The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 12th annual Festival of Trees community holiday celebration runs Thursday, November 17 through Sunday, November 27. The Festival will be open daily 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, noon to 5:00 pm on Sundays, and closed on Thanksgiving. Vintage Downtown Muskegon holiday city scenes will be the backdrop of this year’s event. Professionally designed themed trees and décor will set a festive holiday mood and will be available for purchase through silent auction over the 10 days of the Festival. Raffles, music, and holiday gift shopping will add to the fun. Special events include the popular Teddy Bear Breakfast, Senior Day, Family Day, Deck Your Halls holiday design workshop, and two performances of A Christmas Carol.
Purchase admission tickets at the door:
$8 Adult | $5 MMA Member | $3 child 3-17 yrs. (under 3 free) | $14 All Festival Pass
Festival Title Sponsor is Alcoa Foundation/Howmet. Nichols is Festival Co-Sponsor.
Special Festival of Trees Events
Stop in the MMA Gift Store or call 231-720-2580 to purchase tickets.
Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Festival of Trees Preview Party for Volunteers and Sponsors
This special party is for Festival volunteers and sponsors only. Appetizers are included with free admission and a cash bar will be available. To volunteer, call 231.720.2571 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn how to sponsor Festival events, décor items, and trees, call 231.720.2577 or email email@example.com. Event is sponsored by Sherry Becker and Bob Garretson, Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors.
Friday, November 18, 7:30 pm
Matinee: Sunday, November 20, 2:00 pm
A Christmas Carol
As presented by Tom Harryman
$15 per adult, $10 MMA member, $5 for 15 years and under
Join us for Tom Harryman’s masterful one-man performance of the Christmas classic. The Friday night performance will be preceded by a special cocktail hour starting at 6:30 pm.
Tuesday, November 22, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Festival Senior Day
$1 off Festival admission for ages 65 and older. Enjoy free coffee and cookies, raffles, and entertainment throughout the day. Call 231.720.2571 for group bookings. Calling ahead to reserve an arrival time for your group will help us plan welcoming assistance and easier traffic flow. Sponsored by Sonus Hearing Care Professionals.
Wednesday, November 23, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Festival Family Day
Get out of the house for holiday fun the day before Thanksgiving! Discounted family rate and kids’ activities will add to the fun. Call 231.720.2571 for group bookings. Family Day Pass (for family of four): $15/$10 MMA members ($16-20 value). Sponsored by Meijer.
Thursday, November 24
Happy Thanksgiving! Museum closed.
Saturday, November 26, 8:30-10:30 am
Teddy Bear Breakfast
Grab your teddy bears and get ready for another Teddy Bear Breakfast—great fun for ages 3-8 (and their adults). Includes full breakfast, visit with Santa, craft activity, and teddy bear checkup. Like last year, the event is longer with one more breakfast seating and fewer diners per seating. This change will provide more seating room. Tickets are limited, and always sell out. Plan to purchase early. Tickets: $12 for adults/$7 ages 1-17. Includes Festival admission. Call 231.720.2580 for tickets. Sponsored by Hines Corp.
Sunday, November 27, 2:00-4:00 pm
Deck Your Halls Home Décor Workshop
Enjoy wine, coffee, and snacks while Le Fleur Shoppe and Wasserman’s Festival designers demonstrate how you can make creative and affordable décor for gifts or for your own home, using new ideas inspired by Pinterest and other DIY sites. The many items crafted during the program will be given away to one-dollar raffle winning audience members. Tickets: $20 per person/$15 MMA member/$25 at the door. Includes Festival admission. Cash bar. Call 231.720.2580 to purchase tickets.