The Festival of Trees

November 18, 2022 / 6:00PM-12:00AM


The Lake Area Technical College Holiday Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser designed to “Build a Better Lake Area Technical College” through scholarships, program enhancements and campus improvements. Last year, the Foundation awarded nearly 400 scholarships totally over $390,000; this is an increase from $350,000 in scholarships given in the previous year! All proceeds from this event are designated for student scholarships, program enhancements and campus improvements.

The 23nd Annual Festival of Trees will be held Friday, November 18, 2022 at Lake Area Technical College’s Event Center.

We are truly excited to bring the Festival “home” to Lake Area Tech yet again this year. This opportunity allows us to share our campus with 450 friends/ donors/ and business partners who attend annually; while maximizing our fundraising efforts to support our students.
Since 2000, the Foundation has hosted the event on the Friday before Thanksgiving.

The Festival is a gala event and includes a Silent and Live auction. Individuals, businesses and corporations donate beautifully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, holiday ensembles or very unique items to the auction. There are generally 35 live auction items and 55 silent auction items. Each unique gift donated to the event provides fun and excitement for our guests, and makes this event a crowd favorite each year!