17th Annual Tree and Wreath Festival

Box Butte General Hospital donates “sweet” wreath.



Make plans to attend the 17th Annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Festival at the Knight Museum and Sandhills Center located at 908 Yellowstone from December 1st through December 8th!  The hours of the festival are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, December 1st; 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 2nd; 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, December 3rd through Friday, December 7th and 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th when the silent auction concludes.

 This year’s festival will feature approximately (68) two-foot trees and (30) twenty-two inch wreaths decorated by local individuals and businesses.  The trees and wreaths are available for purchase by using a bid process in a week-long silent auction.  Bidders may obtain a bid number at the reception desk with the bids beginning at $30.00.  On Saturday, December 8th the person with the highest bid gets to take the respective trees and wreaths home!  The Knight Museum and Sandhills Center would like to invite your school, civic group, lunch group or social club to come enjoy the festival. Refreshments will be served daily!

 A “search game” will be of interest to those who like an adventure!  A little blue gem has been remotely hidden in each tree entry.  See if you can find all of them by only using your eyes!

 A  People’s Choice award will be given to the most popular tree and wreath which will be determined by penny votes.  Drop your loose change in the penny jars of your favorite tree and wreath to vote!  People’s Choice voting will conclude on Friday, December 7th to allow the winners to be posted on the final day of the auction on December 8th.

 Entertainment will be provided each day of the festival.  The entertainment schedule is as follows:

 December 1 –  2:00 p.m.  Alliance Middle School Show Choir

December 1  – 6:30 p.m. Dan Marquez & Friends – Piano and vocals

December 2 –  2:00 p.m. 7th Street Dance Studio

December 2 –  6:30 p.m. Sue Dimmitt & Students – Piano

December 3 –  6:30 p.m. Teri Dugan & Shon Townsend – Vocals and Guitars

December 4 –  6:30 p.m. Alliance High School Harmonics – Show Choir

December 5 –  6:30 p.m. Larry Leinweber – Vocal and Guitar

December 6 –  6:30 p.m. Barbie Beck and Family – Vocals

December 7 –  6:30 p.m. Terri Collins and Students – Piano, Guitar and Vocals

December 8 –  3:00 p.m. St. John’s Brass – Brass Ensemble