SPRINGFIELD — You probably don’t decorate your Christmas tree at home with gift certificates or other valuable items, but the 137 trees on display at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield’s 15th annual Festival of Trees are filled with treasures ranging from $500 to $1200.

Visitors to the Tower Square event can buy raffle tickets for chances to win a tree and everything on and under it.

Serving as the club’s major fundraiser of the year, the Festival showcases trees decorated by local businesses, non-profits, and individuals. Many families donate trees in memory of a loved one.

Festival of Trees opens at Tower Square The Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield’s 15th annual Festival of Trees has opened at Tower Square in downtown Springfield. 137 trees have been decorated, many with valuable items that visitors can view and buy raffle tickets for.

Hundreds of people lined up to view the trees after the Giant Balloon Parade wrapped up on Main Street on Friday. The upper lever of Tower Square was home to lots of entertainment to keep guests happy with the likes of Hilby, The Skinny German Boy Juggler, a marionette show, wandering carolers in period costume and more.

Festival hours are Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursdays thru Saturdays. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 13.

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