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33rd Annual Festival of Trees

November 14, 2019 – January 20, 2020

This annual exhibit of stunning holiday trees, decorated by regional designers and artists, will be open to the public starting November 14th and will run through January 20, 2020. Featuring over 40 unique designs, the Festival of Trees exhibition will be open during regular operating hours (Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM and Sunday 1-5 PM) 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 2019 Festival of Trees promises to be extraordinary thanks to a committee of 100+ 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 the 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:

Silver Sponsors:

Bronze Sponsors:

Copper Sponsors:

Ambrose Pediatric Dentistry • American Pride Bank • Anna Greer Interiors • B&D Industrial • Benjamin A. Vaughn, P.C.

Blake & Pendleton, Inc. • Bon Hommes Inc. • Bradshaw N. Ford, DMD • Cadence Bank

Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP • Custom Floors of Georgia • Day & Ennis, LLC

Dellacona Law Firm, LLC • Easterlin Pecan Co. • Ford Family Dentristry, Cordele, GA • Fountain of Juice

Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc. • GMFS Lending • Head Over Heels Boutique

Hofstadter & Associates, Inc. •  Macon Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, LLC • Mauldin & Jenkins

Mercedes Benz of Macon • Molly R. Sims, MD • Powers Law Group • Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth, & Reeves, LLP

Spillers Orthodontics • Starr Electric • The Casserole Shop & Bakery • The Image Collection • Tidwell & Hillburn Insurance

Warner Robins Pediatric Dentistry • Zaxby's/Genghis Grill


Individual Sponsors

Star Sponsors:

Candy and Malcolm Burgess • Melissa and David Hollingsworth

Santa Sponsors:

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

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Maddux • Sally and Albert McKay

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

Snowman Sponsors:

Cathy Cox and Mark Dehler • Dr. Ken Deaton and Dr. Stella Tsai • Amy and Cole Dunaway • Holly A. Ertel • Kathy and Waldo Floyd

Suzanne and Buzz Harper • Mary Hunter Harrell Melissa and Jimmy Hinson • Bert and Mardi Maxwell • Mr. and Mrs. John McNeil

Beverly B. Meadors • Betty and Gary Meadors • Mr. and Mrs. Philip T. Rabun

Hatsy and Kenneth Sams • Isabelle and Blake Sullivan • Dr. and Mrs. Edward Young

Reindeer Sponsors:

Dr. and Mrs. Bill brooks • Dr. and Mrs. Ken Harper • Mr. and Mrs. Elbert McQueen • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pearson

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Rizkalla • Dr. and Mrs. Steve Tuck • Mr. and Mrs. Randy Wright

Festival of Trees Committee

Festival Chair: Meghan Putnam Hollingsworth

Individual Sponsorships: Kensey Adair Rabun

Corporate Sponsorships: Elizabeth Lewis Ford

Decorations: Cassie Murman Jones & Merritt Murphy Jones

Tree Design: Lily Foote Robinson

Raffle: Elizabeth Solomon Schorr

Luncheon Chefs: Natalia Del Basso Orsini & Nancy Shurling & Claire Smith

Luncheon: Emily Huckaby Arnold & Elizabeth Wynne Hart

Sugar Plum Shop: Christen Patterson McCommon & Tiffany Davis Olson

Museum Made: Jennifer Stone Heller

Paula Berenguer Aguirre • Ember Bishop Bentley • Catharine Moss Brannan

Cassie Edwards Brannen • Rachel Cozart Braxton • Paige Prosperi Brooks

Gena Bryant Chalfa • Elizabeth Broom Cleveland • Mary Ann Mathis Coker

Mary Houston Matthews Coker • Meredith Mitchell Covert • Natalie Ford Cozart

Jenna Schnetzer Darrah • Paige Sforzo Davis • Kristi Peake Davis • Molly Meadors Deweese

Marjie Martin Dickey • Stacy Lynn Dickey • Eryn Dunwody Dieler • Hali Elizabeth Eckard

Shannon Slocumb Ethridge • Megan Powers Flournoy • Lauren Hollman Fried

Hannah Heltzel Gabriel • Katie Mathews Garvin • Summer Sterling Grisamore

Sarah Moses Haddock • Evan Cantrell Hair • Olivia Nettles Hatcher • Kelli Pushman Hill

Liz Rosson Hill • Jenny Smith Hofstadter • Caroline Freliche Horne

Austin Yarbrough Johnston • Keri Wondergem Jones • Virginia Candace Josey

Margaret Sullivan Keyes • Darby Kellum Kilpatrick • Kate Reynolds Kirbo

Blair Kent Kruger • Alexandra Markert Lamping • Lauren Nations Lanter

Evelyn Clark Lopater • Burney Pollock Marshall • Martha McKay Maxwell

Katie Lotman McKay • Jenna Blasi McLaurin • Lanier Sloan McLeod

Alex Slocumb Minor • Anna Kay McGoldrick Nash • Paige Hopkins Parker

Amy Sanda Payne • Anna Blanche Young Pennington • Libby Walker Peterson

Nicole Hooks Prine • Renee Sherrin Rainey • Meridith Markert Sams

Bowen Reichert Shoemaker • Sydney McRee Solomon • Mary English Solomon

Holly Stalvey Taylor • Ashley Levandoski Thillainathan • Victoria Walker

Lea Anne Watson Walters • Sloan Matthews Walthall • Laurie Cook Windham

2019 logo design by Corie Swan.