Home Depot Tree

La Plata County Relay For Life Tree

Farmers Insurance – Courtney Harshberger Tree

Tarpley RV Tree

Basin Printing Tree

Community Connections Cortez Community Center Tree

 The money raised at the Festival of Trees helps kids and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities get access to services and maximize their independence, empowerment, and employment opportunities to better our community.

 This event is possible because of the ongoing support of the D&SNGRR, and Kroegers Ace Hardware, and the businesses and individuals decorating these trees, and YOU!

 Community Connections, Inc. is the only organization in our­­ area providing 24/7 comprehensive services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
 For more information and exciting news about The Festival of Trees visit and
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Parady Financial Tree

Durango Brewing Company Tree

Other Awards: 

Best Theme – ARC of the SW
Kids Favorite – ARC of the SW
Holiday Spirit – LPEA and Basin Printing 
Silliest – ARC of the SW
Best Bling – Pink Ribbon Coalition

Congratulations to ARC of the SW for winning Best of Show in 2016!!!!!

Durango Arts Center Tree


Our 2016 Trees! 

   Join us in celebrating the 14th Annual Festival of Trees! 

Ring in the holidays in style with Community Connections and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Be part of the tradition! Our 14th Annual Festival of Trees kicks off on Noel Night, Friday, Dec 1 from 1pm-6pm at the Grange Event Center at D&SNGRR. Join us for treats, live music, performers, the first chance to view and enter to win the decorations from the best-dressed trees in town. You might even get an early word in the jolly gift-bearer himself. Fun and festivities for all ages at the Festival of Trees! FREE ADMISSION! 

*Actual trees will not be given away, only ornaments, decorations and anything under the tree will be won.
**All donations benefit Community Connections, a Southwest Colorado nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to lead healthy and fulfilling lives within our community).

Community Connections lights up the D&SNGRR Museum every year with the #FestivalOfTrees! Community Connections creates opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead healthy and fulfilling lives within our community. Julie Dreyfuss, President/CEO, discusses how local businesses and individuals come together to create one-of-a kind trees you can win by entering a drawing at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad museum the first two weekends in December.

Posted by City of Durango - City Government on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Benefiting People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A huge, heartfelt THANK YOU for all your support at the 2016 Festival of Trees!

Gold Star Sponsor

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Kroegers Ace Hardware

Tree Sponsors

Basin Printing
Community Connections Cortez Community Center (Pine St)
Durango Arts Center

Durango Brewing Company

Farmers Insurance – Courtney Harshberger
Home Depot
La Plata County Relay for Life
Parady Financial
Tarpley RV

BEST Cleaning


ARC of the SW

Southwest Center for Independence

Festival of Trees