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!

Check out our COVID-19 Policy page to learn about the changes we’ve made to make the Festival safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Visit our 2021 Program Book

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.


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.

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.

Check out our COVID-19 Policy page to learn about the changes we’ve made to make the Festival safe and enjoyable for everyone.

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.

Preview the Virtual Festival

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.

The 2021 online auction will open on Thursday, November 18th and will close at 10:00 PM on Friday, December 3rd.

Bid to Win

Santa Claus is always a special guest at the Festival of Trees! Unfortunately, due to concerns for the health and safety of Santa and all of our young guests, Santa won’t be visiting the Festival in person this year.

Although you won’t be taking a live picture with Santa this year, we are providing venues for holiday photos.

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 8, 2021 in Tree Awards

The Trees All Have New Homes!

The lucky winners of the trees, mini-trees, and wreaths of the 28th Annual Festival of Trees have all been chosen and are on their way to new homes in over…
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November 19, 2021 in Tree Awards

2021 Award Winning Trees Announced

The Festival of Trees’ annual Appreciation Party for tree donors and volunteers included the announcement of the 2021 Conifer Awards in eleven categories ranging from Most Beautiful to Most Traditional…
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November 1, 2021 in Press Releases

Festival Adopts Policies and Procedures for COVID-19 Safety

The 28th Annual Methuen Festival of Trees – which will take place from Friday, November 19th through Saturday, December 4th – will follow enhanced health and safety measures. The safety…
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July 30, 2021 in Press Releases

Festival Announces 2021 Will Return to In-Person Event

What a difference a year makes! The 28th Annual Festival of Trees will open on Friday, November 19th and run through Saturday, December 4th. The Festival Board is busy preparing…
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