Annual ‘Festival of Trees’ returns to Mississauga in December

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Published November 4, 2023 at 5:19 pm

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An enchanting time awaits visitors at the upcoming third Annual Festival of Trees event.

This winter, the celebrations will be held once again at The Small Arms Inspection Building— a beautifully restored heritage gem in Mississauga.

Located at 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E, the space will be transformed and adorned with twinkling canopies of seasonal lights, artist-created tree and woodpile installations, and artisan markets featuring local handmade goods.

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Diversi (tree), Sheridan VMA Students, 2021 (Photo: Sanborg Productions)

The modern tree art installations will run from Dec 8 to 17. These unique, commissioned pieces are an absolute must-see for all visitors.

Additionally, while attendees are browsing the market and workshops they can stop to admire the glittering canopy lights displayed both indoors and outdoors.

If you love one-of a-kind treasures for yourself and loved ones, the Artisan Market might be the place to check out. Booths will be open from December 8 to 10.

The final weekend of the festival is dedicated to foodies. Starting from December 15 to 17 visitors can indulge in an array of treats crafted by local culinary vendors—perhaps even grab a few extras to gift during the holiday season.

If  you’re planning to attend with family or friends, there are ongoing creative winter workshops during the festival, which offer everything from winter walks, to birch deer making, and holiday card painting. Attendees can secure their spot by pre-registering for these fun-filled activities.

There will also be continuous entertainment provided by a diverse line-up of talented musicians and entertainers.

Tickets are pay-what-you-can, meaning residents can come out and enjoy a local holiday festival at whatever price they choose.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Whether you’re at the festival during the day or attending evening events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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