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Festival of Trees

November 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until November 20, 2017


Don’t miss the 23rd Annual Festival of Trees from November 11-20 at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Yampa Valley Bank and Steamboat Ace Hardware are once again showing their devotion to the museum and our heritage by generously underwriting all of the costs for this fundraising event.

“Yampa Valley Bank is excited to share the Presenting Sponsorship of the Festival of Trees with Steamboat Ace Hardware for the 12th consecutive year,” said PJ Wharton, President
& CEO Yampa Valley Bank. “The Tread of Pioneers Museum is vital to the Yampa Valley’s historical preservation and education. The Festival of Trees is a magical kick-off to the Christmas season and we are proud to be a part of this Steamboat tradition.”

This family-focused, pre-holiday tradition transforms the museum into a sparkling forest of holiday trees uniquely decorated by creative local organizations such as Yampatika, the U.S. Forest Service, Soda Creek Elementary’s second grade and kindergarten classes, the Ladies Recreation Club, and more. The Festival is the museum’s primary fundraising event, and proceeds support museum preservation and educational activities.

This year, we are thrilled to have 21 sponsoring businesses and 21 decorator groups. We would like to thank all of the decorators and local business sponsors who make this event possible. These 42 groups, along with the museum’s volunteer corps make this a true community event.

Festival of Trees offers something for everyone. The Festival is a great opportunity for families to take their holiday photos in the trees for Christmas cards or to send to the grandparents. While you’re here, vote for your favorite tree, go on the Scavenger Hunt in the Trees by using historical clues to find the hidden treasures in the trees, and enter win a fully decorated holiday tree and other prizes in our prize drawing.

All local families are invited to Pioneer Christmas Story-time for Kids on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 11:30am and 2:00pm. We will host all local area senior citizens for cookies, cider, and live music provided by the Emerald Mountain School musicians, at the Senior Tea on Thursday, November 17 at 2:00pm and 3:00pm. You can also get your holiday shopping done early in the one-of-a-kind Museum Store where you’ll find locally-made products, historical photographs, books, and toys that will delight everyone on your holiday shopping list.

With the generosity of our sponsors, all Festival of Trees events are FREE to all Routt County residents. Don’t miss the light and magic of the Festival of Trees!


November 17, 2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tread of Pioneers Museum


Tread of Pioneers
800 Oak St.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 United States
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