Join us November 8th – 10th at Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings for the 2019 Festival of Trees!

Nine local nonprofit organizations will compete for your $1 votes through beautifully decorated holiday room displays and Christmas trees. Your favorite will keep 100% of their proceeds plus an additional $500 BONUS for the winner!

2019 Community Partners include:

Shop hundreds of professionally handcrafted Christmas designs including wreaths, tabletop and wall decor, valuable gift baskets, and Christmas trees of all sizes. With all items marked at “buy it now” prices, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for someone you love – or for yourself!

The Festival of Trees supports The Zonta Club of Traverse City’s mission of empowering women through service and advocacy in our community.

Preview Party

Join us for the 2019 Zonta Festival of Trees Preview Party!

Get a sneak peek of the Community Challenge displays and be among the first to shop the Yuletide Emporium! Enjoy beautifully prepared food by Occasions Catering, delicious wines from Black Star Farms, festive entertainment, and more.

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Friday, November 8th

  • 5:30 – 8:30pm

Schedule of Events

There is something for everyone at this year’s festival. Check out the schedule for additional details about special demonstrations planned throughout the week. All events are free and open to the public.

Festival Hours

Friday 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Kick off the Christmas season! First chance to shop – PLUS enjoy food, wine, music, and a sneak peek of the trees.

Golden-Fowler’s Yuletide Emporium hours: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Golden-Fowler’s Yuletide Emporium will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

10 a.m.: Golden Z shoppers will meet at Golden-Fowler to pick up their Golden Z Shopping Day Scavenger Hunt Card.

Shoppers will then carpool, if interested, from Golden-Fowler to downtown Traverse City for Shop Your Community Day! Mention Zonta Club of TC as your nonprofit of choice and 15% of your sales will be donated to us.

Hunt for the Golden Z’s in five select downtown retailers’ windows and get your card initialed for a chance to win incredible prizes, including a $1,000 Miner’s North gift certificate!

4 p.m.: All shoppers will reconvene at Golden-Fowler by 4 p.m. for the “Golden Zontini” Happy Hour, gifts for ALL shoppers, and the GRAND door prize presented by Brandon Adkins! Must be present to win.

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: enjoy delicious snacks from Oryana, Maxbauer, NMC Hagerty Center, and Occasions Catering in the Yuletide Emporium

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Golden-Fowler’s Yuletide Emporium is open from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy kids’ crafts, holiday treats, and festive entertainment from Young Company Showstoppers. You may even be the lucky winner of tickets to “ELF: The Musical”, given away by the Old Town Playhouse!

Snap a festive family portrait just in time for holiday cards!

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Thank you to our sponsors!