The Coon Rapids Community Tree Lighting Festival started in 2021. This chilly event is made merry by celebrating the holiday spirit through warm drinks like hot cocoa, gathering around bonfires and singing around the tree. The evening ends with a spectacular sight as the tree sparkles with festive lights.
Donate a Tree!
Our next holiday tree could be yours! Do you have a large evergreen tree you would consider donating to a future Community Tree Lighting Festival? If so, please fill out the Tree Donation Interest Form.
Completing an interest form does not obligate you to donate a tree. Each year, inquiries will be evaluated in late summer or fall by members of the Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation to determine if a tree is appropriate for donation.
Photos above are from the 2022 Coon Rapids Community Tree Lighting Festival on the grounds of Boulevard Plaza. The second annual event took place December 3, 2022.
2022 Community Tree Lighting
The 2022 Community Tree Lighting was a success!
Thanks to the many volunteers and community organizations that made the event possible, including:
Cub Riverdale The Holiday Light Company Jake Couch and Family Coon Rapids Community Strength Foundation Coon Rapids Rotary Club Coon Rapids Fire Department Community Fund Coon Rapids Firecracker Races Coon Rapids Lowe’s #1833 JD Roofing and Construction, Inc.
Thank you to the Carlin family for donating our 2022 tree!