Festival of Trees

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. Proceeds from this event have been used to enhance services as well as make capital improvements. All of the money raised by this event goes to benefit the children, youth and families served by The O’Connell Children’s Shelter.

The 2022 Lawrence Festival of Trees will be held Monday, November 28 – Sunday, December 4 at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts Street. We are so excited to have over 45 individuals and community groups donating trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses for Festival this year. Drop by Viewing Hours, come see Santa, and make sure you attend our auction on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

Go to our fundraising page fot22ocs.givesmart.com for details on tickets and bidding on the wreaths and gingerbread houses.

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Groups, individuals and businesses decorate themed trees or wreaths or gingerbread houses for the auction. Join in the tradition!

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A Lawrence holiday tradition for more than 30 years!

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Corporate Sponsorships help kids in need and have great benefits. Contact us to learn more!


Presenting Sponsor

Edmonds Duncan registered investment advisors

Champions for Children

Cherry Hill Properties

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Child Advocates

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Bank Midwest Where common sense lives

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Friends of the Family

CEK Insurance, J. Wilson's, Mar Lan Construction, Truity Credit Union, The Roark Group, and SSC CPAs + Advisors

Friends of the Children


Gingerbread Houses on Parade Sponsors

Edmonds Duncan registered investment advisors

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