Light Up the Bay / Festival of Trees

Saturday, December 1, 2018 (All day)

Dec 1st - 15th

The holiday season in the Bay is a winter spectacular with the annual holiday celebration Festival of Trees, Friday, December 1st – December 15th, 2018. Fairfield Bay’s Conference and Visitor Center is transformed into a wonderland of holiday elegancy and whimsy to suit any age, family or individual.

December 1st – “Light UP the Bay” Season Kick Off, features 3 Big Trip Giveaways.
It begins, with trees, lights and the warmth of friends and neighbors to start the holiday season just right.

There will be live music, food, your favorite holiday drinks, silent auction, the lighting of the Christmas trees, and the BIG TRIP GIVEAWAY!!! 3 complete vacations to give away, including lodging, food and entertainment! Ticket are just $10 and a ticket booth will be set up for your chance to win one of 3 BIG TRIPS to Eureka Springs, Little Rock, and Branson! A portion of the funds raised will go to help the needy in our area – supporting the Shirley Food Bank.

Light Up the Bay Schedule on Friday Dec 1st:
Time: 5:30 – 9pm
5:30pm – Lightening of the Trees
~ Holiday Fare: Warm soups and sandwiches, plus holiday-themed adult beverages.
~ Live Music: a true staple of any holiday party.
5:30pm – 7:00pm – Bidding on The Charity Silent Auction items,
7:30pm – The Big Trip Giveaway. (If you buy a ticket, you don’t have to be present to WIN, but you must be present to choose their trip – don’t miss out!)

Trees, Trees and More Trees:
Explore this special forest of trees and leave inspired and ready for the season. Each Christmas tree is decorated from its starry tiptop to its blanketed base. No two are alike and range from whimsical to traditional, from kid to pet-friendly! Be sure to cast a ballot for your favorite. And while you’re there, look for the special donation box to help local families in need with your local food bank donation.

Trees will be on display in the Conference Center Tuesday-Friday, December 1st – December 15th, from 9am until 4pm each day. Families are encouraged to bring cameras and capture their special holiday photos. And if you want to enter a tree, there’s still plenty of time and it’s free! The trees may stay up throughout the month of December and on into the New Year. Great way to advertise your business or just simply show your Christmas spirit!

Tickets & More Information:
Festival of Trees will be held at Fairfield Bay’s Conference, Arts and Visitor Center located at 110 Lost Creek Parkway in Fairfield Bay. To purchase tickets for the Big Trip Giveaway, visit the Fairfield Bay Chamber of Commerce, To find a complete list of events and times and more information, visit or call 501-884-4202.