Big Bend Habitat for Humanity’s Festival of Trees

Big Bend Habitat for Humanity once again kicks off the holiday season with its popular Festival of Trees. This year’s family event will feature beautiful, creatively decorated artificial trees and wreaths (all of which will be available for purchase), a Friday night preview party including libations, live music and food, as well as family-friendly festivities on Saturday with an early visit from Santa Claus. All proceeds from this event support Big Bend Habitat for Humanity’s mission of constructing affordable homes for residents of Leon and Gadsden counties.

November 18 – 19, 2016

Schedule of Activities

Friday, November 18th
Not-So-Silent Night Preview Party
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Ticket required for the Friday Night Preview Party
Click to purchase Preview Night Tickets

Saturday, November 19th
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Santa visits from 10:00 am – noon, Bidding ends at 4:30 pm)

For information on becoming a Festival of Trees Sponsor click here or contact Marti Chumbler at:

All donations are tax-deductible

To participate, please click here to complete the online Tree/Wreath Donor or Sponsorship Registration Form.

Or download the form and send it to:

Big Bend Habitat for Humanity
Attn: Nolah Shotwell
2921 Roberts Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32310

For questions contact Nolah Shotwell @

Restrictions & Requirements


Size Categories

MINI – under 4 feet
MEDIUM – 4 to 5 feet
LARGE – 5 ½ to 6 ½ feet

Note: Maximum height allowed is 6 ½ feet.

Set-up & Drop-off

The Goodwood Carriage House will be available for set-up and decorating from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, November 18th. All trees and wreaths must be in place, fully decorated, and inspected by 2 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 18th.

Note:  Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Each entry will have a sign provided by Big Bend Habitat for Humanity with the donor’s name and the theme of the tree.

Questions and Contact Info

Marti Chumbler at or 284-5355
Nolah Shotwell at or 574-2288