Christmas Festival of Trees - Things to do in Canton TX

Christmas Festival of Trees - Things to do in Canton TXChristmas is on the horizon and if you’re chomping at the bit for some holiday-related things to do in Canton, TX, put the annual Festival of Trees at the top of your list.  Nothing says Christmas like a beautiful tree decorated with sparkling lights and colorful ornaments and the Festival of Trees is your chance to look at – and bid on – dozens of unique Christmas trees that will get you ready for the holiday season.


What is the Festival of Trees?

The Festival of Trees is an annual event that raises money for the Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce.  Individuals, families, organizations and businesses decorate and donate artificial Christmas trees, from mini trees to standard-sized trees.  These trees are displayed at the Canton Plaza Museum in downtown Canton, where local residents and visitors to the city can decide which ones are their favorites.  Not only are the trees available for auction, they’re also pitted against each other in an annual competition for coveted 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies.  


When does it happen?

The Festival of Trees happens around the same time every year.  This year, it kicks off on Friday, November 20, 2015 with an opening extravaganza from 4pm to 7pm that will give the public a chance to get their first look at the trees, check out the museum Christmas decorations, listen to Christmas carols and submit their bids in a silent auction for the decorated trees.  The close of the day’s festivities will be the Main Street Tree Lighting at 7pm.  The Festival of Trees will end on December 12, 2015 with the annual Lighted Christmas Parade.  


Is there more to do in Canton at Christmas time?

In addition to the annual Festival of Trees, there are a number of things to do in Canton, TX that revolve around the holidays and are fun for families and couples.  From the Christmas Playland at YesterLand Farms to Christmas shopping at the world-famous First Monday Trade Days, Canton, TX has something for everyone.  Your best bet is to plan on staying at least a couple of days to experience everything Canton has to offer for the holidays.   


Where’s the best place to stay in Canton?

Get the most out of your visit to Canton by staying at the best resort in East Texas, Mill Creek Ranch Resort.  Why Mill Creek Ranch Resort?  Because in addition to our RV sites and rental cottages and cabins that are loaded with all the comforts of home, we have amenities that will make you feel like you’re treating yourself and your family to a mini vacation that’s so special, you’ll want to come back for the holidays every year.
To find out more about Mill Creek Ranch Resort, visit us online at and check out all of the fun things to do in Canton, TX and at the resort.  When you’re ready to make your reservation, call us at (877) 927-3439.