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 2021 Festival of Trees will continue the new format of a multi-space, multi-day Tour of Trees with opportunities to win one of 10 designer-decorated tree this holiday season and we will continue with this format for 2021. Many of the trees will be viewable from outside of the businesses, and all of the hosts will have COVID-safe protocols in place. Public viewing of the trees is available during business hours from Friday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Dec. 5, and everyone is encouraged to stay in small groups.
Tour of Trees | 10 Downtown Businesses
Worden’s Market & Deli (451 N. Higgins)
Missoula Public Library (455 E. Main)
Residence Inn by Marriott (125 N. Pattee)
One Eleven (111 N. Higgins)
Mary’s Mountain Cookies (101 S. Higgins)
Board of Missoula (618 S. Higgins)
Missoula Bicycle Works (708 S. Higgins)
Clyde Coffee (741 S. Higgins, Unit A)
Bitterroot Flower Shop (811 S. Higgins)
Frame of Mind (1706 Brooks St.)
Enter to Win! Holiday Tree Designs & Packages valued at $500
Raffle Tickets: $3 each OR 4 for $10 and 10 for $20 (cash or check only)
Raffle ends Sunday, December 5
|Tree Winners!||Location||Tree Package|
|Cherie Clos||Worden's Market|
451 N Higgins
|Along side a beautiful winter display, this package includes a traditional Christmas tree at the west end of the window with a bird bath, bird feeders (hopper and hummingbird) and a large gnome with extendable legs.|
|Teresa Clark||Missoula Public Library|
455 E. Main
|Montana Family Fun Presented by the Chamber of Commerce Red Coats: The Montana Family Fun tree is centered around fun for the whole family with a little something for almost any age! The tree comes with over $1,500 worth of family themed baskets and decorations. Each basket is uniquely themed with various activities that emphasize family fun! From at home activities such as baking, board games and movies, to out and about activities like bowling, skiing, sledding, First Night passes, plus gift cards, liquor, ice cream and more!!!|
|Josie Lewis||The Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown Missoula|
125 N Pattee
|There is no place like Gnome for the Holidays! Celebrate with a 7 ft. pencil tree with gnomes and ornaments set in the forest looking over the woodland animals at their camp site. The tree package includes gift cards to Merc businesses, a child's play tent, children's books, lantern/flashlights, play fire set, and solo stove. Items donated by Residence Inn Missoual Downtown, AC Hotel Missoula Downtown, The Montana Scene, Sobba Cycle, Zoo Thai, CREATE Art Bar, Basal, and Zillastate.|
|Chanda Eder||One Eleven Boutique|
111 N Higgins
|Hosting for the Holidays|
|Barb Rigg||Mary's Mountain Cookies|
101 S Higgins
|Mary's Mountain Cookies is excited to continue it's tradition with "The Giving Tree". This special tree includes gifts for an adopted family valued at $600, a $100 gift card to Mary's Mountain Cookies, and a $500 donation to a local charity.
Tree winner takes home the whimsical tree and gift card, plus chooses a charity for the donation to be made in their name and pays the gifts forward to the family. There's no better way to give back to your community and support a family in 2021!
|Erik Stone||Board of Missoula|
618 S. Higgins
|Skateboards Re-Purposed with Gords and Love|
|Chris Kovac||Missoula Bicycle Works|
708 S. Higgins
|Celebrate the holidays with your inner bicyclist! This 3ft tree is decorated with recycled bicycle parts and paired with lovely gifts donated from Missoula Bicycle Works.|
|Christine Littig||Clyde Coffee|
741 S. Higgins, Unit A
|It's a Plywood Christmas: This tree is a custom built, 6' high pyramid, built using the same material, plywood, that we used through the store and lit from within. Like everything we do at Clyde, it's beautiful but is minimal and highlights humble materials in classic shapes. It's a whimsical and festive take on a traditional fresh tree, but still uses wood and the classic Christmas tree shape. Because it's lit from below and within, it appears to both float and glow. All decorations were hand printed in our inhouse print shop.|
|Kathryn Morris||Bitterroot Flower Shop|
811 S Higgins
|Handcrafted and Local Bounty: This beautiful 7 ft tree is decorated with locally grown dried flowers and handmade ornaments (made by the talented Bitterroot Flower Shop Staff). Gifts donated by local businesses with a treat for everyone in the family, including tires, a spa treatment, coffee and dinner treats and a year round family experience at SpectrUM.|
|Marie Fishell||Frame of Mind|
1706 Brooks St.
|Get Inspired with the Frame of Mind Creativity Tree! To celebrate our new Art Supply store, our tree focuses on letting your creativity flow with hand made vintage art supply ornaments, hand made garlands, and decorative lights. We've paired these hand made ornaments with new art supplies that adorn the boughs of our 5 ft live tree, including markers, pens, pastels, mini canvases and more! Find everything an art lover needs to create a new masterpiece. This tree will be paired with 2 full baskets full of art supplies. Creativity stARTS here!|
Interested in being a designer for next year? Contact the Event Director, Kalina Wickham, via email at [email protected] or via phone at (406) 543-4238.
Celebrate the holidays at home with a Teddy Bear Tea Kit! These kits include a festival holiday experience with two different DIY crafts, cookies and beverages to make, A Carousel for Missoula coupons, a Big Dipper kid cone coupon and a variety of fun items to enjoy. There will even be a letter from Santa, himself! These kits are available for sale online below or in person at the Downtown Missoula Partnership office (218 E. Main) for $10 each. There are only 100 boxes and they go quick – buy yours today! Teddy Bear Tea Kits will be available for pick up beginning Monday, November 29 and can be picked up that whole week M-F from 8-5pm.