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Festival of Trees

December 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We are excited to host the 2020 Festival of Trees!

We are extending the Festival by two weeks and limiting the number of people who may come in at any one time. Masks and social distancing will be required this year due to the COVID pandemic.

Opening to the public on Friday, Nov. 6 at 3 pm and continuing through Saturday, Dec. 5 at noon, this year’s event features more trees and decorations than ever. Follow a path (and stay socially distant) while traveling through the Pella Opera House.

Shop the Christmas and winter decorations at the Boutique on the Balcony.

Visit the Children’s Winter Wonderland in the Historic Theatre before returning to the Great Hall for the display of trees, wreaths and tablescapes.

Many items will be offered through an online silent auction—check our website after Nov. 6 for photos of trees and a link to bid online.

All proceeds benefit youth programming at the Opera House.

Open Monday–Wednesday and Saturday, 10 am–4 pm; Thursday, 10 am–6 pm; Friday, 10 am–5 pm

Open on Thursday, November 19 until 8 pm.


Visit us every Saturday in November at 10 am for a FREE, short and socially distanced program for children and adults in the Historic Theatre.

  • November 7—Lois Vermeer will be reading from her charming Chrismoos books, and you will have the opportunity to purchase these books after the readings!
  • November 14—Local illustrator, Joe Hox, will be doing a live sketch drawing on our stage
  • November 21—Central College Carol Singer will be singing and encouraging a sing-along of some traditional Christmas tunes
  • November 28—Santa and Mrs. Claus will be reading The Night Before Christmas from the stage. There will be a special mailbox sending letters directly to Santa Claus so bring your letters to drop in the box!!

Let’s all enjoy a little Christmas at Pella Opera House’s Festival of Trees!


December 8, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Pella Opera House
611 Franklin St
Pella, IA 50219 United States