Each year the Wright County Historical Society has creates an indoor, winter wonderland with a dazzling Festival of Trees display.  Free and open to the public, the Festival of Trees highlights Wright County businesses, families, and organizations through a variety of traditional and uniquely themed, lit Christmas trees.  Each year there are more than fifty individual trees, along with a Santa writing station, animated characters and even an electric train display (courtesy of Leander Wetter).  

The 2017 Festival of Trees opens with a lighting ceremony on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Wright County Heritage Center (2001 Hwy 25 N, Buffalo).  Santa will be stopping by, and student volunteers from Buffalo High School will be on hand to take free digital photos with Santa for all attendees.  Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be served in WCHS’ Activity Room. Each year WCHS provides this venue as a gift back to our community and invites everyone to come and enjoy!  

This season, the Festival of Trees will be open daily from Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 - Friday, January 6, 2018, 8am-4:30pm with Tuesday nights open until 8:00pm.  For more details please call 763-682-7323 and on Facebook. 

Please note: WCHS is closed on Friday, December 24th for the Christmas holiday.



Would you like to decorate a tree for the upcoming Festival of Trees? Trees and space are limited but we do try to accommodate everyone. The deadline to request a tree in 2017 is November 1, 2017; tree decoration is restricted to November 1-15, 2017. After this time the tree gallery is closed to the public. We regret that no exceptions can be made as this time is required to allow staff to complete the Festival of Trees.

Complete the form below to request a tree to decorate:

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