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Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 AM - 5 PM
Due to COVID-19, masks are still required in the museum and at all events and tours.
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800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Festival of Trees

November 12 - November 27, 2021
Closed Thanksgiving

Time: 11am - 5pm
Location: Tread of Pioneers Museum
Cost: FREE to all Routt County residents; regular admission prices for out of town visitors.

Masks are required at all museum events.

Don't miss the 27th Annual Festival of Trees from Nov. 12 - Nov. 27 at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Yampa Valley Bank and Steamboat Ace Hardware are once again showing their devotion to the museum and our heritage by generously underwriting all of the costs for this fundraising event.

This family-focused, pre-holiday tradition transforms the museum into a sparkling forest of holiday trees uniquely decorated by creative local organizations, businesses and individuals. The Festival is the museum's primary fundraising event, and proceeds support museum preservation and educational activities.

We hope to have over 25 trees this year. We would like to thank all of the decorators and local business sponsors who make this event possible. Nearly 50 groups, organizations, school and businesses, along with the museum's volunteer corps, come together to make this a true community event.

Festival of Trees offers something for everyone. The Festival is a great opportunity for families to take their holiday photos in the trees for Christmas cards or to send to the grandparents. While you're here, vote for your favorite tree or find the golden keys hidden in the trees.

All local families are invited to Pioneer Christmas Story-time for Kids on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 10:00am and 1:00pm. You can also get your holiday shopping done early in the one-of-a-kind Museum Store where you'll find locally-made products, historical photographs, books, and toys that will delight everyone on your holiday shopping list.

With the generosity of our sponsors, all Festival of Trees events are FREE to all Routt County residents; regular admission prices for out of town visitors. Don't miss the light and magic of the Festival of Trees!
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The Covid-19 virus is a serious risk. Those visiting the Tread of Pioneers Museum voluntarily assume that risk and expressly waive any and all claims against the Tread of Pioneers Museum in any way related to any illnesses possibly contracted at this venue or any of our events.

Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.