CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The holiday season is here and what better way to celebrate than enjoying beautifully decorated Christmas trees?

The sixth annual Festival of Trees in uptown Charlotte returns to the Levine Museum of the New South Friday to benefit The Arc of Mecklenburg County. The 2016 festival marks the fifth year the event has been held at the uptown museum, with 15 of the most impressive Christmas trees on display, helping raise funds to support children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

According to The Arc of Mecklenburg County, approximately 75,000 Mecklenburg County residents are living with a disability.

This year’s festival will be in the museum’s atrium, showcasing lights and decorations on the trees, as well as a collection of holiday wreaths.

The festival party runs from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $30.