FOTW 2021 by the Numbers

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Your generous donation supports our efforts to ensure that children, adults, and seniors with disabilities can live healthy and fulfilling lives in our communities.

Welcome to the Festival of Trees and Wreaths!

Auction opens December 3rd at noon!

WARNING: Due to flashing lights on some trees, this video may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.



We are celebrating our 18th Annual Festival of Trees in Durango at the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad from December 3rd-5th and our 2nd Annual Festival of Wreaths in Cortez in downtown businesses from November 22nd-December 5th. 

All of the fabulous creations from both communities will be here on this site for viewing and auction starting December 3rd. As we get closer to the event, we'll also be adding more information about how to participate; videos with clients, staff, and sponsor stories; and tours of the trees and wreaths. Register for the event and check back as we build toward kick-off!

Your participation and support will help Community Connections continue to create opportunities for children and adults with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities to lead healthy and fulfilling lives in our communities of Southwest Colorado. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Vote for the Best of Show HERE 

Grange Tour

Join Tara and Lisa for a virtual tour of the trees and wreaths decorated by our sponsors at the D&SNGRR Grange Event Center.

Cortez Tour

Join Board Secretary Cynthia Sadler and Treasurer Janice Moen for a tour of the wreaths on display along Main Street, Cortez and Montezuma County.

If you attend our Festival of Trees event at the Grange Event Center in Durango, you will be required to wear a mask in observance of Federal Transit Administration requirements in place for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Thanks for helping our community stay healthy and jolly through the holiday season!



From November 22nd - December 5th, Community Connections is offering a fun Festival of Wreaths Scavenger Hunt in Cortez that will help you get into the spirit of the season!

Step 1: Stop by the Colorado Welcome Center (928 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321) to pick up a Scavenger Hunt packet.

Step 2: Visit the businesses listed in the packet to view 46 festive wreaths! Collect a password at each location you visit. Codes will be attached to the wreaths and visible in each storefront's window so you can participate any time of the day or night!

Step 3: Return your Scavenger Hunt Packet to the Colorado Welcome Center by December 6th. Make sure you have included your contact information at the top of the form so you can be entered into the drawing! All participants will be entered to win one of five $10 gift certificates from Burger Boy and those who collect codes from 25 or more businesses will be entered into a drawing to win one of four Cortez Cash cards worth $50, courtesy of the Cortez Retail Enhancement Association!

List of Wreath Locations

Map of Wreath Locations

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Community Connections
Questions? Contact one of our event administrators.

Help Spread the Word!

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Special Thanks to Our Presenting Sponsor

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Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and donors:


Presenting Sponsor

Alpine Bank Logo

Alpine Bank


Platinum Sponsors

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Wells Group & The Durango Team & Joe Bob and Abbi


Gold Star Sponsors

1st Southwest Bank

Durango Land & Homes

Farmers Insurance--Courtney Harshberger

La Plata Electric Association

Legacy Properties West LLC International Realty

LOR Foundation

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Richard Siegele

The Glacier Club


Silver Bell Sponsors

American General Media

Durango Coca Cola

Durango Local Deals Magazine


Intelligent Investment Management

The Arc of Southwest Colorado

City of Cortez

Furda Lynch Family


View Our Many Other Generous Sponsors HERE