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.

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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 will go on sale Thanksgiving Day

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.

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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.

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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 auction is opens through Sunday, December 6th.

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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.

April 13, 2020 in Press Releases

2020 Scholarship Program Announcement

The Festival of Trees is pleased to announce its annual Scholarship Program for 2020. A successful applicant for a Festival scholarship must be a resident of the Merrimack Valley who…
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July 17, 2019 in Press Releases

Festival Announces 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt A ‘Tree’ Grows in Methuen!

The Festival of Trees is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt – A ‘Tree’ Grows in Methuen! – a one of a kind scavenger hunt adventure around Methuen…
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June 17, 2019 in Press Releases

2019 Sharon M. Pollard Preservation Award Presented to First Church Congregational, UCC

The Festival of Trees presented its 2019 Sharon M. Pollard Preservation Award to the First Church Congregational, UCC in Methuen, MA. First Church Congregational, UCC – with its continual existence…
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June 17, 2019 in Press Releases

American Training, Inc. Recognized as
“Special Friend of the Festival”

The Festival Board of Directors established its ‘Special Friend of the Festival’ Award in 2013 to recognize individuals and organizations that have contributed in significant ways to the success of…
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