Festival of Trees

Crawford Town Hall

November 29th - December 7th
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Jack Frost will soon be nipping at our noses and the smell of burning fireplaces will be drifting through the chilly air. This wondrous season begins to unfold as neighbors drop by for a cup of cheer or family/friends gather to share a meal. In the spirit of this magical time,

The First Annual Festival of Trees will be held in majestic Crawford, Colorado.  Our historic Town Hall will be transformed into a winter wonderland filled with beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. You may view the trees/wreaths November 29th – December 7th during the evening hours from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. For a modest contribution, you may secure tickets that can be dropped into snow buckets of the tree/trees that you favor the most. A drawing  for a tree from each snow bucket will take place Saturday, December 7th during a Community Potluck/Musical Program at Town Hall beginning at 5:00 pm.  In fact, all those who attend the potluck may put their name in for one special tree drawing sponsored by the Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce.  We hope that you will join us in this wonderful celebration of the season with all contributions going toward the renovation of Crawford Town Hall.

The magnificent yuletide display of trees/wreathes will be only part of the fun November 29th – December 7th. During the evening hours, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, events will be scheduled to delight the children including:  Storytelling with Mrs. Claus, Crafts, Face-Painting, Writing Letters to Santa. Please check the Crawford Area Chamber web-site for updates.

On Friday, November 29th from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm and Saturday the 30th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Fruitland Mesa Club will hold its Annual Craft Fair in Town Hall in the midst of the trees on display. 
The Parade of Lights in Crawford will occur on Friday, November 29th as soon as it becomes dark.  After the parade, Santa can be found in Town Hall delighting all the children and young in heart. You may view the beautiful trees at this time or any evening up until December 7th. 

The Festival of Trees is an extraordinary opportunity for local businesses to advertise and nonprofit organizations to present their mission through a donated beautifully decorated tree/wreath. A variety of awards will be presented for the trees that the public enjoys the most. The local news media has been invited to capture all of the excitement in print and video.  

Please contact Lynne Watkins, 921-5252, Connie Sanders, 921-5583 or for a registration form to donate a decorated tree or wreath for a very worthwhile fundraiser going toward the renovation of Crawford Town Hall. After completing your registration form, return it to Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 22, Crawford, CO 81415. We will contact you with the simple rules that need to be followed in decorating your tree/wreath. Or download the Registration Form here, and mail it to the Chamber address.

Crawford Area Chamber Festival of Trees Committee
Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 22 Crawford, CO 81415