2009 Archive: Whether inspired by custom or competition, the tree forest created by the City of Kennesaw’s Christmas Tree Decorating Contest has become part of the spirit of the season. Each year, businesses, organizations, schools and families from Kennesaw and surrounding areas converge near the Depot in downtown Kennesaw to decorate Christmas trees for all to enjoy. Some trees are decorated with a traditional theme, however many offer something new and unique, giving return visitors a treat every year. Trees will be judged on originality, creativity, use of materials and overall presentation. Contest winners will be announced at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 3 2009.
The City of Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Department will provide each decorating team with one 6′ live Christmas tree, one sign marker and one 110v electrical source (no extension cords will be provided). Decorating teams must provide imaginative and weather resistant ornaments and Christmas lights (colored or white LED outdoor Christmas lights are recommended). Keep in mind that trees may be exposed to various weather conditions, as well as birds, squirrels and other visitors.
The entry fee is $20 per team. Trees must be decorated by Tuesday, December 1 2009. The tree forest will be on display to the public through December 31 2009.
Near the Depot
2828 Cherokee St.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
For more information, call (770) 422-9714.