2018 Festival of Trees

Vote online for your fan favorite now through December 17! Submit your response here. Winners announced on December 18. Come see all the beautiful trees at Glover Park on Marietta Square!


  Hickory Hills Elementary    Created by:  The student body   Theme:  Oh, The Places You’ll Go!   Inspiration:  We chose the theme Oh, the places you’ll go Because our kids, you see Are ready to grow  With brains in our heads And love in our hearts, We want to see all Dragons Soar to all parts!  North, South, East or West We are ready to fly  We are doing our best!  So our Christmas tree Is an example, that’s right Of the places we’ll go, Our future is bright!

Hickory Hills Elementary

Created by: The student body

Theme: Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Inspiration:
We chose the theme
Oh, the places you’ll go
Because our kids, you see
Are ready to grow

With brains in our heads
And love in our hearts,
We want to see all Dragons
Soar to all parts!

North, South, East or West
We are ready to fly
We are doing our best!

So our Christmas tree
Is an example, that’s right
Of the places we’ll go,
Our future is bright!

  Dunleith Elementary    Created by:  Dunleith Dolphins   Theme:  Grow Your Heart Three Sizes!   Inspiration:  Spreading kindness is a cinch so don’t be a Grinch! Please look carefully around our tree! Our Dunleith Dolphins have words of inspiration to help your heart grow three sizes!

Dunleith Elementary

Created by: Dunleith Dolphins

Theme: Grow Your Heart Three Sizes!

Inspiration: Spreading kindness is a cinch so don’t be a Grinch! Please look carefully around our tree! Our Dunleith Dolphins have words of inspiration to help your heart grow three sizes!

  Lockheed Elementary    Created by:  Ms. Ellis and 3rd grade students   Theme:  Postcards to the North Pole   Inspiration:  Lockheed students were inspired by the magic of Christmas and the power of writing. We hope our “Dear Santa” wishes bring you joy this Christmas season.

Lockheed Elementary

Created by: Ms. Ellis and 3rd grade students

Theme: Postcards to the North Pole

Inspiration: Lockheed students were inspired by the magic of Christmas and the power of writing. We hope our “Dear Santa” wishes bring you joy this Christmas season.

  Center for Early Education at Marietta First Baptist Church    Theme:  Wonderfully Made!   Inspiration:  We believe each unique handprint represents each child’s beautiful life created by God!

Center for Early Education at Marietta First Baptist Church

Theme: Wonderfully Made!

Inspiration: We believe each unique handprint represents each child’s beautiful life created by God!

  The Walker School    Created by:  Students (Early Learners - Grade 12)   Theme:  Walker Wonderland   Inspiration:  Wonder guides the educational experience at Walker. Our tree's decor is reflective of this endeavor. Through the curiosity & creativity of our students, faculty, & staff, this tree is a representation of the wonders of Walker as they have manifested through challenging curricula, engaging interpersonal relationships, demanding athletics, & stimulating extracurricular activities.

The Walker School

Created by: Students (Early Learners - Grade 12)

Theme: Walker Wonderland

Inspiration: Wonder guides the educational experience at Walker. Our tree's decor is reflective of this endeavor. Through the curiosity & creativity of our students, faculty, & staff, this tree is a representation of the wonders of Walker as they have manifested through challenging curricula, engaging interpersonal relationships, demanding athletics, & stimulating extracurricular activities.

  Mount Paran Christian School (Preschool)    Theme:  Happy Birthday Jesus   Inspiration:  Jesus is the GREATEST gift of all!

Mount Paran Christian School (Preschool)

Theme: Happy Birthday Jesus

Inspiration: Jesus is the GREATEST gift of all!

  Sawyer Road Elementary    Created by:  Kiwanis Kids   Theme:  #Champions   Inspiration:  "Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be." –Rita Pierson

Sawyer Road Elementary

Created by: Kiwanis Kids

Theme: #Champions

Inspiration: "Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be." –Rita Pierson

  First Presbyterian Church Weekday Preschool    Created by:  Student classes from 2yr old Prekindergarten-Kindergarten   Theme:  “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more.” - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! By Dr. Seuss   Inspiration:  To instill in our students the importance of service this Christmas. Our tree is decorated with the small yet capable hands that God has given our children. Our prayer is that they will use their hands to spread Christ’s love through service to the city of Marietta.

First Presbyterian Church Weekday Preschool

Created by: Student classes from 2yr old Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Theme: “Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more.” - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! By Dr. Seuss

Inspiration: To instill in our students the importance of service this Christmas. Our tree is decorated with the small yet capable hands that God has given our children. Our prayer is that they will use their hands to spread Christ’s love through service to the city of Marietta.

  Park Street Elementary    Theme:  “It’s a Small World After All”.   Inspiration:  We celebrate our multi-cultural and diverse student population each and every day. We are one family, #parkstreetallin

Park Street Elementary

Theme: “It’s a Small World After All”.

Inspiration: We celebrate our multi-cultural and diverse student population each and every day. We are one family, #parkstreetallin

  Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center    Theme:  Tropical Christmas   Inspiration:  Marietta’s youngest students are like rays of sunshine brightening up the community. Join us as we celebrate Marietta City School, Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center’s first year!

Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center

Theme: Tropical Christmas

Inspiration: Marietta’s youngest students are like rays of sunshine brightening up the community. Join us as we celebrate Marietta City School, Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center’s first year!

  Marietta Sixth Grade Academy    Theme:  Devils Are Burning to Learn   Inspiration:  What will you be when you grow up?

