Lawrence Festival of Trees
The annual Lawrence Festival of Trees, held during the holiday season, is the primary fundraising event for The O’Connell Children’s Shelter. Businesses, clubs, children’s groups, families and organizations donate Christmas trees and wreaths to be displayed for the entire Lawrence community to enjoy. The trees and wreaths are all decorated with inventive and whimsical themes in mind, and are auctioned off at the gala Festival of Trees event.
All of the money raised by this event goes to benefit the children, youth and families served by The O’Connell Children’s Shelter. Proceeds from this event have been used to enhance services as well as make capital improvements.
The 2023 Lawrence Festival of Trees will be held Friday, November 24 – Sunday, Dec 3 at Maceli’s Banquet Hall & Catering, 1031 New Hampshire Street. Viewing hours will end at 6:30 pm on Monday November 27.
New events surround Festival week this year, including breakfast with Santa, singing performances, and some late-night events. Drop by during Viewing Hours, come see Santa, and make sure you attend our auction on Saturday, December 2, 2023.
Groups, individuals and businesses decorate themed trees or wreaths or gingerbread houses for the auction. Join in the tradition!
VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT
We are always looking for caring and dedicated people to help us throughout the week. Volunteer opportunities include checking people in during viewing hours, assisting during the Auction Party, and wrapping trees for delivery.
We will release sign up opportunities closer to the event, but mark your calendars for Monday, November 21-Monday, December 4. Reach out to Maren Ludwig at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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