Welcome to the 2017

Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees has been a marvel of the Merrimack Valley for over two decades. Start the holiday season with this family celebration of the sights and sounds of the holidays. Featuring over 240 trees, wreaths and displays that you could win, the Festival of Trees has something for everyone. Make The Festival of Trees a part of your holiday season – visit us and enter to win at the Festival or volunteer and help share the magic.


November 18-December 2, 2017

Weekdays 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Weekends 10:00 am-9:00 pm

Wednesday, November 22
Special hours: 12:00 pm-9:00pm

Closed Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 24 10:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday, December 2 10:00 am-9:00 pm


13 Branch Street
Methuen, MA 01844

From the north, take Exit 46 and take a right at the end of the ramp; bear an immediate right onto Rt. 113 – Dracut. Take your first right into Branch St. and follow the signs for Festival Parking.

From the south, take Exit 46B . Travel under Rt. 93. Proceed off the ramp and stay to the right toward Dracut (Rte. 113 West). Take your first right into Branch St. and follow signs for Festival Parking.

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Win Big

The Raffles

There are lots of opportunities to win at the Festival of Trees!

At the end of each Festival of Trees, every one of the beautiful trees – the true stars of our show – goes home with a lucky winner. Whether you take chances on a full-size tree or on one of our unique mini-trees or wreaths, you have an opportunity to bring home something special for the Holidays.

In addition, there’s a chance to win $5,000 in the Festival raffle we feature in “Center Court.”

The RafflesThe RulesBuy Tickets

Shops of the Festival

Whether you’re looking for a unique holiday decoration, a gift for a special friend, a one-of-a-kind collectible, or something fun for the little ones in your family, you could find it in the Festival Gift Shop.

Together with our four vendor partners, the Festival features something for everyone!

Check out the Shops

The Festival Cafe

Every year our Festival Café becomes more popular. In response to suggestions from our guests, we continue to expand the menu – including offering daily specials. Whether you’re looking for a small snack or a more complete meal, there’s something for you! And, on several evenings and weekends, we’ve added a selection of beer and wine to enhance the experience.

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The Auction

Whether you visit the Festival or not, you should visit the Festival’s online auction. The Auction features a wide-range of items; including, tickets for great sporting events, entertainment opportunities, gift certificates, holiday decorations, and so much more.

Bid to Win

Special Events

Each year, the Festival of Trees features several special events. These range from our signature “Taste of the Festival” and Ladies’ Night Out to Senior Weekend, visits with Santa and discounted times for Facebook Friends, Educators, and others.

See What’s Happening

Festival Leadership

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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.

What's Happening at the Festival of Trees

March 12, 2018 in Press Releases

Festival Announces Annual Scholarship

The Festival of Trees is pleased to announce its annual Scholarship Program for 2018. A successful applicant for a Festival scholarship must be a resident of the Merrimack Valley who... Read More
December 6, 2017 in Tree Awards

Festival Announces 2017 Tree Winners

The Methuen Festival of Trees is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 trees, mini-trees, and wreaths.  The winning tickets were chosen on Saturday evening and everyone was notified... Read More
November 20, 2017 in Tree Awards

2017 Conifer Awards Announced

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November 18, 2017 in Press Releases

Taste of the Festival features Chef Jen Royle

The Festival of Trees annual premier event, the Taste of the Festival, featured Celebrity Chef Jen Royle. The Taste is the most exciting evening at the beginning of each year’s…

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