Tree Awards

Each year the Festival appoints an independent panel of judges who judge the trees in 12 categories:

  • Most Beautiful
  • Most Traditional
  • Most Creative/Unique
  • Best Use of Lighting
  • Best Top of Tree Display
  • Best Tree Skirt Display
  • Best Use of Theme
  • Best Children’s Theme
  • Best Tree Done by Children
  • Best Mini Tree
  • Best Wreaths
  • Best of the Festival

In addition, a 12th award is given to the tree which is, in the opinion of the judges, the Best of the Festival. The judges are chosen for their expertise in design and the visual or graphic arts. The Festival of Trees is serious in its effort to assure that all judging is done without knowledge of the person, group or organization presenting the trees.

Our trees are judged anonymously so that the donors of all trees are not known to the judges. Only the name of the tree (not the donor of the tree) is known to the judges so that they may judge the trees according to the categories given them.

The 2016 Tree Award Winners:

Most Beautiful
1. An Amazing ChristmasJames Jajuga
2. It’s The Most Wonderful Of The Time of Year!Rick Coco RE/MAX Partners
3. An Angel Among UsNESC Federal Credit Union
Most Traditional
1. Wishes For A Very Merry ChristmasSarah Hudon
2. Deck Your HallsSalon Vergados
3. Winter WonderlandNorthstar Industries, LLC
Most Creative/Unique
1. Dear Santa, I Can Explain…Scott’s Auto & Truck
2. Get Corked For The HolidayTeam Zingales
3. Do you want to build a Snowman?Christine & Kyle Ludwig & Carol Palmegiano
Best Top of the Tree
1. Gearing Up For Christmas - A Steampunk TreeValerie Lincoln
2. A Disney ChristmasHome Shop Properties, Inc.
3. A Mardi Gras ChristmasThe John Breen Memorial Funeral Home Inc.
Best Under the Tree/ Tree Skirt Display
1. Enchanted Arctic ChristmasLisa Alaimo & Alexxis Talbot
2. Sea Sand and SmilesAndover Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Maritza Morell
3. Home for the HolidaysDeborah Lucci Team
Best Use of Theme
1. Enchanted LullabyEverett Mills Real Estate
2. Power of WordsThe Eagle Tribune
3. We’re “Hunting for Christmas”Haley, Morgan and Kenny Pollard
Best Use of Lighting
1. Jingle All the WayWebster Greene Antiques & North Theatre Workshop
2. Make It SparkleThe Cook Family
3. The Happy GrinchAbsolute Glass
Best Children’s Theme
1. Christmas in NeverlandAmerican Training
2. Books Are A Present You Open Again and AgainD.P. Timony Grammar School
3. Speak of PeaceThe Dobrosielski and Rutherford Families
Best Tree Done by Children
1. Once Upon a ForestThe Chapel School
2. The Tenney Found NemoTenney Grammar School
3. Cub Scouts - Knot Your Average KidsMethuen Cub Scouts Pack 52
Best Wreath
1. Merry ChristmasTom Lussier
2. Crystal BlueBarbara DeGaspe
3. Pink Champagne on Christmas EvePatty George
Best Mini Tree or MIni Tree Display
1. Santa’s Elves at Work and PlayCatherine George
2. Fairy House ChristmasDiFiore Grandchildren & Ray-J
3. Cheers to ChristmasPaul & Denis Webster Greene
Best of the Festival
Christmas in the BarnMann Orchards