The most anticipated Christmas Party of the year, the 25th Annual Festival of Trees Gala, returns to the Gateway Center on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

We are accepting applications for the December 4, 2019 event

Reapplying for future consideration: Organizations not selected as the beneficiary of the Festival of Trees may reapply in following years.  The deadline for submitting an application for the 2019 Festival of Trees is March 19, 2018.  The 2019 Festival of Trees will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. 

Please submit applications to:

Gateway Center

Attn:  Executive Director

One Gateway Drive

Collinsville, IL  62234



Since 1993, Gateway Center's Board of Directors has given local not-for-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds for ongoing and new community based projects through the Festival Of Trees events.

Festival Of Trees guests will enjoy unlimited food and drinks as they stroll the 40,000 square feet of space filled with Christmas and holiday decor, one-of-a-kind trees, gorgeous wreaths and table centerpieces, and tablescapes suitable for any special gathering.  A secret panel of judges will choose their favorite trees. Be sure to bring cash, credit card, or checkbook to bid on your favorite tree, wreath, tablescape, or try your luck at the 50/50 Raffle.


Invitations are required and tickets and sponsorships are limited. So, sign up today!  

Questions? - Please contact Gateway Center at (618) 345-8998 or