Festival of Trees

Join us Friday, November 25 through Saturday, December 3!

For many in Greeley, the holiday season is wrapped in tradition and begins the weekend after Thanksgiving. Almost as magical as Santa himself, 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. 

The Teddy Bear Bash and the Whoville Holiday Seussabration, amazing silent auction items, choirs and musicians, The Silver Bells Social for Seniors, Sip & Shop ladies night out event, and of course, visits from the jolly old elf himself – all the blessings of the season packaged in this week-long festival would not have happened if it weren’t for the time, skills, creativity, kindness and financial resources of hundreds of generous sponsors, donors, designers, performers and volunteers as well as the loyal support and dedication of the community it serves.

We look forward to celebrating our 28th holiday anniversary with everyone again this year! Mark your calendars for November 25 - Saturday December 3.

Public Hours

November 25 - Friday
5:00 - 9:00pm
November 26 - Saturday 
1:00 - 5:00pm
November 27 - Sunday
1:00 - 5:00pm
November 28 - Monday
3:00 - 9:00pm 
November 29 - Tuesday
Closed to the Public
November 30 - Wednesday
3:00 - 9:00pm

December 1 - Thursday
3:00 - 9:00pm

December 2 - Friday
3:00 - 9:00pm

December 3 - Saturday
1:00 - 5:00pm

Festival of Trees features

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, sponsored by Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc., 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.

2016 Festival of Trees Display Designers

Silent auction

Throughout the festival, you can bid on seasonal items including trees, wreaths, Santas, snowmen, and year round items like jewelry in the silent auction!

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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, Hearts and Tails horse and carriage rides, holiday demonstrations, door prize drawings, and joyous serenading by Christmas choirs and merry musicians. Keep an eye out for Holly and Noel, the talking Christmas Trees!

Prizes

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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!

There will be great photo opportunities, don't forget your camera!

Special events

Our celebration also includes the following special events with their own schedules and pricing.

Whoville Holiday Seussabration Sold Out!

Step into the Festival of Trees Whoville Holiday, Saturday morning, November 26 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and you’ll be walking into the pages of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Sip & Shop Ladies Night Out

Attention all “festival fashionistas!” Grab your gal pals and join us for a night of merriment at the Holiday Sip & Shop Ladies Night Out, Tuesday evening, November 29 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Silver Bells Social

Seniors 55 and older (age exemption for those assisting patrons) can ring in the season at the annual Silver Bells Social, Wednesday, November 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and enjoy special activities including holiday entertainment, a silent auction, wonderful door prizes, refreshments and more!

Teddy Bear Bash

You and the kids won’t want to miss our annual Teddy Bear Bash, Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The morning will be filled with “unbearably” delightful activities!

Mark your calendars for Friday November 25 - December 3!

Festival-of-Trees-snowflakeThis is one of the most loved holiday traditions in Northern Colorado! The commitment of hundreds of dedicated volunteers, supportive businesses and talented decorators make the festival a spectacular celebration for everyone.

Directions and Parking

Daytime and FREE Evening/Weekend Downtown Parking Maps

From Fort Collins/Loveland:

South on I-25, turn east on Highway 34. Take Greeley Business exit. This turns into 10th Street. Proceed to 10th Avenue, turn north. The UCCC is three blocks ahead on your left, 701 10th Avenue.

From Denver:

North on I-25, turn east on Highway 34. Take Greeley Business exit. This turns into 10th Street. Proceed to 10th Avenue, turn north. The UCCC is three blocks ahead on your left, 701 10th Avenue.

From Cheyenne:

South on Highway 85. Stay on 85 Business route, which becomes 8th Avenue in Greeley. Turn west on 7th Street. The street dead-ends at the UCCC, 701 10th Avenue.

2015 Festival of Trees Winners

Contact Rhonda Welch for more information at 970-350-9451 or Rhonda.Welch@greeleygov.com.

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2016 Festival of Trees

November 25 through December 3

Location

Union Colony Civic Center
701 10th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631

Admission

$2.50 Adults
$1.50 Children aged 1-12 and Seniors aged 60 and older

 

Contact Us

651 10th Avenue 
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

970-350-9451 tel 
970-350-9463 fax 
Rhonda.Welch@greeleygov.com

Presented By

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Greeley Philharmonic Guild

Co-Sponsored By

Cornerstone Home Lending
Montessori Academy Northern Colorado
Phelps Tointon Inc
CORPAC Steel

Business Sponsors

Merry Makers
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