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 2018 Festival of Trees opens with a lighting ceremony on Tuesday, November 27th 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 28th, 2018 - Friday, January 4, 2019, 8am-4:30pm with Tuesday nights open until 8:00pm.  For more details please call 763-682-7323 and on Facebook. 



We are excited for our community's participation in the Wright County Historical Society's 2018 Festival of Trees, which runs from Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - January 4, 2019. Nearly 2000 visitors enjoyed last year's event and we're planning for an even bigger response this year!

This link is for individuals, families, groups and organizations to request a tree for decorating during the 2018 Festival of Trees.

Community decorating will take place between November 1-16, 2018 to allow WCHS staff to complete set-up of remaining trees, staging and all those little extras needed for the November 27, 2018 opening. 

All requests must be submitted through this online form, are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis by WCHS staff, and will be approved or denied through email.  Due to the increased number of requests staff can no longer take requests by phone or at the Heritage Center--we want to make sure no one's request gets lost in the glitter :)

Thanks for your interest in decorating a tree at for the Wright County Historical Society's 2018 Festival of Trees!

Click HERE to complete the online form.