Rockwall is all about Christmas trees this weekend, with the Rockwall County Helping Hands Festival Of Trees Luncheon and Gala.

The Fourth Annual Luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront and will feature as guest speakers Cynthia Smoot, a publicist, influencer, lifestyle blogger and freelance writer; and Tiffany Hendra, founder of “The Coaching Sanctuary”, an empowerment coach and TV personality who formerly appeared on the “Real Housewives of Dallas.”

Tickets are sold out for the event as of Wednesday afternoon.

The Rockwall County Helping Hands Festival Of Trees Holiday Market is free and open to the public between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hilton. The Boutique of Helping Hands will set aside a special area to sell donated merchandise at reduced prices, including jewelry, clothing wreaths, trees and more, with all proceeds benefiting those in need in Rockwall. Live entertainment is also scheduled during the event, featuring performances from local musical and theatrical artists and groups.

The 10th Annual Festival Of Trees Gala begins at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and is presented by Rockwall Dermatology. The event will include a live auction, raffle, and the display of donated trees and wreaths decorated by local Rockwall businesses and organizations.

Tickets and additional information are available at

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