The Festival of Trees is the annual event that ushers in the holiday season statewide. Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, the festival features magnificent displays of decorated trees and wreaths, offers special holiday events, and hosts thousands of visitors each year.
The festival is made possible through the support of the community. Hundreds of volunteers help organize and run the event at three different sites. Businesses and individuals sponsor trees and wreaths, which are decorated by artisans who donate their time and talent. At the close of the festival, the trees and wreaths are delivered to local nonprofit organizations.
A special Remembrance Tree takes center stage at each of the festival’s three locations across the state. Each Remembrance Tree is decorated with ornaments donors purchased in memory of loved ones. A card with a special message from the donor is attached to each Remembrance Tree ornament.