Custer State Park to host Festival of Trees

CUSTER, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Custer State Park is hosting a Festival of Trees event again this year to celebrate the Christmas season. The festival is an opportunity for local businesses, civic organizations, and individuals to display a tree at the new Custer State Park Visitor Center throughout the holiday season.

Participants will need to provide their own tree and decorations and are encouraged to decorate their tree in a creative way that promotes their business and services offered.

Trees can be set up beginning Friday, November 24 to December 15 between 9:30 a.m and 3:00 p.m. Each tree will have the chance to be voted “Favorite Tree” of the event with all trees on display for community and visitor viewing and voting from December 15 - January 1. All participants are responsible for the removal of their tree the week of January 2-8.

Space is limited to approximately 20 trees and is being offered on a first-come, first served basis. Interested parties must reserve a time to set up a tree by contacting Julie Brazell at 605-255-4515. There is no fee to participate in the Custer State Park Festival of Trees or for the visitors to view the trees; however, a park entrance license is required to enter the park. Park entrance licenses can be purchased at the visitor center.

Custer State Park Visitor Center hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. every day. The visitor center will be closed on November 23, December 25-26 and open limited hours on December 24.