A North Country Festival of Trees is a celebration of the Holiday season!

December 5 - 7, 2014 at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown.

This unique festival highlights the spirit of the season with activities throughout the weekend for the entire family. This event has a weekend of holiday fun - a Gala on Friday, December 5th, featuring a live auction, dinner, and live music, followed by the Sugarplum Ball (father/daughter dance) on Saturday, December 6th, and free public viewings of the wonderful Christmas trees all weekend long.

This year’s theme is “Sights and Sounds of the Season" and will feature over 50 trees decorated to create a magically festive setting, along with musical performances by local schools, dance studios, and choral groups. We offer you the opportunity to support A North Country Festival of Trees by becoming a sponsor, decorate a tree, or purchase tickets to the Gala Dinner or Sugarplum Ball.   

Purchase your Gala or Sugarplum Ball Tickets today, click here!

Learn more about sponsorships!   Pay for your sponsorship online today.

Learn more about becoming a tree decorator! 

Children can win tickets to the Sugarplum Ball!  Learn more about the Festival of Trees Art Contest!

Schedule of events:

Friday, December 5th
Public Viewing with entertainment - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Gala - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 6th
Public Viewing with entertainment - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sugarplum Ball - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 7th
Public Viewing - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Silent Auction Ends at 1:00 p.m.

If you are interested in being contacted about donating/decorating a tree, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today.   If you have questions about decorating or sponsorship please call 315-785-4584.

See picture's from the 2013 Gala and Sugarplum events, along with the winning trees.

The 'All We Want For Christmas' tree - Sponsored and Decorated by the Watertown Daily Times. Winner of the 7' Best Use of Theme Award

Thank you to this year's event and major sponsors:

 Perrywinkles-Fine-Jewelry-RGB     7News copy     Fox Color copy     DentalHealthGroup  

   Savory Downtown          Key Bank Logo Color     SMC-MC Color


The North Country Festival of Tree is a joint event held by the Watertown Family YMCA and the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation.

The Watertown Family YMCA has been a part of the Watertown community since 1855. Through quality programs, the YMCA provides for the strengthening of families, the healthy development of children, positive individual behaviors, and a healthy, safer community for all. Children’s programs emphasize caring, respect, honesty, character building, fun and friendship. Over 5,000 children are served each year throughout Jefferson County. From swimming lessons and sports programs, to activities for teens and childcare - programs are open to everyone, creating a sense of community for children and families. For more information on YMCA programs call 782-3100.

The Samaritan Medical Center Foundation was established in 1996 to encourage gifts that support and advance healthcare provided by Samaritan Medical Center and to increase the public’s awareness of and participation in health and wellness programs. Funds raised by the Festival of Trees will be used to establish and maintain quality pediatric healthcare services and programs at Samaritan Medical Center. For more information about the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation call 315-785-5745.

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