We’re looking for fantastically festive (individuals, groups, businesses and organizations) to decorate a tree for the Chester Village Christmas – Celebration of Trees. Our number of trees is limited and our deadline to enter is Friday, November 12, 2021
All trees will be on display at the Chester Yacht Club (21 South St, Chester, NS) during our Festival of Trees Event Saturday, November 27th and Sunday, November 28th.
All trees will be entered into our People’s Choice competition and eligible to win the BEST TREE trophy!
All trees will be bid on through Silent Auction with the proceeds going to benefit the Lighthouse Food Bank.
Artificial trees 6.5ft in height will be supplied and available to decorate on Thursday, November 25th from 4 pm to 7 pm and Friday, November 26th from 10 am to 2 pm at which time trees MUST be completed.
Should you wish to supply your own faux tree as part of your entry please advise as to colour, and height (table top entries will be considered). Due to ceiling height restrictions your tree cannot be higher than 7 feet with topper.
Our doors will open on Saturday, November 27th at 10 am and remain open until 4 pm. Visitors are welcome to bid on any tree by means of a Silent Auction sheet. Visitors are also encouraged to vote on their favourite tree by completing the voting ballot provided.
The voting, viewing and silent auction bidding will resume on Sunday, November 28th with the doors opening at 10 am and remain open until 4 pm. During which time we will host our special Festival of Trees – Special Sparkle Event from 2 pm to 4 pm. The silent auction will close at 4:00 pm with the top bids declared.
The people’s choice voting continues until 3:30 pm at which time the ballots will be counted with the winner being declared by 4 pm.
We invite you to be CREATIVE!!! There is no set theme to this year’s event so how you decorate your tree is totally up to you. We look forward to seeing a wide variety of ornamentation and imagination.
We would ask that your tree be submitted with a name and a theme description to be included on our bid sheets.
**COVID protocols will be in effect for all Chester Village Christmas events**
All of the trees provided will be faux and will be 6.5 feet in height – so keep that in mind when it comes to the weight, size and quantity of ornaments.
All ornaments must be firmly secured to the tree to ensure ease of transport for the winning bidder.
You are required to supply your own tree skirt/base covering.
You are required to incorporate lighting on your tree – (we’ve read the ideal number of lights for a tree this size is 1000 lights) Please bring your own extension cord.
Toppers encouraged but not required – be advised that total height cannot exceed 7ft.
Loose glitter/confetti/sparkles or artificial snow cannot be used
Edible items, even if wrapped or boxed are not allowed
No alcohol either on or under the tree will be permitted.
Spraying or hot gluing on-site is not permitted