Christmas Tree Festival


The Allen County Museum’s 51st annual Christmas Tree Festival is Wednesday November 29, 2023 thru Sunday December 3, 2023 from 10 AM to 5 PM with special hours on Friday from 10 AM to 8 PM and Sunday 12 to 5 PM.

This glorious holiday tradition is a partnership between the Allen County Museum, Allen County Master Gardeners and the Johnny Appleseed Park District. It features more than 100 trees and wreaths decorated by local businesses and organizations. There are plenty of activities, including everyone’s favorite, Evergreen, the Talking Tree.

Continue the tradition and be sure to bring your family to visit this year’s Christmas Tree Festival!


Upper Level

  • Gifts from the Earth (Friday – Sunday)
  • Children’s Art Exhibit (Courtesy of Lima Elementary Schools)
  • Bakery and Confectionery (Friday – Sunday)
  • Restrooms
  • Information Desk
  • Decorated Trees and Displays
  • Fingerprint Ornaments (Friday – Sunday)
  • Holiday Boutique
  • Wood Carving Demonstrations (Friday – Sunday)
  • Rug Hooking Demonstrations (Friday – Sunday)
  • Wreath photographs or photo with Santa (Changing Gallery, Friday – Sunday)

Lower Level

  • Decorated Trees and Displays
  • Evergreen the Talking Tree
  • Little Children’s Shoppe (Friday – Sunday)
  • Polar Express Reading (near the Shay, Friday – Sunday)

Outside Activities are as follows:

MacDonell House:

  • The MacDonell House volunteers will present a Victorian Christmas throughout the home, with beautiful trees, decorations and seasonal music. Admission is free throughout the festival. Donations are always welcome!

Log House:

  • Engage with hearthside cooking by docent Mark Mohr and other reenactors along with DAR and SAR volunteers.