For many families the Festival of Trees has always served as the kickoff to the holiday season and this year will be no different. The 35th annual Festival of Trees, A Celebration of Giving, will take place on November 24 & 27-29.

The event won't be held inside the Mayo Civic Center due to COVID-19 but instead will take place all around the community. The festivities start with the Opening Night Gala which features a festive drive-thru with lights, music, and food. See what else is planned below.

  • Friday Night Dance Party (11/27):  A virtual dance party this year. Registration is required – call (507) 289-8683 to sign up.
  • Silent Auction: Find some great gifts during the silent auction which will open on November 24th and close on the 29th.
  • Tree Viewing: Hundreds of people are working hard to put the finishing touches on beautiful trees like the ones you've seen in years past. The trees will be displayed all throughout the community. A a map of locations will be published on November 25th.
  • Children's Craft and Cookies: Craft and Cookie Kits will be available to pick up November 28 from 9-11 a.m. Pick up locations will be announced the week of November 23rd.


To date, the event has raised over $4-million for Hiawatha Homes which has been supporting individuals with disabilities since 1976. Learn more about this great event, here.

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