Watertown Family YMCA

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Festival of Tress 2020

A North Country Festival of Trees has sparked holiday cheer in Northern New York for nearly two decades. This year will look a bit different, but we look forward to safely celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with you! The safety of our dedicated Festival-goers, tree decorators, sponsors, volunteers, and staff are our top priority and all NYS Department of Health Guidelines will be adhered to.

Although we are unable to bring you traditional Festival of Trees events, like the Gala and Sugarplum Ball, we are excited to host a public “walk-through” event November 27th through December 5th. We know that people will love looking at — and shopping for — these incredible trees! This year, no matter where you live, you can participate in the magic of the Festival. You will have the opportunity to vote for your favorite tree and bid on or buy a tree through a virtual silent and live auction.

All proceeds from this event will support Samaritan Medical Center and the Watertown Family YMCA who have been on the front line of the fight against COVID-19, providing vital services to our community while navigating the financial and operational challenges ushered in by the pandemic. Now more than ever, they need your help to continue their mission. We hope you will join us and support these important organizations while enjoying the wonderland of holiday splendor!

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