Fantasy of Trees

November 25, 2022

January 3, 2023

This year is the 34th annual Fantasy of Trees exhibit at Stuhr Museum! This seasonal favorite brings many local businesses, organizations, and groups together as they deck the halls of the iconic Leo B. Stuhr Building.

Here’s how to participate:
  • Register your group, organization, business, or even yourself by Friday, November 11th. Use the form below or call us for assistance if needed.
  • Visit Stuhr Museum to set up your tree between November 14th – 23rd during business hours, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Please note, the museum will close at 3 p.m. on November 23rd, and all decorations must be completed by that time. Don’t forget to bring a sign to identify your organization!
  • (Optional) Attend the Participants’ Open House on December 15th from 5-7 p.m. where we will reveal the winners in the categories listed below, enjoy some tasty holiday treats, and admire the Fantasy of Trees!
  • Visit Stuhr Museum to take down your tree between January 4th – 8th during business hours, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. All trees must be removed by no later than 5 p.m. on January 8th.

Rules:
  • All trees must be artificial and no taller than 8 feet.
  • Each tree must have a tree skirt and a sign to identify your organization.
  • Electricity is available for Christmas tree lights. Please be sure to label any extension cords or loose parts.
  • Any food items used to decorate your tree must be in sealed wrappers or shellacked.
  • No loose glitter may be used to decorate.
  • The theme is up to you – the more creative, the more fun! See categories below for inspiration.

Categories:
Most Traditional Most Creative Best Tree Skirt Best Handmade Ornaments
Best Use of Recycled Items Best Tree Topper Best Represents Organization Best in Pop Culture
Most Unexpected Wow! Very Funny Brings A Smile
Is it a Tree? Fit for a Museum Judge’s Choice Overall Best
People’s Choice – Voted on by all Fantasy of Trees visitors

Important Dates:
  • Friday, November 11: Registration Deadline
  • Monday, November 14 – Wednesday, November 23: Tree Set-up, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (except November 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
  • Friday, November 25 – Tuesday, January 3, 2023: Fantasy of Trees Exhibit open to the public
  • Thursday, December 15: Participants’ Open House, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 4 – Sunday, January 8: Tree Take-down, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

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