The Candles Shine so Brightly

Help light up your community this holiday season by taking part in Ponoka & District Health Foundation’s 2023 Country Christmas Festival of Trees. Ticketing is now open for each event, and sponsorships from businesses and individuals in the community are welcome. Proceeds from the Festival will go towards the purchase of a mobile x-ray machine.

How to Get Involved

2023 Country Christmas Festival of Trees

November 29th – December 3rd, Ponoka Stampede Grounds

2023 Festival Tickets


Open House Viewing of Trees

Wednesday, November 29

4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$2, or a food donation to Ponoka’s Food Bank or the Health Foundation

Ponoka Festival of Trees 2023
PDHF Festival of Trees 2023 gala


Opening Night Gala & Auction

Thursday, November 30

Doors open at 6 p.m. | Dinner at 7 p.m.
$60 each | Table of Eight $450

Our highly-anticipated annual event, featuring live entertainment by Shalaine Stebner, live auctioneers, friendly bidding, dinner, and the first look at the trees and gift shop.

Tickets are available online or call (403) 597-1054


Seniors Country Christmas & Coffee

Friday, December 1

12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

$15 each

An afternoon of live entertainment by The Educators, prize draws, and refreshments for seniors in our community.
Tickets First Come, First Served

Christmas wreaths hanging on a wall
Festival of Trees 2022


Family Day Country Christmas

Saturday, December 2

9 a.m. to noon | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

$5 per Child/Adult | Family of Five $20

A fun-filled family day with a visit from Santa, entertainment, and much more.
Tickets available at venue.


Ladies Country Christmas Wine Night

Friday, December 1

7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

$60 each | Table of Eight $450

Featuring wine, appetizers, and live entertainment by ACMA nominee Jamie Woodfin and band.

Tickets are available online or call (403) 597-1054

People dancing at 2019 Festival of Trees

Guys & Gals Blue Jean

Saturday, December 2

7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

$60 each | Table of Eight $450

An evening of live entertainment featuring Dueling Pianos and appetizers.

Tickets are available online or call (403) 597-1054


Sensitive Santa

Sunday, December 3

9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A visit with Santa for children more comfortable in a quiet, low-light setting without crowds.

Old kind Santa Claus holding two little kids on his knees. Smiling and looking at camera with Christmas tree on background
Gift shop

Christmas Treasures Gift Shop

At Every Event

A Sale of Christmas decorations and other items


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