In its 35th year, the Intermountain Festival of Trees is the official kick-off to the holiday season in Helena. This year, Festival of Trees returns to the Helena Civic Center for five days of holiday events for the entire family, including Tea in the Trees, Jingle Bell Jam and Family Fun Days. Each year, teams of talented designers decorate trees to fill the Civic Center and downtown businesses. Hosted each year by Intermountain, this year’s theme is “Christmas Bells and Seashells” reminding people that their participation goes to provide hope for calmer waters and brighter days for the children and families served through Intermountain. Visit the Festival of Trees website for a full list of events.