Festival of Trees

Creating festive holiday experiences for all in the heart of Downtown Missoula.

The festival has been a popular community event for over 20 years and offers a variety of activities for all ages including public display of locally designed trees and holiday items.

With a focus on community health and inclusivity, the Downtown Missoula Partnership has pivoted the 2020 Festival of Trees to a multi-space, multi-day Tour of Trees with opportunities to win one of 10 designer-decorated trees this holiday season. Many of the trees will be viewable from outside of the businesses, and all of the hosts will have COVID-safe protocols in place, including required distancing of six feet, face coverings, and increased sanitization protocols. Public viewing of the trees is available during business hours from Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Dec. 6, and everyone is encouraged to stay in small groups with their current close contacts.

2020 Festival of Trees

Friday November 27 – Sunday December 6

Tour of Trees | 9 Downtown Businesses 

Enter to Win! 10 Tree Designs & Packages valued at $1000

Raffle Tickets: $3 each OR 4 for $10 and 10 for $20


The lucky winners of the raffled tree displays & packages: Congrats to Pat Gant, Sue Svetkovich, Kathi Olson, Karissa Koen, Jane McAllister, Ashley Hilliard, Dream Fishell, Barb Rigg, Ginnie Morey, and Kathleen O’dell! 
Thank you to everyone who participated! 

2020 Tour of Trees

Tree Winners!Location:Design Theme:Tree Package:
Pat GantWorden's Market
451 N Higgins
Dog Days of WinterDogs Days Of Winter will include gift certificates to the following businesses for an opportunity to create your own version of an enjoyable Missoula winter. Enjoy endless hours of reading with a $100 Shakespeare & Company gift certificate. Choose your own winter sports package with a $300 gift card to the TrailHead and $200 to Hockey Wolf. A little shopping during the holidays is always enjoyable. Shop ‘til you drop with your $100 gift cards to Upcycled Missoula, Worden’s Market, and Orange Street Food Farm. And your package also comes with holiday decor for your enjoyment. A small decorated tree is included as well as your choice of 1 lighted dog to warm up your living room or decorate your front lawn. Woof
Sue SvetkovichBike & Type
415 N Higgins
Home ImprovementHave a home improvements list? Start checking them off with this package full of everything you need to get the job done right. From tools to a snow blower to even some beer for once the job is done, Mr. or Mrs. Fix-it is your new nickname.
Kathi OlsonBerkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties
314 N Higgins
Red Ripper GolfFrom novice, to expert, this tree has a little something for any golfer! Start with your new bag from Sun Mountain Sports, from there head out for a day of golf starting at either Larchmont or the University course, (or do both!) complete with 18 holes and a cart rental! Tune up your game at Golf Headquarters with a couple rounds of simulation golf! Refuel for the next round at the Montana Club ($50 value) Jaker’s Restaurant ($50 value) Cambie Taphouse ($100) or Paradise Falls ($25). Complete your outing with some self-care at Costcare; Cat Otway will wipe away those sub-par frowns with 40 units of botox (a $480 value)! When the day is done, enjoy a variety of libations from beer and wine to local whisky next to your golf-inspired tree! Tree Value $2,375!
Karissa KoenLiquid Planet
121 W Broadway
Geek Out on TechIf you're a tech and gaming junkie this tree was made for you! Everything you need to up your video game capabilities can be found right here. This package includes: Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8, Extra Joy Cons, 24 Inch Computer Monitor, Mouse w/ Pad, Keyboard, Kindle, $40 Kindle Gift Card, Zelda - Breath of the Wild, 4 joy con charging dock for the Switch, USB Splitter, 6ft HDMI cable, and a Razer Kraken Gaming Headset.
Jane McAllisterMood Boutique
208 N Higgins
Mamma Liked the RosesIf you're looking for a once in a lifetime opportunity, this is it! This tree package consists of a Neptune Aviation gift basket that includes an introductory flight with basic instructions on how to fly a plane. A $100 Gift Card Included!
Kathleen O'dellThe Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown Missoula
125 N Pattee
A Merry Mercantile ChristmasDisplay decoration honoring the historic Mercantile and include: $100 Gift Card to each of the following: 1889, Basal, The Camino, CREATE Art Bar, The Montana Scene, Olive & Iron, Skin Chic, & Zoo Thai. A two night stay at the Residence Inn Missoula Downtown. And a surprise gift from each of the sponsor businesses
Ashley HilliardOne Eleven Boutique
111 N Higgins
Tiny Tots ChristmasFor the family who already set up their Christmas Tree, take home this beautifully decorated wreath to greet the Holidays! This magical kids themed package will help keep your child entertained through the winter months and beyond! Hide out in the new tent stuffed with goodies, cocoa, books, and toys. Plus winter sleds to take the fun outside.
Dream FishellOne Eleven Boutique Designed by First Interstate Bank
111 N Higgins
Cozy Christmas at HomeStaying home for the holidays? This tree package includes all the things you need for the perfect “Family Fun Night” including Family Games, Puzzles, Blankets, Pillows, Hot Chocolate, and Popcorn.
Barb RiggMary's Mountain Cookies
101 S Higgins
The Giving Tree - Pay It Forward for the Holidays There's no better year to give back to your community and support a family than in 2020. This special "Giving Tree" includes gifts for an adopted family of 6 from a local school plus 12 Days of Christmas tags with the names of community organizations on each tag representing a $50 donation in the name of the Tree Winner. Organizations include: Mother's Milk Bank of Montana, Habitat for Humanity of Missoula, Watson's Children's Center CASA, Teen Challenge, Carenet, YWCA, YMCA, The Missoula Writing Collaborative, Boys & Girls Club of Missoula County, Rosemary Gallagher Children's Home, Missoula Sunrise Children's Home. Tree Winner takes home the $600 display plus $600 in donations made in their name, and pay the gifts forward to the adopted family valued at $700. All thanks to Mary's Mountain Cookies.
Ginnie MoreyBitterroot Flower Shop
811 S Higgins
Homespun HolidaysHomespun Holidays are here! Our lovely tree is adorned with handcrafted ornaments from our creative staff at Bitterroot Flower Shop. Adding to the holiday warmth, we have included a variety of gift cards and merchandise donated by various local businesses we have partnered with throughout the year. These include Florence Coffee Company, Posh Chocolat, Frolic and Highlander Brewery. Taking the homespun holiday on the road, enjoy $500 on a new set of tires at Roemers Point S! Please enjoy our tree! We hope that our traditional display will bring back memories of holidays past, and encourage a look toward a promising future! Happy Homespun Holidays from all of us at Bitterroot Flower Shop!

