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34th Annual Festival of Trees

Through January 15, 2020

This annual exhibit of stunning holiday trees, decorated by regional designers and artists, will be open to the public starting November 12th and will run through January 15, 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 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 2020 Festival of Trees promises to be extraordinary thanks to a committee of 100+ volunteers and presenting sponsors Morgan Stanley and the Josephine Phelps Fabian Fund.

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.

The Festival of Trees exhibition and events would not be possible

without the support of the following sponsors:

Presenting Sponsors

Josephine Phelps Fabian Fund

Corporate Sponsors

Gold Sponsors:

Chambless, Higdon, Richardson, Katz & Griggs, LLP • Law Office of Buzzell, Welsh & Hill, LLP

Planters First Bank • Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Silver Sponsors:

Axis Spine & Pain • Bradshaw N. Ford, DMD • Butler Automotive Group

Capital City Bank • Casserole Shop • El Sombrero • Irving Consumer Products

Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC • OrthoGeorgia • Vision Eye Group

Bronze Sponsors:

Barney & Stella, LLC • Central Georgia Pulmonary Associates, LLC • Dickey Farms, Inc. • GMFS Mortgage

Five Star Automotive Group • Macon Magazine  • Pediatric Dentistry of Central Georgia • Previews Interiors and Antiques, LLC

Sheridan, Solomon & Associates, LLC • Sorella • Southern Digital Consulting • Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, LLC • Zaxby’s/Genghis Grill

Copper Sponsors:

The 1842 Inn • Ace Entities, LLC • All-State Electrical Contractors • American Pride Bank • B&D Industrial, Inc. • Blake & Pendleton, Inc.

Chicken Salad Chick • Dermatology Affliliates • Geotechnical & Environmental Consultants, Inc. • Easterlin Pecan Co, Inc.

The Eichholz Law Firm • Ford Family Dentistry • Head Over Heels Boutique • Karats and Keepsakes • Macon Pediatric Dentistry

Reynolds, Horne, and Survant • Smith, Hawkins, Hollingsworth & Reeves, LLP • Starr Electrical Contractors •

Tidwell and Hillburn Insurance • Warner Robins Pediatric Dentistry • Women’s Specialty Care


Individual Sponsors

Star Sponsors:

Candy and Malcolm Burgess

Santa Sponsors:

The Hon. and Mrs. R. Lanier Anderson, III • Melissa and Jimmy Hinson • Mr. and Mrs. Gene Maddux

Sally and Albert McKay • Tred and Nancy Shurling • Tom B. Wight

Snowman Sponsors:

Cathy Cox and Mark Dehler • Amy and Cole Dunaway • Mary Hunter Harrell • Judy Hodgens Interiors • Mardi and Bert Maxwell

Mr. and Mrs. John McNeill • Mr. and Mrs. Philip T. Rabun • Hatsy and Kenneth Sams • Isabelle and Blake Sullivan

Wimberly Treadwell - Landscape Architecture • Dr. and Mrs. Edward Young

Reindeer Sponsors:

Carol and Robert Chanin • Dr. Ken Deaton and Dr. Stella Tsai • Holly A. Ertel • Bill and Trudie Fickling • William and Leigh Ann Hall

John and Dottie Houser • Lea and Elbert McQueen • Sam and Molly Pearson • Dr. and Mrs. Bill Tift • Mr. and Mrs E. Randy Wright