For many in Greeley, the holiday season is wrapped in tradition and begins the weekend after Thanksgiving… Perfect timing for the upcoming 31st annual Festival of Trees presented by the City of Greeley and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild. Every year the Union Colony Civic Center’s lobbies are transformed into a winter wonderland of holiday splendor created around beautifully decorated trees and displays each with their own theme and style.
Displays and Candy Cane Lane
Every year the Festival of Trees presents a forest of beautifully decorated trees, whimsical to elaborate, each with its own unique theme. At the end of the Festival, the coveted People’s Choice, St. Nick’s Pick, and Mrs. C’s Favorite Tree awards are presented to the businesses, individuals, or organizations whose trees are voted overall favorites.
There’s also Candy Cane Lane, a showcase of evergreens adorned with ornaments created by “mini-crafters” who compete for the Kids’ Choice ribbon! This celebration is one of the most anticipated yuletide events, not only for our community but for all of Northern Colorado.
Entertainment and Scheduled Activities
You’ll soon discover the magnificent displays are only part of the fun! In addition to strolling through splendidly decorated lobbies, patrons also enjoy heartwarming activities including visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Merry Makers’ face-painters, Montessori Academy of Northern Colorado’s Kris Kringle’s Craft Corner, Moonlight Carriage Company horse and carriage rides, holiday demonstrations, door prize drawings, and joyous serenading by Christmas choirs and merry musicians.
Kids can vote for their favorite display in Candy Cane Lane and register to win a bike. Adults can vote for their favorite display and win a gift certificate from one of Northern Colorado’s finest restaurants!
|Fri, Nov 29||5 – 8 p.m.|
|Sat, Nov 30||1 – 5 p.m.|
|Mon, Dec 2||3 – 8 p.m.|
|Wed, Dec 4||3 – 8 p.m.|
|Thurs, Dec 5||3 – 8 p.m.|
|Sat, Dec 7||1 – 5 p.m.|