Are 25 Christmas Trees Really Enough?

Alley Theatre celebrates A Christmas Carol with the most Christmas trees ever

Alley celebrates A Christmas Carol with most Christmas trees ever

News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015
The Alley Theatre foyer decorated with 25 designer Christmas trees on display through January 3. Photo by Jacob Power
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015, Peter Ragauss, Andrew Ragauss, Pete Curtis, Jennifer Smith
Peter Ragauss, Andrew Ragauss, Pete Curtis, Jennifer Smith. Photo by Jacob Power
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015 Joradn Lambert, Rachel Lambert
Jordan Lambert, Rachel Lambert. Photo by Jacob Power
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015
A Christmas tree any kid would love. Photo by Jacob Power
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015, Bill Toomey, Courtney Toomey, Dean Gladden
Bill Toomey, Courtney Toomey, Dean Gladden. Photo by Jacob Power
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015, Laura Bellows, Jack Pendergast
Laura Bellows, Jack Pendergrast. Photo by Jacob Power
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015, Shannon and Matt Cochrane
Shannon Cochrane, Matt Cochrane. Photo by Jacob Power
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015, Fronnie Valencia, Ricardo Valencia
Fronnie Valencia, Ricardo Valencia. Photo by Jacob Power
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015
Designer trees capture the spirit of The Santaland Diaries. Photo by Jacob Power
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015 Bruce Coy, Paul Martinez, Alex Lopez, Jasmine Walker;
Bruce Coy, Paul Martinez, Alex Lopez, Jasmine Walker. Photo by Jacob Power
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015, Peter Ragauss, Andrew Ragauss, Pete Curtis, Jennifer Smith
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015 Joradn Lambert, Rachel Lambert
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015, Bill Toomey, Courtney Toomey, Dean Gladden
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015, Laura Bellows, Jack Pendergast
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015, Shannon and Matt Cochrane
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015, Fronnie Valencia, Ricardo Valencia
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015
News, Alley Theatre Christmas Tree party, Nov. 2015 Bruce Coy, Paul Martinez, Alex Lopez, Jasmine Walker;

With its spanking new lobby and fresh red carpet ready for the holiday season, the Alley Theatre continues its tradition of filling the lobby with whimsical Christmas trees. This year, 25 designer-dressed faux firs are on display.

The reveal and tree lighting was celebrated at the annual "Deck the Trees" cocktail reception prior to opening night of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas. Sponsors underwrite the cost of the seasonal decor for which local designers volunteer their time to whoop it up Santa style. The trees will be on display through January 3, 2016, during the run of the holiday performances.

Among participating decorators were Fronnie Valencia, Timothy Long of Pinot's Palette, Cindy McClimans Huey of Petal Oragnic Landscaping, Pat Mendez of Ryan's Holiday Decor and Deborah Watts of True Vines Inc.

In its nine-year history, the event has generated more than $535,000. Peter A. Ragauss chaired the recent gathering of guests, sponsors, designers and Alley patrons who toasted in the holidays before taking their seats in the theater for the time-honored play.

Getting a first look at the glowing trees were Alley managing director Dean Gladden, Jennifer Smith, Courtney and Bill Toomey, Barbara and Tom Gros, Sooze and Tony Cisneros, Laura Bellows and Jack Pendergrast, Anne Mundy, Timothy Long and Nancy and Doug Fuhrman.