A Celebration of Giving

A Celebration of Giving

Let the spirit of the season fill your heart as you celebrate with family and friends at this years Festival of Trees...

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A Heartfelt Connection

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Festival of Trees – A Celebration of Giving

November 20 & 23-25, 2018

Special Activities

DiverseAbility Day (Friday, November 23, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

At the heart of the Festival of Trees is the reason for it all: supporting people with disabilities. This interactive area is designed to educated guests of all ages about disabilities. Each child will receive a free DiverseAbility Day Passport to bring to each station. Visit all stations and receive a prize!

Friday Night Dance Party (Friday, November 23, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)

Festival of Trees is host to a fun-filled evening of dancing among the trees for people with disabilities and their friends and families. Listen to a D.J., share a holiday treat, and enjoy the company of friends. Free admittance – no reservations required.

Children’s Carnival and Crafts (Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Smiles, music, and giggles! Enjoy creative crafts and carnival games. (Additional charge for some games and crafts)

Movie Night (Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.)

Watch a classic holiday movie, A Christmas Story, among the Christmas tree forest.
Free Admission | Donations Encouraged | Tickets Required


Daily Activities

Visit with Santa

From 11am-4pm you can visit Santa at the Festival of Trees. Don’t forget to bring your camera! You can also write letters to Santa and leave them in his mailbox located in Santa’s Corner.

Gift Thyme Shoppe

The Holiday Gift Boutique is a unique shop designed specifically for the Festival of Trees with over 3,000 square feet of decorating and gift ideas to delight you. Beautiful, whimsical gifts and home fashions fill the shelves. You will find treats and treasures for the young and the young at heart. Whatever the occasion, we have quality gifts sure to please everyone on your list.

Holiday Cafe 

Relax and enjoy the ambiance of the beautifully decorated trees at the Holiday Cafe. Enjoy a cup of hot cider, nibble on a festive treat, and listen to the sights and sounds of the Festival.

Little Hands Giving Tree

Friends of all sizes can feel the joy of giving. Give a donation of $1 and receive a personalized ornament. Located by Santa’s Corner.

Live Entertainment  

The wonderful sounds at the Festival of Trees are just as spectacular as the trees themselves. Each year hundreds of talented musicians and dancers fill the Exhibit Hall with the sights and sounds of the holidays. Entertainers share talents that are appreciated and enjoyed by the many Festival guests as they stroll among the beautiful trees. Accomplished artists as well as serious students who perform selections that include classical or holiday choices that enhance our holiday theme.

Come, listen, and enjoy the wonder and magic of the holidays.

Silent Auction 

Give the gift that gives twice! You won’t want to miss the chance to be the winning bid on a fantastic Auction item!


Please contact Hiawatha Homes Foundation with questions at (507) 289-8683 or info@hiawathahomes.org.

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