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24th Annual Festival of Trees

Friday, November 17, 2023

The Lake Area Technical College Festival of Trees is an annual fundraiser designed to “Build a Better Lake Area Technical College” through scholarships, program enhancements and campus improvements. Last year, the Foundation awarded nearly 400 scholarships totaling over $450,000. All proceeds from this event are designated for student scholarships, program enhancements and campus improvements.

Festival 2024 Coming Soon Final

Since 2000, the Foundation has hosted the event on the Friday before Thanksgiving. The Festival is a gala event and includes a Silent and Live auction. Individuals, businesses and corporations donate beautifully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, holiday ensembles or very unique items to the auction. There are generally 35 live auction items and 55 silent auction items. Each unique gift donated to the event provides fun and excitement for our guests, and makes this event a crowd favorite each year!


Friday, November 17th | Lake Area Technical College – Student Center 

  • 5:30pm-8:00pm: Social Featuring Heavy Hors D’ oeuvres
  • 12:00pm-9:00pm: Silent Auction
  • 8:15pm-9:15pm: Live Auction
  • 9:30pm-11:30pm: Live Music by My Monday Regret


Parking Information


Festival of Trees – In Person: $100

  • Tickets are $100 each
  • Reserved Tables of 8, 10 and 12 are available

Must be 21 to Attend

If you would prefer to participate virtually, we’ve come up with an option for that too…

Festival of Trees – Virtual Ticket: $75

If you’d like to purchase a virtual ticket, please contact the Foundation office.

  • Have the opportunity to view, bid and purchase live auction items
  • Receive FOT care package including:
    • Spirits (must be 21)
    • Etched LATC wine glass
    • Ornament
    • Gift Certificate for a local restaurant

In person, or virtually – we’d love to have you attend Lake Area Technical College Foundation’s Festival of Trees!