The St. Peter’s Village on the Canal Association hosts the 19th Annual Festival of Trees. The festival boasts a dazzling display of decorated Christmas trees, showcasing the talent and enterprise of St. Peter's and surrounding area and is poised to entertain once again in 2014.
The weekend is filled with a variety of activities beginning Saturday morning with homemade pancakes and pictures with Santa. During the two day event there will be live entertainment, crafts for children, letters to Santa, silent auction, and voting for your favourite tree. The festival will offer a selection of lunch items for purchase throughout Saturday and Sunday.
Immediately following the official Tree Lighting ceremony at 6pm on Saturday evening, Santa’s elves will treat the audience with a reading of the beloved classic, “The Night Before Christmas”. And Santa will be there with gifts for all the girls and boys! The evening continues with a concert of local musicians and dancers, ending with hot chocolate, cider and Christmas treats for all to enjoy.
There are six categories to enter a tree into: Commercial/Retail, Youth Group, Organization, Children 10 years and under, Children 11 years and older, and Individual Adult. The entry fee is a non-perishable food item for the food bank and a decoration from the tree or item of choice donated to the silent auction. The festival usually has between 40 and 50 trees entered including the annual food bank tree and attracts more than 500 people each year!
Facilities / Services
- No smoking
- Public washroom
- Wheelchair accessible
- Bus tours welcome
- Parking Available
Details: General Admission is a free will offering. A donation to the food bank is required to enter a tree.