One of Owensboro’s oldest holiday traditions, the annual Holiday Forest Festival of Trees ushers in the local Christmas season each year at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art with a Preview Gala.

The Holiday Forest features monumental Christmas trees and special decorations designed and created by local artists, florists, schools and organizations. These trees interpret the exhibitions throughout the museum’s three wings.

The Holiday Forest Festival of Trees is sponsored by The Glenmore Distillery, the tradition patron of each festival since its inception in 1977.

Special activities for regional schools scheduled through December include participatory projects in the Michael E. Horn Family Foundation’s ARTLAND, the interactive studio for children, where ornaments for the ARTLAND TREE are made and ornaments also made to take home.