"Ice" Skating among the trees!
Block Party Entertainment
Visit with Santa at Santas Block Party
Vote for your Favorite Tree or Trees
Do some holiday shopping visit our vendors during Santa's Block Party
View the beautiful holiday trees and purchase a Raffle Ticket for a chance to WIN your favorite!

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Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is excited to present our 13th Annual Festival of Trees, an annual fundraiser that has become a holiday tradition in Southwest Florida for thousands of families.
This 4-day event from December 5th-8th ushers in the holidays at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center located in the River District of Fort Myers.

 

Over the last 12 years, this event has raised just over $1 million to help support Goodwill programs and services for people with disabilities and disadvantages. Our programs include education and jobs skills training for under skilled and displaced individuals, a transitional education program for people with developmental disabilities, certification programs in auto mechanics, culinary, and digital computer training, housing for low income seniors and people with physical disabilities, and a six week MicroEnterprise course for aspiring small business owners. Visit: www.goodwillswfl.org

 

This year we are exclusively asking 15 businesses to decorate artificial trees with retail value in decor and gifts between $1,500 and $2,000. Many in the past have even surpassed those minimums! 

 

Throughout the event, the Festival of Trees is open to the public to view and buy raffle tickets for their favorite tree or trees. On the last day of the event, we pick one winning ticket from each tree raffle box. The trees are then carefully wrapped up with all their gifts and goodies and delivered to the winner’s home.

 

New in 2019!
We are featuring an indoor artificial ice skating rink in the center of the glistening tree display to give it that Rockefeller Center wintery feel.  

 

Held annually at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (2301 First Street) in the historic Fort Myers River District, our festival has something for everyone.

Festival admission is only $2.00 for visitors age 12-up.

You Could WIN a Tree!

Nearly every tree at this year's Festival of Trees is available in our 20198 Tree Raffle!  Festival visitors will have an opportunity to win one (or more) of our trees-- and all of their beautiful decorations and gifts, too!  Click here for more details, including contest rules.

 

2017 Images of the Festival of Trees

2016 Festival of Trees: (YouTube Clip) Thank you - Daniel Terrero



 

About the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation

The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation is the beneficiary of the Festival of Trees. The Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation is dedicated to providing a lasting impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment by providing opportunities to achieve independence. Supporting the mission of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, the Foundation works to ensure long-term funding is available for programs and services as needs escalate in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation’s Registration # is CH29995.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FL.  REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  PLEASE VISIT www.800helpfla.com FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.


The Festival of Trees Benefits:

Our Host:

SWFL Goodwill Foundation          
SBDAC

 

Event Sponsors:

   

 

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Two-men

 

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Children's Workshop

 

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Children's Workshop 
 

 

 Volunteer Food Vendors:    
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