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Outdoor Holiday Tree Decorating Contest

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 through December, 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.
  • Each tree will be posted on our River Trails Park District Facebook Page for voting! The tree with the most likes will receive 1st place and a prize for the 2024 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 or will be removed by staff.
  • All families and groups participating will be thanked. And, of course, we will have a photo of the 1st place tree!

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


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