt; this one of a kind, hand painted masterpiece, shares the joy of four different Neverland locations and numerous adored characters; the vibrant tones of turquoise and blue are highlighted off the silver pumpkins, as it stands out against the rest of the large green tree. In its entirety, the Neverland Christmas tree is just over 10-feet tall and was the product of multiple ATI clinicians working together on Carol Williams’ vision.
After a few trips to Neverland for Spring Break, the Celebrate Good Times Gala, the Mayor’s Cup, and the Life Matters Awards Gala, our team has passed the second star to right and straight on ’til morning more than most. They know exactly how to get to Neverland, but more importantly, they know exactly how to bring this magical land to you.
Like with all things WOW! Magic, however, you really need to see it in person to understand just how amazing this tree truly is. You can check it out at the Festival, which features so many fabulous trees, now through Dec. 3. Find out more and purchase tickets here. And be sure to stop by our award winning “Christmas in Neverland” tree.
Check out a few photos of this year’s tree below and last year’s tree here. Be sure to congratulate the team behind the scenes: Carol, Maxine, Crystal, and Karen! Great job, ladies! We’re so proud to count you as members of the endlessly talented American Training Family!