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32nd Annual Festival of Trees

November 8, 2018 – January 15, 2019

This annual exhibit of stunning holiday trees, decorated by regional designers and artists, will be open to the public starting November 8th and will run through January 15, 2019. Featuring nearly 50 unique designs, the Festival of Trees exhibition will be open during regular operating hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM and Sunday 1-5PM) and is included with Museum admission.

Since the festival's inception in 1986, the signature exhibition and complimenting festivities have not only provided financial support for the Museum’s educational programs but also connected thousands of volunteers, local businesses, and artists to the institution. One of Macon’s favorite social events of the year, the 2018 Festival of Trees promises to be extraordinary thanks to a committee of 75+ volunteers and presenting sponsors Morgan Stanley and Planters First Bank.

Festival of Trees, which was originally named Our Holiday Best, represents three generations of investment in the Museum’s educational programming. The staff and volunteers are proud to see these meaningful traditions continue to grow year after year to include such a broad spectrum of events that engage so many volunteers and attract diverse audiences. Offering high-quality programming while keeping Museum admission affordable for the families of Central Georgia is the Museum's greatest challenge – and one that it could not meet without the funds raised through the Festival of Trees.

Enjoy these photos from previous year's exhibitions and parties.

The Festival of Trees exhibition and events would not be possible

without the support of the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:

Law Offices of Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, LLP

Silver Sponsors:

Butler Automotive Group • Five Star Automotive Group, LLC

Irving Consumer Products • OrthoGeorgia

Raymond James & Associates • Reynolds, Horne & Survant

Bronze Sponsors:

Ambrose Pediatric Dentistry • Blake & Pendleton, Inc • Bonefish Grill

Capital City Bank • Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP • Cortes Jewelers

El Sombrero Mexican Grill and Bar • Jason Chapman, M.D.

Macon Magazine • Macon Pediatric Dentistry • Middle Georgia Solutions

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Copper Sponsors:

Ace Entities, LLC • American Pride Bank • Anna Greer Interiors • B & D Industrial

Stephen N. Barnes, Jr., LLC • Bon Hommes Inc • Carlyle Place • Carol Roobin Bashuk Beltone Hearing Aid Center

Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP • Community Foundation of Central Georgia, Inc

Day & Ennis, LLC • Dellacona Law Firm • Dickey Farms • Edwards & Bullard Law

Georgia Forestry Foundation, INC • Georgia Land Company, LLC • Genghis Grill/Zaxby's • GMFS Lending

Karats & Keepsakes • Lane Southern Orchards • Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC • Patton, Albertson and Miller Group, LLC

Powers Law Group  • Proforma Ascension Marketing Group • Sheridan, Solomon & Associates, LLC

Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth, & Reeves, LLP • Southern Forest Industries, INC • State Bank & Trust Company

Stone & Baxter • Suttles Flooring • Synovus Bank • Tidwell & Hilburn Insurance • Women's Specialty Care

Individual Sponsors

Star Sponsors:

Candy and Malcolm Burgess

Santa Sponsors:

The Hon. and Mrs. R. Lanier Anderson, III • Georgia and Bob Hatcher • Mr. and Mrs. Gene Maddux

Dr. and Mrs. J. Terrell Pope • Tom and Courtney Swift • Tom B. Wight

Snowman Sponsors:

Brian and Sara Ballard • Cathy Cox and Mark Dehler • Dr. Ken Deaton and Dr. Stella Tsai • Mrs. Holly Ertel

Dr. Wayne and Mrs. Ashley Kelley • Bert and Mardi Maxwell • Lane and Tim Sheridan • Mr. and Mrs. J. Blake Sullivan

Mr. Daron and Dr. Champa Woodham

Reindeer Sponsors:

Dr. and Mrs. Bill Brooks • Mr. and Mrs. Matt Childers • Mr. and Mrs. George Franklin, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Grisamore • Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hardeman • Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harper

Dr. and Mrs. Ken Harper • Mr. and Mrs. Elbert McQueen • Dr. and Mrs. Edward Hotchkiss Young

Festival of Trees Committee

Festival Chair: Sara Morris Ballard

Individual Sponsorships: Dixie Butler Clark

Corporate Sponsorships: Meghan Putnam Hollingsworth

Decorations: Tori Purvis Stewart

Tree Design: Lily Foote Robinson

Raffle: Kelli Pushman Hill

Luncheon: Natalia Del Basso Orsini • Nancy Shurling • Claire Smith

Sugar Plum Shop: Courtney Brooks Garner • Candi Newton Wilson

Museum Made: Blair Stowe Sumrall

Paula Berenguer Aguirre • Madison Hinson Argo • Emily Huckaby Arnold • Alice Rice Belko

Ember Bishop Bentley • Cassie Edwards Brannen • Rachel Cozart Braxton

Paige Prosperi Brooks • Mary Allison Shingler Buzzell • Elizabeth Broom Cleveland

Meredith Covert • Natalie Ford Cozart • Kristi Peake Davis

Paige Sforzo Davis • Amy Harlen Dunaway • Shannon Slocumb Ethridge

Megan Powers Flournoy • Elizabeth Lewis Ford • Lauren Hollman Fried

Hannah Gabriel • Katie Mathews Garvin • Sarah Moses Haddock • Elizabeth Wynne Hart

Olivia Nettles Hatcher • Jennifer Stone Heller • Liz Rosson Hill • Kelsey Smith Holland

Howell Souter Hollingsworth • Cassie Murman Jones • Keri Jones • Merritt Murphy Jones

Virginia Candace Josey • Darby Kellum Kilpatrick • Brantley Kreis King • Kate Reynolds Kirbo

Erin West Kovacs • Lauren Nations Lanter • Davi Buxton Levy • Haley Grissom Lilley

Evelyn Clark Lopater • Elizabeth Stewart McCain • Christen Patterson McCommon

Macie McJenkin • Meredith Moore McKenzie • Anne Prather McQueen • Abigail Mullins Moody

Margaret Graham Moore • Tiffany Davis Olson • Anna Blanche Young Pennington

Tarver Britton Perry • Nicole Prine • Kensey Adair Rabun • Renee Sherrin Rainey

Mary Margaret Woodroof Sandy • Elizabeth Solomon Schorr • Molly Rogers Sims

Sydney McRee Solomon • Holly Stalvey Taylor • Lea Anne Watson Walters

2018 logo design by Leigh Loyd.