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Yes the clocks have turned back and it is time to get ready for the holidays.

What better way to get into the spirit than visiting the Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Kawartha Lakes Festival of Trees is taking place this year from November 9th to the 12th, 2017. This is a special 4 day event where you can wander through displays of trees, wreaths, garlands, and other festive items that have been generously donated by a number of community sponsors – businesses within the City of Kawartha Lakes and outlying communities.


Photo Source http://kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.org/ 

There are activities to appeal to the whole family, young and old. Here are just a few  highlights:

  • Friday night, November 10th, start off with a great meal – there are two sitting for the famous Roast Beef Dinner. Tickets are only $20 each but there are only 80 seats per sitting, so get your tickets soon.
  • For the first time in 20 years, Santa’s Reindeer will be at the Village on Saturday, November 11th from 12pm-4:30pm.
  • On Saturday, the Twilight Auction features a special Christmas tree to auction off, with proceeds going to a local charity. Register at 7 pm and be ready for the bidding at 7:30.
  • Children can get all their shopping done at Santa’s Secret Shoppe with the help of volunteers.
  • Santa, Mrs Claus, and elves visit the Festival of Trees!  Bring your children to Toyland Showcase on Friday: 6pm-8pm, Saturday: 12pm-8pm or Sunday 12pm-3pm to have them tell Santa what they would like for Christmas.
  • A traditon at the Festival of Trees is the Memorial Tree. Purchase a special ornament to take home for your own tree and a memorial card will be placed on the Festival tree in your loved one’s memory. Ornaments are only $5.00.
  • Parents can do their shopping too at the Christmas Boutique which offers stocking stuffers and unique gift items.


Photo Source http://kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.org/

Hours & Admission 

  • Thursday, November 9th: 5pm – 9pm
  • Friday, November 10th: 5pm – 9 pm
  • Saturday, November 11th: 12pm-9pm *Please note later than usual start time – Visit your local cenotaph and pay your respects for Remembrance Day*
  • Sunday, November 12th: 11am-3:30pm

Admission Price

  • Adult Weekend Pass: $10
  • Children aged 12 and under: Free

Complete details of all of the Festival activities can be found at the Festival of Trees Website http://kawarthalakesfestivaloftrees.org/. 

Hope to see you at the Kawartha Settlers’ Village, 85 Dunn St., Bobcaygeon, On. 






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What better way to help your family get into the holiday spirit than to attend a special 4 day event – The Festival of Trees.

It is the 19th year of the Festival of Trees but the event is far larger and more involved than what you might think. Yes, you can stroll among beautifully decorated trees and see a variety of wreaths, garlands and other Christmas handicrafts. Of course you can buy raffle tickets with the hope of winning a special item! But the Kawartha Settler’s Village will be transformed on a very large scale with a number of special events planned for November 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th.


The Kawartha Settlers Village provides the perfect setting. Once a busy family farm, the Village is now made up of over 20 historic homes and buildings, providing visitors with a unique view of life from 1830 to 1935. 

Be sure to keep your calendar totally clear for the full four days, so you don’t miss any of the activities. 

Festival Roast Beef Dinner

A perfect Friday night event with two sittings – 5 pm and 7 pm. Enjoy a traditional roast beef dinner with all the trimmings. Get your tickets early – only 80 tickets per sitting. 

Children’s Pancake Breakfast

Or how about the pancake breakfast on Saturday November 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausages, orange juice and coffee. Kids can also get their faces painted and enter the colouring contest! 

Twilight Auction

On Saturday evening registration begins at 7 p.m. for the Twilight Auction. The bidding starts at 7:30 in the beautifully decorated Murphy Barn. 

Santa’s Secret Shoppe

Let the shopping begin! Children can purchase a gift for mom, dad, brother or sister – even the family pet! Volunteers will help your child shop for gifts ranging from $2 to $5 – and they will even be wrapped!  Just enter Santa’s Secret Shoppe in the back of the Carriage House.


Christmas Boutique

The General Store will be transformed into the Christmas Boutique, compete with unique decorations and gifts for the whole family. 

Memorial Tree

The Memorial Tree is a special tradition at the Festival of Trees.  Purchase a special ornament to hang on your tree at home and a memorial card will be placed on the Festival tree in your loved one’s memory.

The tree is located in the Muir House; ornaments will be on sale for $5. 

Also, don’t miss… 

  • Toyland Showcase and a visit from Santa
  • Christmas Café
  • Entertainment
  • Craft Fair   


All of the items and the special events are donated and supported by generous sponsors.

Hours & Admission

Thursday, November 10th: 5pm – 9pm Friday, November 11th: 5pm – 9 pm Saturday, November 12th: 9am-9pm Sunday, November 13th: 11am-3:30pm

Admission Price

Adult Weekend Pass: $10 Children aged 12 and under: Free

Contact Information

85 Dunn Street Bobcaygeon, Ontario K0M 1A0

Phone & Fax: 705-738-6163





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