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Festival of Trees

Intermountain’s 30th Annual Festival of Trees


  • Evening in the Trees — Thursday, November 30 — 7:00-9pm — Public Event. Tickets $25
  • Family Fun — Saturday, December 2 — 10:00am-4:00pm — Tickets $5 adults or new, unopened toy donation. Age 10 & under free.
  • Jingle Bell Jam Dance — Saturday, December 2  — 7:00pm-12:00am — 21 and over. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Featuring The Clintons
  • Family Fun — Sunday, December 3 — 10:00am-4:00pm — Tickets $5 adults or new, unopened toy donation. Age 10 & under free.

Auction Design Information

Coming Soon! For more information, please call (406) 457-4760

The History of Festival of Trees

1st 1988 Birth of a Tradition
2nd 1989 Festival of Trees
3rd 1990 Visions of Sugarplums
4th 1991 Babes in Toyland
5th 1992 Christmas Around the World
6th 1993 Winter Wonderland
7th 1994 Make Spirits Bright
8th 1995 Through the Eyes of a Child
9th 1996 Love, Laughter and Dreams
10th 1997 The Wonder of It All
11th 1998 The Music of Christmas
12th 1999 Turn of the Century Past, Present
and Future
13th 2000 An Enchanted Forest
14th 2001 Home for the Holidays
15th 2002 A Tradition of Hope
16th 2003 Wish Upon a Star
17th 2004 That Christmas Feeling
18th 2005 Let It Be Christmas
19th 2006 A Rocky Mountain Christmas
20th 2007 A Season of Hope
21th 2008 Music, Magic and Light
22th 2009 100 Christmas Miracles
23th 2010 Celebrate the Wonder
24th 2011 Black Tie, White Christmas
25th 2012 25 Years of Tradition
26th 2013 Over the River and Through the Woods
27th 2014 Baby It’s Cold Outside
28th 2015 Christmas in the High Country

A Tradition Continues

The Festival of Trees has raised more than $2 Million over the last 26 years for the mission of Intermountain, “Healing Through Healthy Relationships”. From its humble beginnings with a few trees that netted $5,000 in 1988, to the record of $232,000 in 2015.

A Tradition of Giving

The generosity of the Helena community has made Festival of Trees bigger and brighter every year. Thirty trees, vacation packages, and a few specialty items are auctioned each year. The record sale price for one tree sale is over $28,000! Sponsors have continued to support the event so that revenue goes directly to support the event so that revenue goes directly to the children’s needs. So many people respond to the needs of children with their time, treasures, and talent. We are blessed and thankful for each and every one.

Silent Auction areas include Table Top Trees and Winterland Wreaths. An added part of Festival of Trees is Funland, which is bright with children’s activities. The weekend is highlighted with live entertainment in the ballroom provided by talented local groups.

A Tradition of Caring

Financial contributions are not all the Festival of Trees gives to Intermountain. The many volunteers involved in the Festival of Trees also participate in the true spirit of caring. The Festival of Trees volunteer force is comprised on a 30+ member steering committee. More than 500 volunteers help to produce the Festival of Trees, many working throughout the year.



Be a Festival of Trees Volunteer!

Coming Soon! For more information, please call (406) 457-4760

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