Detroit Lakes' 4th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit the Lakes Crisis & Resource Center is set for this Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Holiday Inn Lakefront.

"This year's festival will not only get you into the holiday spirit, but will give you an early start on decking your halls with adornments and stocking your freezer with goodies," says LCRC Executive Director Anna Sellin. "The evening will be sure to start your season off with everything merry and bright!"

The event gets underway at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, featuring a live Christmas tree auction, silent auction of Christmas items, a catered meal and door prizes.

Nine trees will be auctioned off during the evening; the trees were decorated and donated by local businesses and organizations including Active Nutrition, 180 Balance, Beautiful Junque, Red Willow, Essentia Health St. Mary's, Hometown Crafts & Fabrics, Lakeshirts, Mainstream Boutique, and LCRC's own Kinship, Positive Connections, and Mary's Place programs.

"There will also be a silent auction full of Christmas decor, wreaths, quilts, and more," Sellin added, along with a "delicious" meal and door prizes being given away throughout the evening.

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"It is a great opportunity for businesses to get a Christmas tree to display that doesn't need to be redecorated each year," she continued. "All ornaments are wired on the trees, so they can be protected in a tree bag after the holidays and put in storage. When it is time to decorate next year, just unzip the bag! And don't worry about getting the tree home on Saturday night — we can deliver on Sunday."

Tickets for the fundraiser are just $40 and can be purchased via phone, by calling Lakes Crisis & Resource Center at 218-847-8572.

A resident of the Mary's Place shelter at Lakes Crisis & Resource Center made this tree for the 2018 Festival of Trees, and the accessories to go with it. Everything was made by hand! It was purchased by Lakeshirts/Blue 84. (Submitted photo)
A resident of the Mary's Place shelter at Lakes Crisis & Resource Center made this tree for the 2018 Festival of Trees, and the accessories to go with it. Everything was made by hand! It was purchased by Lakeshirts/Blue 84. (Submitted photo)

Beautiful June of Detroit Lakes donated this gorgeous white tree for the 2018 Festival of Trees at the Historic Holmes Theatre. This year's event is set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. (Submitted photo)
Beautiful June of Detroit Lakes donated this gorgeous white tree for the 2018 Festival of Trees at the Historic Holmes Theatre. This year's event is set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. (Submitted photo)

Essentia Health St. Mary's donated this tree for the 2018 Festival of Trees at the Historic Holmes Theatre. This year's event is set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. (Submitted photo)
Essentia Health St. Mary's donated this tree for the 2018 Festival of Trees at the Historic Holmes Theatre. This year's event is set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. (Submitted photo)

Local restaurants Brygge Taps & Tastes and Hub 41 joined forces to create this entry for the 2018 Festival of Trees at the Historic Holmes Theatre. This year's event is set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)
Local restaurants Brygge Taps & Tastes and Hub 41 joined forces to create this entry for the 2018 Festival of Trees at the Historic Holmes Theatre. This year's event is set for Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Holiday Inn Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)

Patty LaBarre created and donated this wreath for the silent auction to be held as part of the 4th Annual Festival of Trees, set to take place at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)
Patty LaBarre created and donated this wreath for the silent auction to be held as part of the 4th Annual Festival of Trees, set to take place at 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)

DL Floral created and donated this wreath for the silent auction to be held as part of the 4th Annual Festival of Trees, set for 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)
DL Floral created and donated this wreath for the silent auction to be held as part of the 4th Annual Festival of Trees, set for 5:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Holiday Inn in Detroit Lakes. (Submitted photo)

This is one of two wreaths created by Lot 751 for the silent auction to be held during the 4th Annual Festival of Trees, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. (Submitted photo)
This is one of two wreaths created by Lot 751 for the silent auction to be held during the 4th Annual Festival of Trees, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. (Submitted photo)

This is one of two wreaths created by Lot 751 for the silent auction to be held during the 4th Annual Festival of Trees, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. (Submitted photo)
This is one of two wreaths created by Lot 751 for the silent auction to be held during the 4th Annual Festival of Trees, which takes place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Detroit Lakes Holiday Inn. (Submitted photo)