The 29th Annual Festival of Trees

Join the celebration!


Welcome to the 29th Annual Festival of Trees! We look forward to welcoming you to this exciting annual holiday event.

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!

A few of the changes we made last year will be back by popular demand. You told us that you appreciated the smaller crowds that resulted from reserving a specific date and time for your visit; you liked the convenience of purchasing your admission and raffle tickets online; and you actually liked the ‘traffic flow’ we implemented for your health and safety.

Don’t miss this year’s sparkling event!

Make your reservation

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.

Admission tickets are available in 10-minute increments and attendance will be limited for each timeslot. There’s no limit on your visit, you can stay as long as you’d like, we’re simply working to smooth out the admission process and better control the number of guests at any one time.

If you really want to avoid standing in line, in addition to purchasing admission tickets, you are highly encouraged to pre-purchase raffle tickets for our trees and for our annual cash raffle.

First Night in the Magical Forest

Kick of your holiday season with this special event at the Festival of Trees. The evening will feature a selection of food stations, a cash bar, entertainment and the magic of our beautiful trees. Our high-top style, tapas-inspired format lets you custom-craft a sumptuous combination of foods and sweets to delight any palate.

The Charles raffle


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 dedicated to our friend and longtime benefactor, Charles.

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.

The festival online auction


Whether you’ve just visited the Festival, or are enjoying our events from home, you should visit the Festival’s annual Online Auction. 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. Items included in past years include tickets for sports events and entertainment, celebrity-autographed memorabilia, hotel getaway accommodations, skydiving and private plane tours, and other unique experiences.

The online auction will open at Noon on Friday, November 18th and will close at Noon on Sunday, December 4th.

A visit with Santa

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.

Just for seniors


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 21st
  • Tuesday, November 22nd
  • Monday, November 28th
  • Tuesday, November 29th

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

The Festival Gift Shop

Don’t miss visiting the Festival Gift Shop. Each year, our shop is filled with lots of wonderful items to start your Christmas shopping.


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

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Lucky Winners Take Home Trees for Christmas

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Help Us Preserve History!

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