FESTIVAL OF TREES

The annual Festival of Trees is the primary fundraising event for O'Connell Children’s Shelter. Held at Liberty Hall, it has been a premier Lawrence holiday event for over 30 years. Families, businesses and clubs donate themed Christmas trees and holiday wreaths displayed for the community to enjoy throughout the week. The Festival of Trees gala and auction cap off the festivities! Join us for a night of food, drinks and the giving spirit as we help raise money and awareness for our kids in need.

DATES & TIMES: 2019 Festival of  Trees; December 2 - 8

Viewing Hours:

Monday & Tuesday; 10am - 8pm

Wednesday; 10am - 7pm

Thursday; 10am - 8pm

Friday & Saturday; 10am - 5pm

Sunday; 10am - 2pm

Cookies with Santa:

Monday, December 2; 4 - 6pm

Tuesday, December 3; 5 - 7pm

Ugly Sweater Party: Wednesday, December 4; 7 - 9pm; $10

Auction Party: Friday, December 6; 7pm; $50

All events take place at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044

 

 

 

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VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT

 

We are always looking for caring and dedicated people to help us throughout the week. Volunteer opportunities range from checking people in during viewing hours, to cleaning and disinfecting, to wrapping trees for delivery. Visit our SignUpGenius volunteer page for ways you can help!

DECORATE A TREE 

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ATTEND THE AUCTION

BECOME A SPONSOR

Groups, individuals and businesses decorate themed trees or wreaths for the live auction. Join in the tradition!

A Lawrence holiday tradition for more than 30 years!

Corporate Sponsorships help kids in need and have great benefits. Contact us to learn more!

Thank you to our 2021 event sponsors!

Champions for Children

Child Advocates

Friends of the Family

Bank Midwest, CEK Insurance, Great American Bank,
Henry Wertin, Lawrence Memorial Hospital,
The McFadden Group, Midco, and SSC Advisors

Friends of the Children

INTRUST Bank, Lawyers Title of Kansas, and Dr. Kevin Stuever

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