City Of Greeley

2014 Festival of Trees
at the Union Colony Civic Center
November 28 - December 6

If you start humming Jingle Bells in June and delight in “decking the halls”, then creating a holiday display for the 2014 Festival of Trees is right up your alley…or should we say chimney? This exciting annual event, set for Nov. 28-Dec. 6 inside Greeley’s Union Colony Civic Center, features beautifully decorated trees, a silent auction, kids’ activities, live performances and special events.

Even with Mrs. Claus and all those elves, the chubby guy himself couldn't create a better winter wonderland than Greeley's Festival of Trees.

This annual week-long extravaganza of exquisitely decorated trees and wreaths began twenty-seven years ago. It started as a labor of love by the City of Greeley and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild as the main fundraiser for the Union Colony Civic Center and the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra.

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.

And don't forget 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 all of Northern Colorado.

2014 Display and Silent Auction Donation information

No doubt thousands of people attending the festival discover the magnificent displays are only part of the fun. In addition to strolling through splendidly decorated lobbies, patrons enjoy heartwarming activities including visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, face-painters, children's activities, horse & carriage rides, holiday demonstrations, door prize drawings, and joyous serenading by Christmas choirs and merry musicians.

Keep an eye out for Holly & Noel, the talking Christmas Trees! As well as elaborately decorated trees, the celebration also includes special events including Kream of the Krop Swing Band's Jingle Bell Jam, Silver Bells Social, the Teddy Bear Bash, Sip & Shop Ladies Night Out,  the Whoville Holiday Seussabration, and the memorable music of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra’s Poinsettia Pops Concert.

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



Check back soon for 2014's schedule of events




Logo 2013 Festival of Trees WinnersLogo

People's Choice - Pope Farms

 Pope Farms      

 St. Nick's Pick - Mariposa Plants & Flowers


Mrs. C's Favorite Tree

Westridge Animal Hospital & Sirius Fun Doggy Daycare

West Ridge

St. Nick's Pick - First Congregational Church Preschool

First Congregational Church Preschool

Kids can vote for their favorite display in Candy Cane Lane and register to win prizes. Adults can vote for their favorite display and win a gift certificate from one of Northern Colorado's finest restaurants!

Mark your calendars for one of the most loved holiday traditions in northern Colorado, the 28th annual Festival of Trees, November 28 - December 6. The commitment of hundreds of dedicated volunteers, supportive businesses and talented "decorators" make the festival a spectacular celebration for everyone!

Bring a non-perishable food item for the Weld Food Bank and don't forget your camera!

Admission: $2 Adults & $1 children - 1-12 years and seniors 60 years and older.

Tickets can be purchased from the Union Colony Civic Center box office, 701 10th Avenue.

All proceeds benefit the Union Colony Civic Center and the Greeley Philharmonic Guild.


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Presented By:

Guild                               City