The Friends of Turner-Dodge House Presents the 5th Annual Festival of Trees


The Friends of the Turner-Dodge House and Lansing Parks and recreation are hosting the 5th annual Festival of Trees, which opened to the public on Saturday Dec. 3 and will be running through Sunday Jan. 1.

This year’s festival includes 62 decorated holiday trees (all artificial due to the fire code) that were decorated by the public, representing various organizations, businesses and individuals. They are presented on all three floors of the historic mansion.

President of the Friends of the Turner-Dodge House, Michael Beebe, said that the turnout of this year’s event has been exceptional and he only expects it to get busier with the holidays approaching.

“We are expecting the weekend before Christmas to be very busy,” said Beebe, noting that the festival will be open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

“It’s a nice thing for people to do when family and friends are in town. Gets people out of their houses.”

The admission for the festival is $5.00 at the door, children 12 and under are free. All proceeds from the event go to the renovations and preservation of the historic house.

“It gets bigger and bigger each year and we’re really excited about these next few weeks,” said Beebe.

For more information about the festival, call 517.483.4220 or visit


Megan Martin

Megan Martin is a Communications Specialist at M3 group and a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids. She is a foodie, a lover of art and tea and everything outdoorsy.

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