Southwest Florida's Favorite Holiday Celebration

2017 Tentative Dates - November 29th - December 3rd

From angels to nutcrackers, butterflies to birds, and football helmets to fishing lures, you're likely to see almost anything adorning the beautiful and creative trees at the Festival of Trees.

Festival of Trees 2008 Peoples Choice- The Home Depot

Held annually at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (2301 First Street) in the historic Fort Myers River District, our festival has something for everyone.

Festival admission is only $2.00 for visitors age 12-up.

A Week of Events

The Festival of Trees is actually several great events rolled into one.

The Festival of Trees is a showcase of beautifully decorated trees, designed by local businesses, individuals, and organizations. You could win beautifully decorated tree!

We kick things off with a Preview Party and Wine Tasting event on TBA. Other great events during the week, including an Ugly Sweater Contest  on TBA and Painting with a Purpose on TBA.

Friday night’s highlight is The River District Art Walk and Holiday Stroll, capped off by a concert by the Nowhere Band.
That’s all on TBA.

Saturday, TBA features the Children's Holiday Workshop at Santa's Block Party, day of arts and crafts for the kids. Kids can meet St. Nick and even get their photo taken with the Jolly Ol' Elf!

Hungry for more?  Enjoy Brunch with Santa, hosted by the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

Special admission fees may apply to each of our evening events. Click links above for more details.

 

You Could WIN a Tree!

Nearly every tree at this year's Festival of Trees is available in our 2016 Tree Raffle!  Festival visitors will have an opportunity to win one (or more) of our trees-- and all of their beautiful decorations and gifts, too!  Click here for more details, including contest rules.

2016 Festival of Trees: (YouTube Clip) Thank you - Daniel Terrero

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Congratulations to all of our 2016 Tree Sponsor Winners!

Mayor’s Choice: Norris Furniture & Interiors “December 26”
Most Traditional: Mediavista/Univision “A Magical Lodge”
Most Creative: Chico’s FAS, Inc. “Bling in the New Year”

Announcing our 2016 Tree Raffle Winners:

Ada's Natural Market “Healthy Lee Tree” -  Ann Arnall, Fort Myers
B & I’s “Reindeer Games” – Mary Fatica, Cape Coral
Calusa Harbour Senior Living’s “ A Day on the Water” – Lori Cook North, Cape Coral
Campo Felice’s “A Magical Kingdom in Fort Myers” – Ann Arnall, Fort Myers
Chicos FAS, Inc. “Bling in the New Year!” – Irene Flohr, Fort Myers
Costco Wholesale’s “Something Seussical” – Mauricio Estrada, Lehigh Acres
Evanchyk Family & Friends’ “Welcome Home” – Debbie Bolinger, Fort Myers
Evanchyk Family & Friends’ “The Magic of Frosty” – Michelle Cron, Fort Myers
Grandeur Magazine’s “Modern Elegance in Black and White” – Pamela May, North Fort Myers
Home Depot – Anthony Downey, Cape Coral
Hotel Indigo’s “Shoe Tree” – Randall Hart, Cape Coral
Lee County Bar Association’s “Fa La La Law Law Law” – Connie Minton, Estero
LCEC’s “Snow Place Like Home” – Sarah Rogers, Cape Coral
Media Vista/Univision/D'Latinos/Azteca’s “A Magical Lodge” – Peggy Munix, Fort Myers
Norris Furniture & Interiors’ “December 26th” – Joseph Sullivan, Lithia
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center’s “Out of This World Christmas Tree” – Lori Winslow, Cape Coral
SunTrust’s “Shimmering White” – Cheryl Klingenmeyer, Fort Myers
SunCoast Beverage Sales’ “Give the Gift of Beer” – Heather Michalac, Cape Coral
U.S. Sugar Corporation’s “In Harmony With Nature” – Randall Hart, Cape Coral
Goodwill’s “A Very Beary Tree” is displayed in the lobby of Golisano Children’s Hospital in Fort Myers.


 


 

About the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation

The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation is the beneficiary of the Festival of Trees. The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation is dedicated to providing a lasting impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment by providing opportunities to achieve independence. Supporting the mission of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, the Foundation works to ensure long-term funding is available for programs and services as needs escalate in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation’s Registration # is CH29995.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FL.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  PLEASE VISIT www.800helpfla.com FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.


The Festival of Trees Benefits:

Our Host:

SWFL Goodwill Foundation               
SBDAC

 

Goodwill SWFL 50th Anniversary Sponsors:

Queen Palm Sponsor:

Majesty Palm Sponsor:

Coconut Palm Sponsors:

Publix Charities

Sullivan logo

GCG Construction, Inc.

MBAF CPAs and Advisors

 Festival of Trees Sponsors:

Starlight Sponsor:

Twinklelight Sponsor: 

 Candlelight Sponsors:

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Balcon
CenturyLink

Global HR Research
US Sugar Corp.
Lee Designs
 Honc Marine Contracting
Westco Builders of Florida, Inc.

Media Sponsors:

 

 Tree Delivery:

NPMG USAT

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logo azteca SWFL low res   Univision SW Florida

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