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North Country Festival of Trees Ramps Up for Holiday Season

Published on: August 8, 2023

Watertown, NY – A North Country Festival of Trees will once again kick off the holiday season offering an online tree auction from Friday, November 24 – Sunday, December 3, 2023 and public viewing November 24 – 28, and November 29 – December 3, 2023, at the Salmon Run Mall. This year’s theme is peace, love, and joy. All trees on display are hand-decorated by community members and can be bid on for individual purchase or donation.

The Festival of Trees committee is now welcoming sponsors and tree decorators. More information on both of these opportunities can be found at, or by calling 315-785-5745. Please sign-up today!

A North Country Festival of Trees benefits healthcare services and programs at Samaritan Medical Center and children’s scholarships at the Watertown Family YMCA. The festival schedule is as follows:

Public Viewing: Trees will be on display for public viewing at the Salmon Run Mall November 24 – 28, and November 29 – December 3, 2023. Please visit for details.

Online Tree Auction: From November 24 – December 3, 2023, trees will be up for bid on our online tree auction site –

Live Auction and Gala: Select trees will be part of the live auction at the Gala on December 1, 2023.

We will announce additional details as the event draws closer.

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