Fantasy of Trees

November 24, 2023

January 7, 2024

This year is the 35th 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 10th. Use the form below or call us for assistance if needed.
  • Visit Stuhr Museum to set up your tree between November 14th – 22nd during business hours. Stuhr Museum will be open 10 am – 4 pm, Tuesday-Sunday and closed on Mondays starting in November.  Please note, the museum will close at 3 p.m. on November 22nd, 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 14th 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 9th – 12th during business hours, 10 am – 4 pm. All trees must be removed by no later than 5 p.m. on January 12th.

  • 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.
  • No food items or loose glitter may be used to decorate.
  • The theme is up to you – the more creative, the more fun! See the categories below for inspiration.

Categories for awards:
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 10: Registration Deadline
  • Tuesday, November 14 – Wednesday, November 22: Tree Set-up, 10 am – 4 pm (Note – Museum is closed on Monday, November 20, and will close at 3 pm on Wednesday, November 22)
  • Friday, November 24 – Sunday, January 7, 2023: Fantasy of Trees Exhibit open to the public (Museum will be closed on Mondays)
  • Thursday, December 14: Participants’ Open House, 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 9 – Friday, January 12: Tree Take-down, 10 am – 4 pm
Registration for this year’s Fantasy of Trees display is now closed, as we have reached the limit of trees we can accept. If you have any questions, please contact Kylie Luth at or call (308) 385-5316. Thank you!