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.

2020 Festival of Trees Schedule  

Friday November 27 – Sunday November 29 
  • Additional details to come



This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors. Thanks to the 2019 Sponsors!

An elegant evening of holiday cocktails, mocktails and hors d’oeuvres with your friends and family in Downtown Missoula.   Support Downtown Missoula programs and projects with a live and silent auction.

Tickets $50, include drinks & hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets Here

Join in on the festivities happening this Holiday Season at the Festival of Trees.

Tour of Trees

Free & open to the public. Check back for schedule details here!

Teddy Bear Teas is an event most enjoyable for children 2-10 years of age. Children are encouraged to dress up and bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to this magical holiday tea party while they enjoy music, stories and a holiday craft. Special visits from Mrs. Clause & Santa! Teddy Bear Teas will be held five times this festival, but don’t wait to sign up as this event has limited spots and fills up fast. $5 per person.


The 21st annual Festival of Trees is set to be held November 27 – 29 in the new Missoula Public Library! Thanks to the dedication and creative work from designers like you this popular community event continues to create that special holiday experience in Downtown Missoula.
We can’t wait to see what you create!
This year’s auction will raise funds for Missoula Downtown Foundation projects such as medallions for the Downtown Missoula Heritage Trail, art and wayfinding for the Downtown Gateways, future street decor and holiday lighting. Helping to create meaningful connections to Downtown Missoula for future generations to come.

Festival of Trees Designer Submission 2020

Festival of Trees Designer Submission 2019
  • Please select one of the following.
  • Please select one or more of the following. The public will have an opportunity to view these items during the Tour of Trees, Teddy Bear Teas and Downtown Fundraising Event. 2 types of tree designs; Silent Auction Items includes decorated 3 foot trees, wreaths, garlands, décor, artwork, furniture…and more. It doesn’t have to cost a lot, as creativity and resourcefulness go a long way! Live Auction Tree Designs are 7 foot trees to be showcased and live auctioned. Designers are asked to include prize packages donated by local businesses or individuals, valued at a minimum of $1,500. Think getaway packages, fishing trips, wine baskets and more!
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Volunteer Sign Up Click Here!

Celebrate the holidays with a little giving of your time.  Engage with other volunteers and enjoy the Festival of Trees showcased in Downtown Missoula. Sign up as an individual or as a group of volunteers. Wear your company logowear and make it a team-building activity. Assignments are varied and relatively short term (3-4 hours).