Happy Holly Days Tree Trail @ Ting Rules/Decorating Procedures

Tree Trail
  • Local businesses, religious organizations, non-profits, service clubs, and individuals/families are invited to enter.
  • Registration is limited to the first 50 registrants.


  • You must provide all decorations for your tree.
  • The Town of Holly Springs is not responsible for any damage to or items stolen from decorated trees.
  • You are free to express your creativity and originality, and we ask that your tree represent your business, organization, or family.
  • For weather-related and environmental reasons, the following items are not allowed in tree decorating:
    • Berries, popcorn, dried fruit, etc.
    • Candles, aerosol snow or other flammable items
    • Flocking or tinsel
    • Paper, cardboard or any other material that may be damaged due to weather conditions (unless laminated to withstand possible weather conditions)
  • If you are interested, you can provide a small basket or container with giveaways from your organization beside your tree. 
    • Your container should be reasonably sized – a maximum of 2 feet wide x 2 feet long x 2 feet tall. Sizing limits are set so containers do not create a tripping hazard or impede the flow of people moving around the event. 
    • While you are free to decide what your container may look like – a basket or decorated plastic tub, for example – your container needs to be able to withstand the elements – wind gusts and rain or other precipitation. 
    • As admission to the event is free, you would be able to check on your container and promotional items each day.
  • Lighting
    • Electrical lights on trees are limited to a maximum of 10 strands per tree.
    • Electrical lights must be LED exterior grade only (labeled for exterior use or indoor/outdoor use).
    • Need even more lighting to achieve a full Griswold effect? Any additional strands above the 10 LED exterior grade strands must be solar lights.
    • The town will provide electricity near your tree. Do not bring your own power strips or extension cords; these are not allowed.

Decorating Procedures

  • Trees will be set up in tree stands at the stadium, ready to be decorated, and participants will receive a map showing them where their tree is located. Additionally, signs will be placed beside the trees identifying the organization / family that purchased the tree.
  • Tree decorating will take place at Ting Stadium:
    • Tuesday, Dec. 8, 5-8 p.
    • Wednesday, Dec. 9, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
    • Thursday, Dec. 10, 8 a.m.-noon
  • All participants MUST decorate their tree within the given time frame.
  • The Kiwanis Club is offering optional tree decorating assistance (labor only) for an additional fee.
  • For questions during decorating, please see a staff member at the stadium.
  • Trees will remain on display through Saturday, Dec. 12.
  • Plan to remove all decorations from your tree Sunday, Dec. 13, 1-4 p.m. or sign up in advance to have Kiwanis Club remove your decorations for an additional fee.
  • Following the event, you can take the tree you purchased from Ting Stadium. Any trees remaining after 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13 will be donated to the Kiwanis Club for resale.