• 1820 Valkyrie Drive NW,
  • Rochester, MN 55901
  • HHI: 507-289-7222
  • HHF: 507-289-8683

As you can imagine, the details are the secret to making the Festival of Trees a community favorite! Thank you in advance for your patience as we work to finalize each festive detail. Check this page often for the most up to date information about the upcoming festivities. 

35th Anniversary Apparel

Find some new festive duds in our online apparel store! Proceeds benefit Hiawatha Homes. Shop online at https://www.bonfire.com/35th-annual-festival-of-trees/

Children's Crafts & Cookies

Kick off the holidays in the comfort of your own home! Craft kits and take home cookie decorating kits will be available for pick up on Saturday, November 28 from 9-11 a.m. The locations will be announced the week of November 23!

DiverseAbility Merit Badge

Learn about all abilities! Yes, we said abilities. Each and every one of us has them…let’s talk and learn about how we’re the same and how we’re different from each other. Children and families throughout the community will have an opportunity to earn a DiverseAbility Merit Badge. More details to come!

Friday Night Dance Party

Our favorite night of the week! This dance party will go virtual, but rest assured…YOU will still have an opportunity to see your friends from the North Pole. Registration is required – call (507) 289-8683 to sign up.

Friendship Ornament

We invite you to honor the past, celebrate the present and create the future as a friend of Hiawatha Homes and the Festival of Trees. In celebration of your gift of $150, you will receive a one-of-a-kind ornament and be recognized as a Friend of Hiawatha.

Make your donation online at https://hiawathahomes.org/friendship-ornament/


Help us fund our dream to provide individualized support – it may be a lift, an accessible entry, a swing, an accessible van, a piece of technology, a new roof.  We work with our Board of Directors to ensure your gift is being put to good use. Will you consider a gift?

Click here to make your donation – it sounds cliche, but each and every dollar truly makes an impact. Thank you for your consideration!

Opening Night Gala

Imagine it…a holiday spirit filled drive-thru: lights, music, cuisine, giving back to others! Yes, this isn’t just any drive-thru, this is the first part of the 35th annual Opening Night Gala. You’ll cruise through to pick up all the fixings to create the 2020 version of the event. After the elves wave farewell, you’ll proceed to your home base to enjoy cuisine and tune into our online gala with those you choose. Formal attire not required – yes, flannel jammies will be perfect!

Learn more at https://hiawathahomes.org/on/

Tree Viewing

Will we have trees? Absolutely! There are hundreds of creative humans in our community working diligently to create masterpieces. Upon completion, Underwriters will have the opportunity to claim a tree as their own. The trees will be displayed all throughout the community. We will publish a map of locations on November 25 for your viewing pleasure! 

Virtual Silent Auction


Generous donors make this auction possible. We are currently seeking donations of auction packages, mini-trees, and restaurant gift certificates. 

Mini-Trees: Click here to complete a donation form.

Packages & Gift Cards: Click here to fill out a donation form.


Has COVID-19 increased your urge to shop online? Well then, we have great news for you! Tune into our virtual silent auction to shop, and give the gift that gives twice! The auction will open on November 24 and close on November 29.