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. Viewing Hours will generally range from 10 am to 8 pm. More specific information on Viewing Hours and Events will be announced closer to the event dates.

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DECORATE A TREE

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

photo of the outside of Libery Hall where Festival of Tress is listed

ATTEND THE AUCTION

A Lawrence holiday tradition for more than 30 years!

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BECOME A SPONSOR

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

THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 EVENT SPONSORS

Champions for Children

Cherry Hill Properties

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Child Advocates

Lawrence Craft Company logo

MAR LAN Construction logo

Meritrust Credit Union logo

p! Group Inc logo

Friends of the Family

Bank Midwest, CEK Insurance, Great American Bank, Henry Wertin, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, The McFadden Group, Midco, and SSC Advisors

Friends of the Children

INTRUST Bank, Lawyers Title of Kansas, and Dr. Kevin Stuever