Tree Festival returns to San Joaquin County Historical Museum

More than 60 unique and beautifully decorated Christmas trees will be on display during the annual Tree Festival at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum.

The annual party returns for its 29th edition in the past 30 years, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4-5 with a preview day for seniors from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3.

In addition to the 60 decorated trees, San Joaquin County’s Christmas tradition includes kids’ activities and take-home crafts, visits from Santa, tractor-wagon rides, historical exhibits and performances. Food will be available for purchase.

Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children 2-12, and children under 2 are free. Pre-purchased tickets include free parking at Micke Grove Park.

Fans of Stockton founder Captain Charles Weber will have the opportunity to view the interior of his chalet during the event.

Sharon Seegmiller, left, helps 8-year-old Gemma Gibson make a rag doll at the Festival of Trees at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum on Dec. 7, 2019.

Weber Cottage, originally built in 1848 on Stockton’s waterfront, now sits on the campus of the San Joaquin Historical Museum. During the festival, docents in holiday attire will greet visitors and answer questions about Weber.

For tickets or information, contact the San Joaquin County Historical Museum at (209) 331-2055 or visit

The Festival of Trees is a project of the museum’s Docent Council, museum volunteers who support the museum’s educational programs, visitor services, maintenance and fundraising. Net proceeds from the Festival of Trees benefit the museum’s educational programs such as Valley Days, Pioneer School, Grandmother’s Trunk and Farm to Fork.

Tree Festival at the San Joaquin County Historical Museum

Or: San Joaquin County Historical Museum, 11793 Micke Grove Road, Lodi

When: 1-4 p.m., senior preview day Dec. 3; 10am-4pm general admission Dec 4-5

Admission: $15 for adults; $5 for children 2 to 12 years old; and children under 2 are free

Information: (209) 331-2055 or

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