The Green Bay Packers and Festival Foods are set to host the ninth annual Festival of Lights at Lambeau Field, Saturday, Dec. 6.
The Packers again are seeking assistance in finding a tree. Anyone from Wisconsin or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan who has a 40-50 foot evergreen tree and wants to donate it to the event is asked to submit a proposal, in 100 words or less, on why his or her tree should be used for Festival of Lights and be displayed at Lambeau Field through the holiday season. Proposals should include a photo of the tree, and can be submitted through Wednesday, Nov. 5.
The proposal and photo can be submitted for consideration online at nfl.packers.com/fanzone/events/festivalof_lights/.
The Packers will arrange for the tree to be harvested and transported to Lambeau Field on Monday, Dec. 1. The owner of the selected tree will receive four tickets to the Packers-Lions game on Dec. 28.
The tree selected for last year's event was submitted by Margaret Van Deurzen, of Green Bay, Wis., who donated a blue spruce. In recognition of providing the tree for the event, Van Deurzen received four tickets to the Dec. 22, 2013, Packers-Steelers game.
The family-themed event, free to the public, will take place in the Lambeau Field Atrium, and feature cookie decorating, holiday movies and cartoons, holiday card making, photo opportunities with Santa Claus and area high school choirs performing holiday music.
Later, the event will move out onto Harlan Plaza for the formal lighting of the tree. Mills Fleet Farm is providing the lights for the tree.
Volunteers will also be on hand during the event to collect toys and donations for Toys for Tots. Families attending the Festival of Lights are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys to help families in need this holiday season.