Festival of Trees

November Weekend, 2019

Now in its 24rd year, the Festival of Trees includes a full two days of activities showcasing local talent and providing a dazzling display of decorated trees entered by businesses, organizations and individuals in the area.  Activities during the weekend include a magic show, live music, pictures with Santa, Christmas crafts, a Reindeer Hunt, and a concert feature many of the area’s youth.  Celebrate the season with us again at the St. Peter’s Lions Hall!

Our 2018 Schedule – Expect much the same and maybe more in 2019!

Full Mobile Friendly Schedule of Events (2018) !

For more information, email: info@visitstpeters.com

Register your tree BEFORE November 16 to be eligible for our early bird prize! Click here to register.

 

HOW TO REGISTER YOUR TREE

Decorate a Christmas tree in the theme of your choice! Please limit tree size (real or artificial) to approximately 2 meters (6 ft.) in diameter.

Entry fee is a non-perishable item for the Food Bank.

Each participant is also asked to donate one item (a decoration from their tree, or an item of choice) for a silent auction. Proceeds are donated to charity.

Set up for tree decorating will be Friday in St. Peter’s Lions Hall, beginning at 1:00pm. Electrical hook-ups will be provided.  All setup must be complete by 9:00pm on Friday.

Light lunches will be available for purchase on Saturday and Sunday. Trees must remain in place until after presentation of awards at 2pm. Tear down for all trees occurs between 2:30 and 3:30pm.

All participants must fill out an entry form by either filling in your entry information online.

Register on or before one week ahead to qualify for an early bird prize

Festival of Trees Entry Form

Please select your category:

Mobile Friendly Schedule of Events (2018 Version)
November 24 & 25, 2018
St. Peter’s Lions Hall

Lots of Activities This Year!

NEW!!! The Amazing Mr. J Magic Show (this one’s for the kids!) The Amazing Mr. J travels all across Canada, entertaining with magic and comedy shows for kids, adults, and corporate groups. Having performed over 3500+ shows nationwide since 1999, from Newfoundland, to Toronto, even to Whitehorse in the Yukon, Mr. J loves this beautiful country, and all the truly amazing people who live here. Get ready for an amazing show with the Amazing Mr. J! Find out more about Mr. J at http://misterj.ca.

NEW!!! Paint Nite in the Day (this one’s for the adults!) – Join Karen Tanner and friends for a fun Saturday afternoon of Christmas-themed guided painting among the beautiful trees. If you’ve ever wanted to pick up a brush and try your hand at creating your very own masterpiece, this is for you! All supplies will be provided – all you need to bring is your creative side, and your funny bone! Price is $15/person – call Shanna at 902-535-2987 to register. (Limited to 25 painters so register ASAP!)

NEW!!! Festival Art Gallery – The Coastal Arts Guild is hosting a pop-up gallery for the first time ever during Festival of Trees this year! Local visual artists will be showing and selling a wonderful selection of paintings, photography, pottery and textiles – just in time for Christmas! The Gallery is next door at the Bonnie Brae Club on Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-2pm. There’s no charge to visit the Gallery, and complimentary Fire and Stone Coffee, tea and snack will be available.  

Return of the Reindeer Hunt – Santa’s reindeer have escaped! Help Santa find the missing reindeer at participating businesses in St. Peter’s on Saturday, Nov 24th. Pick up a “Missing Reindeer” sheet at the Festival of Trees then use the clues on the sheet to find Santa’s missing reindeer. There are special deals at businesses where you find the reindeer! As long as you find at least one reindeer, you can bring back your sheet to the Festival by 8:00pm on Saturday for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from a participating business of your choice!

Santa’s Favorite Cookie of the Year Contest – Calling all bakers! Do you think you bake the best cookie? Here’s your chance! Bake 100 bite sized cookies for the public to taste and vote by secret ballot. Santa will declare a winner during the official opening at 6:30pm. Call Shanna at 902-535-2987 to register. (Limited to 10 bakers so register ASAP!)

Register your Tree Today!
(Reminder to bring an item for the silent auction and food bank donations). Early Bird registration by November 16 to be eligible to win a prize!


FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, November 24, 2018 (9:00am-8:00pm)

Things to do and see all day
View display of Christmas Trees, Vote for your Favorite Tree, Hunt for Santa’s Reindeer, Have Tea/Lunch with Friends, Participate in Silent Auction

Family Pancake Breakfast with Santa Claus
Time: 9:00am – 10:30am

New to You Table
Donate your unused Christmas items so they find a new home!
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Festival Art Gallery
Visual artists display their work at this pop-up gallery hosted by the Coastal Arts & Culture Guild! There is no charge to attend, and complimentary coffee, tea and snacks will be available.
Location: Bonnie Brae Club
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Picture Taking with Santa
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Cost: $5.00/picture

The Amazing Mr. J
Get ready for an entertaining magic and comedy show!
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Break for Lunch!
A light lunch is available for purchase at the Festival.
Time: 11:30am

Santa’s Favorite Cookie of the Year Contest
The first 100 tasters get to vote!
Time: 12:30pm

Tupperware Slime Time!
Wendy Abbott will show us how to make the best slime using a Tupperware baking set! She’ll bring all the ingredients and tools to help you make your very own slime. Plus you get to keep your Tupperware baking set when you’ve finished cooking up your slimey creation! Kids must be willing to get their hands dirty! Call Wendy at 902-631-0842 to register. (Limited to 24 slime lovers so register ASAP!)
Cost: $25/person
Time: 1-2pm

Paint Nite in the Day
Join us for a fun afternoon of Christmas-themed painting led by Karen Tanner.   Ages 19+. Call Shanna at 902-535-2987 to register. (Limited to 25 painters so register ASAP!)
Cost $15/person.
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Official Tree Lighting
Time: 6:00pm

Christmas Storytime
The Night Before Christmas read by Santa’s Elves.
Time: Following Official Tree Lighting

Evening Musical Entertainment
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sunday, November 25, 2018 (11:00am-2:00pm) 

Festival Art Gallery
Visual artists display their work at this pop-up gallery hosted by the Coastal Arts & Culture Guild! There is no charge to attend, and complimentary coffee, tea and snacks will be available.
Location: Bonnie Brae Club
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Tree Viewing, Voting, Cookie Decorating, Christmas Crafts, Silent Auction & Picture Taking with Santa
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Break for Lunch!
A light lunch is available for purchase at the Festival.
Time: 11:30am

Musical Entertainment
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Presentations & Silent Auction Awarded
Time: Following Silent Auction Finish

Tear Down
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm