Festival of Trees

Cue the holiday music and get ready to be wowed by our first Festival of Trees sponsored by Rondout Savings Bank! We will create a holiday wonderland in our Wellness Empowerment Center with 20 beautifully decorated trees of varying sizes, shapes, and styles. Each tree will be themed decorated so that we can be sure to have a tree to appeal to everyone. The holiday trees will be photographed and featured on our website for viewing.

You can also view them and place your bids during our 2-week online auction from November 3rd – 20th.

Mingle & Jingle Cocktail Party

To kick off this event, we will host a Mingle and Jingle Cocktail Preview Party sponsored by Ulster Savings Bank on November 2nd from 4:30 – 6:30PM, featuring famed author Bruce Littlefield. Chat with Mr. Littlefield, preview the festive trees, and have the chance to win an autographed book along with other surprise gifts!

Reserve your spot at our Mingle and Jingle right now for just $55/person. ($50 donation plus $5 convenience and processing fees)

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Our Ulster County Epic Christmas Sale Sponsors


Ulster County's First Holiday Tree Hunt sponsored by

Think scavenger hunt, holiday tree viewing, and shopping local! We are asking participating businesses to decorate a tree and feature it in their establishment. We will have over 5,000 event guides produced, listing participating philanthropic establishments. Holiday Tree Hunt Guides will be distributed to each participating location. Holiday Tree Hunters will travel to locations listed within their Holiday Tree Hunt Guide and ask the business to “stamp” their corresponding business space on the guide.  Once the required corresponding stamps are collected, the Holiday Tree Hunt Guide can be dropped off at People’s Place to be entered to win one of the donated gift certificates. The Tree Hunt will run from November 24th – December 19th.

Our hope is that not only will this event help People’s Place raise much needed funding to operate but be a holiday gift to you as well. It will introduce your business to our community members who may not have otherwise patronized your establishment.