Get in the Christmas spirit as the Downtown Paris Association presents Festival of Trees. A Christmas tree showcase, Festival of Trees is a yuletide event that has become a holiday tradition. There will be about 25 beautifully decorated trees by local businesses, organizations, schools, and groups.
Applications are available at the DPA office located at 203 North Fentress Street as well as the website, www.VisitDowntownParis.com. They are due Friday, November 17th.
“Festival of Trees is a huge success each year and we are excited to have this event on the Court Square at 110 W. Washington Street,” according to Kathy Ray, Executive Director of DPA. “Be sure to bring your camera for the perfect Christmas family photograph.”
The Festival of Trees will open December 5th at 8 a.m. with the DPA Chamber Coffee. At the opening, nine awards will be presented to winners in the following categories: “Most Creative” first second and third places, “Most Traditional” first second and third places, “Best Theme”, “Out of the Box”, and “Best of Show”. “People’s Choice “will be presented at the conclusion of the event on December 17th. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM; Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm; Sundays 1:00 to 4:00 pm. A dollar donation is requested from each visitor.
Festival of Trees will be open December 5 through December 17. Staffing will be overseen by the Downtown Paris Association. If you would like to volunteer at this event, please contact Kathy Ray at 653-7274.
Rules and entry form can be accessed by clicking the link below:
Festival of Trees Rules 2017