Festival of Trees 2020 Designers

The Festival of Trees would not be possible without the generous support of the designers who help create the magical holiday experience in Downtown Missoula.

Thank you to this year’s design teams!

Design Theme:Design Team:Donors & Supporters:
Dog Days of WinterChristine Littig, Marco Littig, Molly Bradford, Vicki Kilminster Bird, Erika Hickey, Lisa BeczkiewiczClearwater Credit Union
Home Improvement Sheila MischkeKeller Williams Western Montana
Red Ripper GolfMissoula Red CoatsBlackfoot Communications, UM Golf Course, Larchmont Golf Course , Golf USA, Sunmountain Sports, Montana Club, Jaker’s Restaurant, Cat Otway at Costcare Clinic , Cambie Taphouse, Draughtworks, Montgomery Distillery, Missoula Country Club, Paradise Falls, First Security Bank
Geek out on TechToni Mischke ATG - Advanced Technology Group
Momma Liked the RosesNoelle Walker SmithNeptune Aviation, Opportunity Bank of Montana
A Merry Mercantile ChristmasResidence Inn By Marriott1889, Basal, The Camino, CREATE Art Bar , The Montana Scene, Olive & Iron, The Residence Inn by Marriott Missoula Downtown, Skin Chic, Zilla State, Zoo Thai, HomeBase Partners
Tiny Tots ChristmasOne Eleven BoutiqueALPS Corp. , One Eleven Boutique
Cozy Christmas at HomeFirst Interstate BankFirst Interstate Bank
The Giving Tree - Pay it Forward Mary's Mountain CookiesMary's Mountain Cookies
Homespun HolidaysBitterroot Flower Shop Bitterroot Flower Shop, Roemer's Point S , Florence Coffee Co, Posh Chocolate, Frolic, Highlander Brewery.

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This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.