Festival of Trees 2023
DATES of EVENT:
Family Day & Open House - December 2nd, 2023
Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Free Admission to the public
Live music from 12:00 to 1:00, Visit with Santa 1:00 to 3:00.
Children Activities will be available throughout the day including coloring contests, scavenger hunts, activity area, face-painting, and more.
Ticketed Gala and Live Auction - December 3rd, 2023
Doors open to Gala Guests at 4:00PM.
From 4:00PM to 5:00PM, Guests are encouraged to walk around the venue viewing the variety of trees that will be on auction later in the evening.
Volunteer Decorators and Businesses can begin decorating their tree(s) and or wreaths anytime during the following schedule:
Tuesday, 11/28 - 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wednesday 11/29 - 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thursday 11/30 - 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Friday 12/01 - 9:00AM to 7:00PM
For questions about availability for decorating, please contact the Museum's Director at 541-359-5623
Join the Museum's Gala & Live Auction
We Hope to See you On Family Day!
Some Trees will be Available for Bidding on Saturday
What is the Festival of Trees?
The Festival of Trees is an annual event and fundraiser hosted by the Oregon Coast Military Museum (OCMM) towards the last week of November. Trees and wreaths are sponsored and decorated by businesses and tree designers from the Oregon Coast (Florence/North Bend/Coos Bay) in unique themes to be auctioned off at the event's Gala dinner. Designers and themes vary by year as new and old volunteers join in decorating the trees, bringing new ideas to the table or revising previously done themes.
What are the Proceeds Used For?
All proceeds of the Festival of Trees help keep the doors of the Museum open to the public and future generations. Funds raised also assist in the creation of exhibits, the preservation of Artifacts and items within the Museum's collections, the procurement of supplies for operations, and operational expenses.
The Festival of Trees accounts for over 25% of the Museum's yearly operating budget, making it one of the most vital fundraisers for the OCMM.
What Themes Have Appeared?
A wide variety of themes have appeared over the years of the event. Ranging from coastal & nature themed trees to candy & TV inspired trees, there is always a tree theme for every member of the family. For a full list of themes used or planning to be used, click HERE. (Link to be Developed)
What is the Cost to Sponsor?
There are a variety of sponsorships available for those interested in sponsoring a tree, wreath, or contributing to the event. Each level's benefits vary and can be observed below for the upcoming Festival of Trees Fundraiser.