Festival of Trees Reimagined for COVID-19

Kick-off the holiday season with a COVID 19 safe version of our annual Festival of Trees. See Kawartha Settlers’ Village transformed with beautiful lights, decorated Christmas Trees, and gorgeous holiday displays.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the 23rd Annual Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees, held annually at Kawartha Settlers’ Village, will take place in 2020. This year has posed many challenges to local businesses, organizations, and individuals alike. Though most of our events have been canceled this year due to COVID-19, we felt it was important to find a way to make the Festival of Trees happen. The event is a tradition for many families in Kawartha Lakes and beyond. The Festival of Trees has been a tremendous success, and a main source of revenue for KSV for many years, thanks to local contributions. We hope this reimagined version will bring holiday spirit in a time when we all need it most.

So what will a COVID-19 Safe Festival of Trees look like?

  1. We will be holding an online auction through McLean’s for a two week period. There will be 50+ decorated trees, wreaths, garlands, and additional items that will be up for bidding.
  2. To accompany this, we will be offering a drive-through experience. The outsides of our buildings throughout the Village will be decorated by our talented decorating committee, showcasing the items up for bids and allowing a glimpse of Christmas festivity in a safe and COVID friendly manner. Fun activities have been planned for children to partake in while you drive through.

Dates For Drive-Through: Nov. 12, 13, 14, 15 and Nov. 19, 20, 21 from 6-9pm

Online Auction: Nov. 12th – 22nd

Tickets will be $20/car and will need to be purchased in advance online (you can do so on our website: https://www.kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.com ). You will be able to choose a timeslot and date you would like to attend. There are limited slots for each evening, so don’t delay in purchasing your tickets. The link for the online auction will be shared closer to the event.

We can’t wait to see you at the 23rd Annual Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees!

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