Share your holiday spirit and creativity during the Merry-Time Festival of Trees, November 12 – January 2.

Planning for the 11th annual Merry-Time Festival of trees has begun, and with your help, the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will transform into a winter wonderland for residents and visitors to enjoy! The expansion of the Museum provided more floor and wall space for display and decorations.
Celebrate the season of giving, support DCMM and promote your business by donating a tree, wreath or decorative display to help transform the Sturgeon Bay Museum into a winter wonderland —or donate an item for our fundraising auction.

Create & Donate

Share the story of your business, group or family with your own spirit of the holidays.

  • “Tree” (includes all decorations) sponsors provide a tree, wreath or decoration, LED lights, tree skirting.
  • Accepted Tree Sizes – from: tabletop, 3ft – 4 ft, to floor standing, up to 8 ft.
  • All greenery (trees/wreaths/etc) must be ARTIFICIAL. Do not add artificial scents or potpourri.
  • Trees must be able to stand solidly in a tree stand.
  • Label any empty boxes decorated as gifts with “For Display Only.”
  • Items placed at the bottom of a Tree will be considered part of the display and given to Tree winner.
  • DCMM will create the festival layout based on submissions and will assign Tree locations.
  • For security, any gift certificates will be held in the Museum office. We will place a printed list of any gift certificates you donate with your Tree.

To donate, fill out this form: Green button with trees, and the words "Sign up for a Tree Click Here"

Fundraising Auction Items needed

DCMM is hosting 12 Days of Merry-Times, a combo online and in-person Auction culminating at the Jingle Mixer!
We’re creating Door County, and Maritime Experience auction packages, and are requesting donations of items and gift certificates to create these packages:

Party on the Tug Boat:
Up to 10 guests

  • Catering gift certificates
  • Beverage donations

Sunset Parties at the Museum’s Maritime Lighthouse Tower:
Up to 15 guests

  • Catering gift certificates
  • Beverage donations

Door County Vacation:

  • Lodging
  • Dining or bar
  • Outdoor activities
  • Spa/Massage
  • Gas cards
  • Door County memorabilia


  • Class registration gift certificates
  • Art supplies
  • Books

Night Out in the Door

  • Music performance
  • Theater tickets
  • Dining, Dessert
  • Cocktail mixings

Evening at the Museum

Up to 8 guests

  • Catering gift certificates
  • Beverage donations


To donate, fill out the form below, and return it ASAP to Paige Funkhouser at DCMM.
She will make arrangements with you to get your tree/decoration to the Museum by November 10.