Heart of the Holidays 8th Annual Gifting Tree Project

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The Gifting Tree Project


Saturday, December 7, 2019 - Thursday, January 2, 2020

Along S. Academy Street & Inside the Downtown Park
Sponsored by The Mayton Inn

Stroll along S. Academy Street and inside the Downtown Park as it is transformed into a dazzling Christmas tree display. Local families, schools, and organizations decorate their tree in a competition to win a donation (provided by The Mayton Inn) to the nonprofit group of their choice.

Vote for Your Favorite

Submit your vote here 

Want to Participate?

Represent your family, school, or other organization by purchasing a tree to decorate. Your $30 entry fee includes one (1) Christmas tree with stand, approximately 6-7 feet tall, an assigned space along S. Academy Street or inside Downtown Park, and a printed sign indicating the name of your family, school, or organization.

Due to a record number of entries, registration for the Gifting Tree Project has closed. If you would like to join the waiting list, please email Ryan O'Quinn at ryan.o'quinn@townofcary.org.  

Rules, Decorating Procedures, and Judging

View the rules, decorating procedures, and judging information. If you have any questions, contact Ryan O'Quinn or call (919) 469-4061.