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

As you can imagine, the details are crucial 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. 

DiverseAbility Day

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. More details to come!

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!

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 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!

Is there more coming?

You betcha! We are working to bring you more in the way of entertainment, engagement, family activites, and opportunities to dance from home (hint: Friday Night Dance Party). Check back again soon.