November 28 & 29, 2020

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, 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 pancake breakfast, live music, pictures with Santa, Christmas crafts and a Reindeer Hunt to name a few. Celebrate the season with us again at the St. Peter’s Lions Hall!

Example of Schedule of Events (from 2019)

Register your tree BEFORE November 20 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

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For more information, email: info@visitstpeters.com

November 23 & 24, 2019
St. Peter’s Lions Hall

Lots of Activities This Year!

NEW!!! Elf on the Shelf Show & Acts of Kindness Card-Making
Ever wonder about the original Elf on the Shelf story? Watch the movie with us and then make a card for the local Villa residents. Let’s share some Christmas Spirit!

Paint it Red! (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 902-631-2746 to register. (Limited to 25 painters so register ASAP!)

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 23rd. 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 902-631-2746 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 15 to be eligible to win a prize!


FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, November 23, 2019 (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 & Leona Burkey!
We’re putting a little twist on our Pancake Breakfast this year with live tunes from Leona Burkey!
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

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

Elf on the Shelf Show & Acts of Kindness Card-Making
Ever wonder about the original Elf on the Shelf story? Watch the movie with us and then make a card for the local Villa residents. Let’s share some Christmas Spirit!
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

Paint it Red!
Join us for a fun afternoon of Christmas-themed painting led by Karen Tanner.   Ages 19+. Call Shanna at 902-631-2746 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 24, 2019 (11:00am-2:00pm) 

Tree Viewing, Voting, Cookie Decorating, 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