Marietta Sixth Grade Academy

Theme: Devils Are Burning to Learn

Inspiration: What will you be when you grow up?

  West Side Elementary    Created by:  5th grade students   Theme:  There’s no Place Like West Side   Inspiration:  In keeping with our school theme, there truly is no place like West Side. It feels like home; where students can show off their courage, knowledge and their kind hearts.

West Side Elementary

Created by: 5th grade students

Theme: There’s no Place Like West Side

Inspiration: In keeping with our school theme, there truly is no place like West Side. It feels like home; where students can show off their courage, knowledge and their kind hearts.

  Weekday Preschool at Marietta First United Methodist Church    Theme:  “Weekday Wonderland”   Inspiration:  “Weekday Wonderland” celebrates all the truly wonder-filled aspects of Weekday Ministry at Marietta First United Methodist Church! Our wonderful students and teachers, our year-round “Specials”, including Music, Art, Movement, Science & Spanish, and our exciting Lunch Bunch Plus options (Yoga, STEM, Art, Construction Kids, Childhood Games, Crafts or Math), allow Weekday Ministry to offer exciting options for everyone! We are delighted to share what our school has to offer the youngest in our community from ages one (by Sept 1) through Kindergarten. Come visit us at 56 Whitlock Avenue to see for yourself the wonder within our walls that spills into the Marietta area!

Weekday Preschool at Marietta First United Methodist Church

Theme: “Weekday Wonderland”

Inspiration: “Weekday Wonderland” celebrates all the truly wonder-filled aspects of Weekday Ministry at Marietta First United Methodist Church! Our wonderful students and teachers, our year-round “Specials”, including Music, Art, Movement, Science & Spanish, and our exciting Lunch Bunch Plus options (Yoga, STEM, Art, Construction Kids, Childhood Games, Crafts or Math), allow Weekday Ministry to offer exciting options for everyone! We are delighted to share what our school has to offer the youngest in our community from ages one (by Sept 1) through Kindergarten. Come visit us at 56 Whitlock Avenue to see for yourself the wonder within our walls that spills into the Marietta area!

  A.L. Burruss Elementary    Theme:  Flowers, Plants and Measurement   Inspiration:  At ALB this year, we are focusing on academic and social/emotional growth for all students, so we have chosen a theme of flowers and plants and measurement to symbolize growth. #HereWeGrowatALB

A.L. Burruss Elementary

Theme: Flowers, Plants and Measurement

Inspiration: At ALB this year, we are focusing on academic and social/emotional growth for all students, so we have chosen a theme of flowers and plants and measurement to symbolize growth. #HereWeGrowatALB

  Marietta Center for Advanced Academics    Created by:  MCAA Imagineers   Theme:  MCAA Toyland   Inspiration:  MCAA students are currently working on a STEM Challenge that is Disney-inspired. They are creating interactive attractions on our campus that will include games, toys, and characters similar, but not limited to, those in Toy Story. The challenges will create an exciting space for students to be engaged in learning while playing. Our students, in all grade levels, collaborated on these tree ornaments, which are inspired by their work in the design challenge.

Marietta Center for Advanced Academics

Created by: MCAA Imagineers

Theme: MCAA Toyland

Inspiration: MCAA students are currently working on a STEM Challenge that is Disney-inspired. They are creating interactive attractions on our campus that will include games, toys, and characters similar, but not limited to, those in Toy Story. The challenges will create an exciting space for students to be engaged in learning while playing. Our students, in all grade levels, collaborated on these tree ornaments, which are inspired by their work in the design challenge.

  Marietta High School    Created by:  The Pitchfork Newspaper Staff   Theme:  Marietta’s Spirit of Community   Inspiration:  To celebrate Pitchfork’s 90th anniversary, our tree highlights Marietta’s spirit of community through sharing special moments and people from the past and present. We hope our tree will inspire the magical spirit of the season by remembering the connectedness of our community.

Marietta High School

Created by: The Pitchfork Newspaper Staff

Theme: Marietta’s Spirit of Community

Inspiration: To celebrate Pitchfork’s 90th anniversary, our tree highlights Marietta’s spirit of community through sharing special moments and people from the past and present. We hope our tree will inspire the magical spirit of the season by remembering the connectedness of our community.

  Marietta Middle School    Theme:  The 7 Mindsets Academy   Inspiration:  At Marietta Middle School we are embracing The 7 Mindsets Academy, a comprehensive blueprint for meaning, happiness and success in life. Through weekly teacher guided activities exploring the elements of each mindset, we are educating students to become more thoughtful in their actions and creating a culture at MMS which is focused on lifelong happiness and success.  The student created ornaments on our tree represent The 7 Mindsets: 1. Everything is Possible 2. Passion First 3. We Are Connected 4. 100% Accountable 5. Attitude of Gratitude 6. Live to Give 7. The Time is Now

Marietta Middle School

Theme: The 7 Mindsets Academy

Inspiration: At Marietta Middle School we are embracing The 7 Mindsets Academy, a comprehensive blueprint for meaning, happiness and success in life. Through weekly teacher guided activities exploring the elements of each mindset, we are educating students to become more thoughtful in their actions and creating a culture at MMS which is focused on lifelong happiness and success.

The student created ornaments on our tree represent The 7 Mindsets:
1. Everything is Possible
2. Passion First
3. We Are Connected
4. 100% Accountable
5. Attitude of Gratitude
6. Live to Give
7. The Time is Now