Sugarloaf Holiday Tree Lighting Festival

The third annual Holiday Tree Lighting Festival returns to Sugarloaf on Saturday, December 16th at 4:30pm.

Santa Parade

Santa will be making his grand entrance during the festival parade at 4:30pm on Main Street in the Village.Once we deliver the jolly ol' man to his village he will be meeting Sugarloafers young and old to hear about those Christmas lists.

Festival Activities

Street performers, carolers, balloon artists, arts & crafts and more.There will be something for everyone and all FREE of charge!

Tree Lighting

Gather round the Sugarloaf Holiday Tree for singing and the annual countdown to the lighting. There's no better way to celebrate the season at Sugarloaf.


A holiday fireworks display on The Beach will start at 6:15pm or directly following the tree lighting.

Santa's Workshop

We are excited to be hosting another toy and gift drive to benefit the Salem Economic Ministries Santa's workshop.NEW Unwrapped toys and gifts can be dropped off during the festival at the donation table located inside the Sugarloaf Base Lodge.

Each year, the minsity serve more than 100 children with the generous donations from individuals, friends and business with the Santa's Workshop. They recive donations of NEW toys, clothes, coats, snow pants, mittens, hats, personal care items, books, school supplies, boots and other items that keep Chrismas special to each child and parent.

Families recive an appointment so they might choose gifts, clothing, stocking stuffers and personal care items. Gift wrap and tape are provided to the families. 

The opportunity for the adutlts in the family to choose and wrap the gifts for thier children allows for the parent or guardian to select what they know their child needs and hopes for for Christmas. They are able to select the proper sizes and colors. Books match the child's interests and games are age appropriate

Tree & Wreath Sale

Support our local youth from the Stratton School's 8th grade class by purchasing your holiday Trees & Wreaths during the festival. Parent and student volunteers will be setup in front of the base lodge. All proceeds benefit the Stratton 8th grade class trip.

Please email with any questions or if you would like to volunteer during the festival.