Festival of Community Christmas Trees

This Christmas, we are celebrating in a big way. By bringing the community together, we will to show off what our community has to offer and celebrate Christmas together!


We will have scheduled and ticketed events as part of the festival and some drop in hours at the New Groningen Schoolhouse.


Thank you to our participating Non-Profits! Participating nonprofits include Compassionate Heart, Harvest Stand Ministries, Doors of Hope, Zeeland Girl Scouts, New Harvest, Hope Packages, The Bridge Ministries, CDS Lakeshore Head Start, and the Zeeland Historical Society.


Things to do:

-Enjoy the tree display from local community organizations

-Visit with Santa on Friday or Saturday.

-Vote on your favorite items at the silent auction to benefit the Zeeland Historical Society

-Sip Cocoa or Coffee


Public drop-in hours will be 2-5 on each day.



Full Schedule

Sat., December 4


10-Noon (drop-in) @ Dekker Huis Museum


Thurs., December 9 

Christmas Hymn Sing with Marie Blauwkamp

 2PM @ 1881 New Groningen Schoolhouse


Fri., December 10

2:00-5:00 pm

Open Hours @ 1881 New Groningen Schoolhouse


Sat., December 11

Breakfast with Santa! 

Get your tickets and learn more on Eventbrite. Cost is $8 for kids, $10 for adults

9-11 AM @ 1881 New Groningen Schoolhouse


Sat., December 11

2:00-5:00 pm

Open Hours @ 1881 New Groningen Schoolhouse


Sun., December 12

Girl Scouts Carol Sing

3:00pm @ 1881 New Groningen schoolhouse


Participation information

For Nonprofits

Purpose: To share the work of the many non-profits in our area and what they

do while celebrating the Christmas season. By participating, you will have the chance

to share your non-profit and have positive community exposure.


How It Works: You bring the tree (artificial or live) and bring along employees or

anyone that you serve to decorate the tree with symbols or things that represent your

non-profit. These can be homemade. You are also encouraged to bring literature

about your non-profit to set up near your tree.


When can trees be set up: Set up is from Friday, December 3 thru Tuesday the 7 th .

When can trees be taken down: Schedule a day and time between Dec. 13 th and 21.



If you would like to join us, please contact deblynalbert@yahoo.com or call 616-405-

0317 by November 26 to let us know if you will be participating and to schedule a time

for tree set up and take down. Thanks for considering and much JOY.

For Businesses

We are looking for a few more items for the silent auction. If you are a business owner or individual with the capacity to donate a good or a service, we would love to talk with you!


This Fundraiser will support fun family

programming that connects children to their community and ignites their minds.


The Zeeland Historical Society is dedicated to collecting and interpreting the history of Zeeland and the surrounding area.


We provide year round programs for children as well as adults usually at no cost. We are a small 501(C)3.


We hope you will consider supporting our silent auction with a donation. Please Contact Debbie Albert at debylynalbert@yahoo.com or call 616-405-0317 by November 26.