How you can support this Annual Event:
Purchase and decorate a Large Tree $200
Purchase and decorate a Smaller Tree $150
Purchase and decorate a Wreath $100
Attend the Preview Reception and Gala - Tickets: $45
Attend the Gala Event - Tickets: $20
(Tickets available at the door - or via Paypal - see above )
Your sponsored Tree or Wreath will be on display for several days, highlighting your support. Awards will acknowledge the Best in each category.
You may sponsor as many of each item as you like; we are limiting the total number of trees and wreaths to 60. Each sponsor will recruit a team to decorate the lighted tree or unlighted wreath and encourage much magical creativity!
The decorating party will be Tuesday, November 29, 4 to 8 pm. We ask you to limit your team to no more than 5 decorators. See the attached Sponsor Form and Guidelines.
Reservations and Payment due before Friday, November 11.
Special Family Events
There will be a special free Family Holiday Event on Wednesday, November 30 from 3 to 6pm.
Santa will be there to receive Holiday Wish Lists.
Cookies and warm beverages will be served.
You may have a professional photographer snap a Holiday photo for $15. This includes a printed photograph and an emailed copy to share with your friends.
New this year is a special Preview Reception on Friday, December 2, from 5 to 6 pm, prior to the public gala.
Tickets are $45. This includes complimentary parking at El Monte Sagrado, a special Holiday cocktail created by a nationally renowned mixologist Michael Trujillo, or wine or beer. This year the featured wine will be Dreaming Tree Winery owned by Dave Matthews from the Dave Matthews Band, and we will have a private music performance. A generous spread of hors d’oeuvres will be offered. Guests at the Preview event will have the first opportunity to bid on the fabulous trees and wreaths via silent auction. There may be a few Very Special Trees for live auction, before we open the doors to the Gala Event --- which we encourage you to stay to enjoy, included with your ticket.
El Monte Sagrado is offering special room rates for guests who want to make this a late night till morning celebration. Rooms starting at $99.00, call 575-737-3502.
The Gala Event at Monte Sagrado
The Festival of Trees Gala Event - a Holiday favorite in Taos - is back after a year off.
With your ticket of $20, enjoy The Rifters for listening and dancing, delicious appetizers, and a drink ticket for beer or wine.
From 6 pm to 10 pm on December 2, guests will browse the imaginative trees and wreaths on display and place silent bids.
There will also be a raffle ($5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets) with significant prizes and photos with Santa.
As parking is limited, a complimentary shuttle van will bring guests from the public parking area at the corner of Quesnel and Kit Carson Road to and from the event.
Benefitting Taos Youth Organizations
Net proceeds will be equally allocated among these seven organizations serving Taos kids and youth:
DreamTree Project, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Youth Heartline, Bridges for Education, Twirl, Café Scientifique, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. All these organizations provide activities to strengthen and keep our precious young people safe.