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Outdoor Holiday Tree Decorating Contest

November 24, 2023 - December 3, 2023

Help Decorate River Trails Park District this Holiday Season

We invite families, business and organizations (scout troops, schools, churches, libraries, companies, and clubs) to adopt a tree and participate in our friendly tree decorating contest.

River Trails Park & Recreation Foundation Holiday Tree Profits, will be allocated to purchasing new trees for our parks.

  • From November 24th through December 3rd, a tree in one of our parks will be provided to each group. Each group will be able to decorate a tree with homemade or store bought ornaments and decorations.
  • On December 5th, each tree will be posted on our River Trails Park District Facebook Page for voting! The tree with the most likes by December 14th will receive 1st place and a prize for the 2023 Holiday Tree Decorating Contest.
  • Decorators should remember that decorations must withstand Chicago’s wintry weather. The Park District rules for tree decorations: decorations cannot damage the tree, and no
    food items, sharp objects, straws, or glass/breakable materials can be used. Decorations must be taken down by January 7 or will be removed by staff.
  • All families and groups participating will be thanked in our Summer 2024 brochure. And, of course, we will have a photo of the 1st place tree!

Entry Fee: Family & Local Group Organizations: $25 | Companies: $50

Register here!


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