The Muskegon Museum of Art’s annual holiday event, the Festival of Trees is making some adjustments. This year, in consideration of community health, the MMA staff and FOT volunteer committee decided to spread the holiday spirit into downtown. The MMA, collaborating with downtown businesses and organizations, is organizing a new version of the annual holiday event – Festival of Wreaths – a wreath walk event that people can enjoy from the sidewalk or street from November 24 through December 6, 2020.


About Festival of Wreaths

According to MMA Assistant Director Catherine Mott, “The Festival of Wreaths will work two-fold, inspiring the holiday spirit and encouraging people to walk and explore downtown Muskegon.” Each participating downtown business or organization will host a designer wreath provided by the MMA in a window facing the street or sidewalk from November 24-December 6. The MMA will also have a small gallery display of decor during the run of the Festival. A walking map with the location of all the wreaths in both a printed and digital version, accessible via a QR code on signage and printed maps. Printed maps will be available at the MMA store and at participating businesses starting November 24.

Festival of Wreaths Auction

You can also see all the wreaths and decor and bid on your favorites in our ONLINE AUCTION.

Hot Cocoa Hop & Food Drive

On Saturday, November 28, the MMA will host a socially distanced Hot Cocoa Hop, serving free hot cocoa in the MMA parking lot from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. We will also be accepting grocery donations for the Harbor of Grace food pantry during a one-day food drive. This Small Business Saturday event will help stock the food bank’s shelves, encourage participants to check out all the wreaths, and  shop at and visit local downtown Muskegon businesses and attractions. Wreath Walk maps will be available at the event. The MMA galleries and store will be open 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on November 28. The MMA is located at 296 W. Webster Ave., in downtown Muskegon. Visit muskegonartmuseum.org for more information.

The Festival of Wreaths presenting underwriter is Howmet Aerospace. Co-Sponsored by Nichols.