THANK YOU AND TREE DESIGN WINNERS
We would also like to thank the "Village" of Who's that helped with the 2022 Whoville Holiday celebration! Every who was assigned a Who Station and all played in perfect-Who-harmony! Thank you Greeley Central Key Club, Bright Futures Colorado, Frontier Academy, University Schools, & IBMC College! The Who-do's were amazing! Thank you to our fabulous sponsor ENT Credit Union.
Drum roll... We are happy to announce our 2022 Festival of Trees winners! Of course, we LOVE all the tree submissions, and can't wait to see what the community will come up with next year -- we still want to congratulate the winners! Voted on by Festival attendees, all the votes were counted!
The 2022 People's Choice Winner is:
West Ridge Animal Hospital! (2 years in a row)
Their tree focused on just one thing…the love for pets who have touched everyones lives. Complete with angel wings that festival attendees could write their beloved pets’ names; the West Ridge tree was beautiful and filled by love from the community. Every set of wings had a name of a pet who had passed on and placed on their tree by patrons. Truly a beautiful tribute that everyone had an emotional connection to.
The 2022 Kid's Choice Winner is:
SEVA Community! A light & bright Rainbow tree, filled with small pompom crafts made by seva community members. Two more winners to recognize, St. Nick's pick and Mrs. Claus's Favorite tree.
The 2022 St. Nick's Pick is:
Weld Food Bank! Always an anticipated design structured with canned food, they went “choo-choo” this year! All aboard the elf driven holiday train, the Weld Food Bank is bringing joy to the community!
The 2022 Mrs. Claus's Favorite Tree is:
Joyous Offerings! Mrs. Claus is a classy lady, and she really enjoyed the rustic charm and buffalo plaid décor on this tree!
Thank you ALL for participating, and ALL for attending!
It is with tree-mendous excitement that we are able to host the 2022 Festival of Trees in the beautiful lobbies of the Union Colony Civic Center.
As one of Greeley's favorite holiday traditions, the festival will begin the Friday after Thanksgiving, and will jingle through the following Saturday. Nine days of festive, family-friendly, frolicking fun!
Bursting with beautiful, illuminated trees which are decorated by the community, the Festival of Trees strives to inspire a kinship among residents, businesses, and organizations. We hope to strengthen Greeley's foundation with holiday spirit, kindness, philanthropy, and joy!
Our schedule will include public hours for touring the trees, visits from Santa & Mrs. Claus, a silent auction, musical entertainment, horse & carriage rides, special events, and so much s'more!
Step into the Festival of Trees' Whoville Holiday, Saturday morning, 9 a.m. to 11:30am, November 26. Ticket holders, you’ll be walking into the pages of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Throughout the morning kids can:
- have their who-do done at one of the Whoville Hair Salons;
- take their picture with the Grinch, (don’t forget your camera!);
- decorate a Grinch-ilicious cookie;
- find out their "Who" name;
- take part in a Seuss-tastic scavenger hunt throughout beautifully decorated trees;
- get their face painted by Merry Makers face painters;
- and make-and-take a “grinchy” craft!
Tickets are $16 per person (strollers count as a person) and go on sale at noon, Tuesday, October 25. Babies under 1 year in arms or a carrier on a person (not a stroller) get in free! A limited number of tickets will be sold and may be purchased online at UCSTARS.COM, by calling 970-356-5000, or from the UCCC Box Office, 701 10th Ave. Don’t miss a “who-larious” morning of fun!
Whoville Holiday is presented by the City of Greeley, the Greeley Philharmonic Guild, co-sponsored by ENT Credit Union, with in-kind support from Merry Makers Face Painters. All proceeds benefit the Union Colony Civic Center and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild.
Download the Whoville Holiday poster (PDF)
Buy Whoville Holiday Tickets
Whiskey Wonderland and Other Spirits of the Season
New to the festival this year, welcome to Whiskey Wonderland and Other Spirits of the Season! A 21+ event held on Saturday, November 26th from 7 - 9pm. United on the Monfort Concert Hall stage, enjoy unlimited whiskey & spirit tastings. Visit with local distillers & connoisseurs, partake in delicious snacks, and enter drawings fir holiday hooch! Wrap up your evening with a walkabout through the Festival of Trees.
Tickets are $50 (+$1.25 handling fee) per person and go on sale at noon, Tuesday, October 25. A limited number of tickets will be sold and may be purchased online at UCSTARS.COM, by calling 970-356-5000, or from the UCCC Box Office, 701 10th Ave. Whiskey Wonderland is presented by The City of Greeley and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild and Sponsored by Front Range Roofing Systems. All proceeds benefit the Union Colony Civic Center and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild.
Download the Whiskey Wonderland poster (PDF)
Buy Whiskey Wonderland Tickets
Watercolor and Wine
Enjoy an evening with friends or that special someone at the Union Colony Civic Center’s Festival of Trees Watercolor and Wine event, from 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, November 30. This event will be facilitated by Colette Pitcher, owner
of Showcase Art Center, and takes place on the stage in Monfort Concert Hall.
Participants will receive a miniature canvas with easel to create a holiday watercolor masterpiece. Wine (2 glasses) and finger food will be provided. Tickets are $50 (+$1.25 handling fee) per person and go on sale at noon, Tuesday, October 25.
Tickets can be purchased online at UCSTARS.COM, by calling 970-356-5000, or from the UCCC Box Office, 701 10th Ave.
Watercolor and Wine is presented by the City of Greeley and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild, sponsored by Orthopaedic Center of the Rockies, and in-kind sponsored by Colette Pitcher, Showcase Art Center. All proceeds benefit the Union Colony Civic Center
and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild.
Download the Watercolor and Wine poster (PDF)
Buy Watercolor and Wine tickets