November 18-26, 2023 • Atlanta, GA


Interested in showing off your talents by donating a large tree to the 2024 Festival?  You’re in the right place.

Become an integral part of the festival magic by sponsoring and decorating a Christmas tree for our enchanted forest! This is the perfect opportunity for your business, church, social group or family to participate in this exciting event.

Your tree will be seen by thousands of festival guests and auctioned to the highest bidder to raise funds for our charity partners, Street Grace and Atlanta Redemption Ink.

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Register a Large Tree for the Festival

Help us make Holiday Magic happen in 2024! Donor registration for our upcoming event opens on May 1, 2024. Show your interest now by filling out the form below, and a friendly volunteer from our Auction Team will be in touch with you soon.


Large Tree Donor Handbook (2024 Handbook Coming Soon!)

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Decorating & Judging Guidelines

Please review the large tree decorating & judging guidelines below.

  • Use NEW, artificial trees only.
  • Be sure your tree is under 10 feet, including the topper.
  • Christmas or winter-themed trees sell best. Avoid using oddly colored trees and obscure non-Christmas themes.
  • A tree skirt must be included with your tree – an attractive skirt will help the tree sell at a higher price.
  • Attach replacement bulbs and fuses to the tree skirt with a safety pin.
  • Avoid Glass ornaments. If glass ornaments are used, they must be disclosed to festival staff for proper handling during the delivery process.
  • NO water-filled ornaments.
  • All ornaments MUST have the tops securely glued in place.
  • All lights, garland, picks, and ornaments must be securely wired to the tree using craft wire, floral wire, pipe cleaners, etc.
  • Bring extra strands of lights on Decorating Day for replacements, if needed.
  • If your tree needs multiple outlets, please provide an extension cord and/or power strip that will be sold with the tree.
  • DO NOT overload the tree with lights. 100 lights per foot is a safe amount and will avoid electrical overload.
  • NO weapons or inappropriate material are allowed on or around the tree.
  • NO advertising is allowed on or around the tree. We will ensure that your business or organization is highlighted on your tree sign, on the auction site, and in the event program.
  • All items under and around the tree will be sold with the tree.
  • If your Large Tree includes a gift certificate, it must be signed by the company owner or authorized person. Please turn in the gift certificate form and gift certificates to Auction Staff before you check out. PLEASE DO NOT ATTACH GIFT CERTIFICATES OR GIFT CARDS TO YOUR TREE.
  • All trees and accessories become the property of the Georgia Festival of Trees upon completion of Decorating Day and will be priced and sold as such.

Additional Tips

  • Christmas-themed trees sell best. Avoid using oddly colored trees and obscure non-Christmas themes.
  • If you would like to dedicate your tree to an individual, please contact your Large Tree representative for additional guidelines.
  • Your tree will be visible from all angles, including the back. Be considerate of your neighbors by not using walls or large pieces of furniture that could block the view.
  • Consider providing a floor covering (small carpet or other material) for your tree space to enhance the visual presentation.

Judging Classes

Large Trees

Small Trees


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Judging Categories

Best in Show

Most Creative

People’s Choice

Judging Procedures

  • Georgia Festival of Trees invites influential community members to volunteer their time and work together to name the 2024 festival winners in categories Best in Show and Most Creative. Judges will only be privy to the tree, wreath, and gingerbread name. All donated items will be anonymous to the judges.
  • Each winner will have a plaque displayed on their custom tree/wreath/gingerbread creation during the Festival.
  • Winners will receive their ribbons following the Festival via the US Postal Service.
  • The Best in Show and Most Creative winners will be announced Friday, November 22 on social media, and the Georgia Festival of Trees website.
  • The People’s Choice winners in each judging class will be announced the on Sunday, November 30, on social media and the Georgia Festival of Trees website. Winners will receive their ribbon via the US Postal Service.