Mill Race Festival of Trees 2021

Introducing our 2nd Annual Festival of Trees


The decorated trees will be set up around Mill Race Village as part of the
Christmas in the Village event on December 3rd and 4th and will remain there until after the holidays.


Cost for tree sponsorship: $100 [or $75 for 501(c)(3) non-profit entities]


Live 6’- 7’ pine trees and wooden stands will be provided by the Northville Historical Society. Sponsors will light and decorate their trees. Solar lights only, please, as we cannot accommodate outside electrical needs.


  • Decorations should be waterproof and weatherproof.

  • Cardboard and paper ornaments are discouraged unless they are laminated.

  • Ornaments should be wired to your tree to stand up to wind.

  • Normal ornament hooks will not be sufficient.

  • Please remember that these trees will be showcased in a public park and decorate accordingly.

  • Please don’t use anything edible as a decoration, as we don’t want to attract animals.

  • Advertising (such as business cards or brochures) is not allowed.

  • The Northville Historical Society will not be responsible for anything stolen from a tree.

The Northville Historical Society will provide a sign for your tree,
with the name of the sponsoring person, family, group or company.


Trees can be decorated on December 1st and 2nd, and must be finished by 5:00 pm on December 2nd. Tree locations will be assigned at random.

The Festival of Trees Committee will pick one tree to receive the Best of Show prize of $150.

Decoration pick up will be held on Wednesday, January 5th at the Cady Inn. The Northville Historical Society reserves the right to remove any decorations that are deemed offensive or political. 

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Martha Michalak

*In order to receive the reduced rate for a non-profit, your organization must qualify as a 501(c)(3) entity, tax-exempt by virtue of its charitable programs.

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