Christmas Tree Walk- Participation Info

For over 22 years, the Christmas Tree Walk has been the official kick off of the holiday season in Maplewood. With caroling, led by costumed characters; the arrival of Santa Claus; and the grand lighting of the Maplewood Christmas Tree; the event is reminiscent of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! The event features carriage rides, merchant open houses, live entertainment, and holiday cheer throughout the City.

Most importantly, the streets will be filled with visitors eager to shop, dine, and support small businesses.

This year’s event will take place on Friday, December 1 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Vendor Info

All Maplewood businesses are eligible to participate in the event.

Program and Event Website Listing– Business name, address, website, and any holiday offers will be printed in the event program that will be distributed to visitors.  Business information will also be listed on the event webpage, in the press release and other media materials.

Window Decorating Contest– Businesses will be part of our Annual Maplewood Window Decorating Contest in which we award First, Second, and Third Place.

Wooden Christmas Tree– Businesses will receive a wooden tree that can be placed just outside their storefront to clearly identify their participation in the event. Wooden tree may be kept through the end of December.

Special permission for sidewalk sales–  Weather permitting, registered vendors are authorized to have a sidewalk sale and/or sell food and drinks from the street on the evening of the Walk.

Event Postcards and Flyers– Participants will receive postcards to hand out to customers prior to the Walk, and a flyer to hang in storefront window.

2023 Participation Fees & Deadlines

Early Registration Deadline is Wednesday, November 10th.

Member Registration Fee-$30

Non Member Registration Fee-$50

Friday, November 10th is the last day to register to participate.

***Please note, there is also an option to register for the Holiday Punch Card Program while registering for the Christmas Tree Walk.  

2023 Holiday Punch Card Program

Early Registration Deadline is Wednesday, November 10th.

The Holiday Punch Card Program is another valuable way to promote your business this holiday season! Find out more information about the Holiday Punch Card Program here.

If your business is planning to participate in the Christmas Tree Walk AND Holiday Punch Card-we suggest using the Christmas Tree Walk Registration which allows you to register both at once.

2023 Christmas Tree Walk Sponsorship

Early Registration Deadline is Wednesday, November 10th.

Spirit Sponsor $500

Sponsorship includes logo placement on street banner, on postcard, event poster, event page, and in event program distributed to visitors during the event.