Welcome to the 27th Annual Festival of Trees! Although COVID-19 is certainly making everything different this year, we are committed to making sure this tradition continues! The health and safety of our thousands of visitors and hundreds of volunteers is absolutely the most important consideration for all of us. So, while we aren’t welcoming you to 13 Branch Street, we are excited to present our beautiful trees on this site.

‘Visiting’ the Festival of Trees is different this year. Each of the creative, innovative, and beautiful trees presented by our talented and generous tree donors are now on full display for all to see on this website. What isn’t different this year is your ability to take one of these magnificent trees home when the raffles have all been drawn.

The virtual Festival of Trees is open from 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 21st through midnight on Saturday, December 5th. So, gather the family in front of your computer and experience the magic.

The Virtual Tree Raffle is now closed. You are welcome to view all of the trees from our generous and talented donors and explore other ways to participate in this year’s Festival of Tree!

View All of The Trees

We are excited to present the Festival of Trees at Greycourt State Park! In a year when so many of our holiday traditions aren’t happening, our goal is to bring a COVID-safe, drive-thru festival of trees and lights to our community. Methuen residents may remember the days when the former Tenney Castle was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Although the castle is long gone, the remnants have been decorated as a reminder of this wonderful time in Methuen history.

The Festival of Trees at Greycourt State Park is open every evening from 5:30 to 8:30 PM from Friday, November 27th through Saturday, December 19th.

Admission is $10 per car ($8 if pre-purchased online) Tickets are on sale now

Would winning $10,000 help turn 2020 around for you? Although you’re not purchasing your raffle tickets at Center Court, that shouldn’t stop you from taking a chance to take home $10,000 just before Christmas.

The Festival Raffle – once again sponsored by our friend and generous benefactor, Charles – is open through Saturday, December 19th. As always, the pricing for these tickets is: 1 for $5.00, 6 for $10.00, and 26 for $20.00.

A Virtual Visit With Santa

Circumstances may be different this year, but visiting Santa is a treasured holiday tradition that can’t be missed.  The Festival has teamed up with Cherry Hill Programs to present Create Holiday Magic, a customized experience specifically designed around the current COVID-19 pandemic. 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.

Visit Create Holiday Magic

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. Due to the late addition of several new items, the auction has been extended to Saturday, December 12th!


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

The winners of the trees, mini-trees, and wreaths of the 27th Annual Festival of Trees have all been chosen and are on their way to new homes in 48 communities…
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November 11, 2020 in Press Releases

Something NEW – The Festival at Greycourt State Park

The Festival is excited to present the Festival of Trees at Greycourt State Park! In a year when so many of our holiday traditions aren’t happening, our goal is to…
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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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