Tree Designers

/ 2014 Tree Designers

Much of what makes the Festival of Trees and Lights most magical are the lavishly designed and glowing trees bordering the room. As the main attraction of Public Viewing, tree design concepts are conceived sometimes 6 months in advance of the Festival, and many are designed by professional and well known Lake Tahoe designers. Trees are then live auctioned at The Gala, benefiting the Community Health Endowment.

Below are last year's tree designers and their gorgeous trees. This year’s designs include themes like Celtic, Steampunk, the Wizard of Oz, Tango, Golfing and Gardening – and so many more!

Last Year's Designers

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Page Interiors

Barton Hospice

2014 Beneficiary

Karen Conant

Foundation Board Member

Tara Dobyns

Foundation Board Member

Tara Dobyns

Foundation Board Member

Tina Hoy-Barnwell

Lavish Floral

Caryn Hughes

Committee Member and Local Artist

Donna Hughes

Local Artist

Toni Koffman & Pat Lacey

Barton Auxiliary

Katie Long

Thran's Flowers

Rose Parenteau

Rose Parenteau

Jeri Oishi

Enchanted Florist

Steve & Jill Rozier

Lake Tahoe Markets

Marsha Ticas

Foundation Board Member

Be A Tree Designer

Tree Designers are always welcome and needed. If you are interested in becoming a tree designer, please contact the Foundation at or at 530.543.5909. Resources for tree designers include a stipend provided by Festival sponsors for tree décor, on-boarding, and Foundation staff support. Tree Designers must be available the week of December 1st for tree delivery and set up. 

In addition to your tree being live auctioned at The Gala to raise funds for the Community Health Endowment, it will be eligible for winning titles such as "Most Creative" or "Best Use of Theme" by a panel of secret judges.

Designers, artists and volunteers with a great eye for design are all welcome! 

People's Choice Award

Vote for your favorite Designer Tree by placing your ticket in the box located next to each Designer Tree. The tree with the most votes wins! The winners are announced in the Mountain News' January edition. 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Tahoe Emergency Physicians
Benefit Intelligence
Wells Fargo Private Bank

About Us

The Festival is held the first weekend of December inside the Montbleu Resort Convention Center. Designers and volunteers work feverishly for days before the event to transform the Convention Center into a holiday wonderland!


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Contact Us

Address: 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 600 South Lake Tahoe, CA

Phone: 530.543.5909

Lake Tahoe Festival of Trees and Lights