Welcome to the 28th Annual Festival of Trees! With the health and safety of our donors, volunteers, and visitors in mind, we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Festival in November.

Although we have made some changes to protect everyone, we’re confident the Festival will be everything you’ve come to expect. Over 200 beautiful and creative trees, mini-trees, and wreaths, a $5,000 cash raffle, a holiday Gift Shop, and of course Santa, will help kick-off your annual holiday season. If you’re lucky, perhaps you’ll take home one of our trees for Christmas!

We aren’t able to open our doors to the thousands of visitors that come each year without the generosity and creativity of our tree donors, the dedication of hundreds of talented volunteers, and the support of countless advertisers and corporate sponsors.

If you’d like to become a part of this marvelous holiday event, or if you’d like to support the Festival’s mission of historic preservation, there are several ways for you to get involved.

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To limit overcrowding and to improve the overall experience for every visitor, timed tickets are now required for admission and must be purchased online prior to your arrival at the Festival. Starting in late-October, reservations for a specific date and time will be available.

To eliminate the risks associated with long lines, admission tickets will be available in 20-minute increments and attendance will be limited for each timeslot. In addition to purchasing admission tickets, you are encouraged to pre-purchase raffle tickets for our trees and for our annual cash raffle.

Knowing that some may still be reluctant to attend a large in-person event, we are pleased to also present the 28th Festival of Trees online! While visiting the Festival virtually is certainly a different experience, each of the creative and beautiful trees will be on full display for all to see on this website. What isn’t different is your ability to potentially take one of these magnificent trees home when the raffles have all been drawn.

The virtual Festival of Trees will be open from 12:00 Noon on Friday, November 19th through midnight on Friday, December 3rd.

If winning $5,000 would help brighten your holiday season, then you need to take a chance to win our annual Charles Raffle! The raffle is once again sponsored by our friend and generous benefactor, Charles, of Charles Beauty Wellness!

Whether you purchase your tickets at Center Court at the Festival or online, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to win big at this year’s Festival.

The pricing for these tickets is: 1 for $5.00, 6 for $10.00, and 26 for $20.00.

Each year the Online Auction features a variety of highly sought items; sports fanatics, foodies, travelers, collectors, and everyone in between are enthralled each year with our wide range of items.

The Festival’s Online Auction has included tickets for sporting events and entertainment, celebrity autographed memorabilia, hotel getaway accommodations, skydiving and private plane tours, unique holiday gifts, and other unique experiences.

Santa Claus is always a special guest at the Festival of Trees! Children of all ages welcome the opportunity to visit Santa and share their Christmas list. Whether you take your own photographs or take advantage of the wide array of photo options available from our professional photographer, your visit is certain to be a memorable Holiday moment.

For those who aren’t able to visit Santa in person at the Festival of Trees, we have teamed up with Joly St. Nick (jolystnick.com) to provide an online visit with Santa! The virtual program offers you an opportunity for a personal visit with Santa for your family using the magic of your phone, computer, or tablet.

The Festival of Trees annually offers Seniors specific opportunities to visit with a complimentary admission. This year, to limit crowds and to protect the health and safety of our Senior visitors, the Festival will open from 9:00 AM to Noon on four complimentary Seniors-only mornings:

  • Monday, November 22nd
  • Tuesday, November 23rd
  • Monday, November 29th
  • Tuesday, November 30th

Admission is complimentary, but a reservation for a specific date and time should be made online prior to your arrival at the Festival.


People from cities and towns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire visit the annual event


Breathtaking holiday trees and wreaths on display last year


Dollars awarded to preservation projects throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire

Get Involved

We can’t open our doors to the thousands of visitors that come each year without the generosity and creativity of our tree donors, the dedication of talented volunteers, and the support of advertisers and sponsors.

Preserving History

Committed to preservation projects throughout the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire.

What’s New

Learn more about what’s happening at the Festival.

December 6, 2020 in Tree Awards

Festival Announces 2020 Tree Winners

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November 11, 2020 in Press Releases

Something NEW – The Festival at Greycourt State Park

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August 21, 2020 in Press Releases

Festival Announces ‘Virtual’ Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees Board of Directors have announced plans to hold the 27th Annual Festival of Trees ‘virtually’ this year. Although the Festival won’t be bringing record-breaking crowds to…
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April 17, 2020 in Press Releases

Festival Announces 2020 Historic Preservation Grant Program

The Methuen Festival of Trees, Inc. is looking for applicants for our 2020 Historic Preservation Grant Program (HPGP). The HPGP offers up to $10,000 for qualified historic preservation projects. The…
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