Mississauga Festival of Trees
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect?
The Mississauga Festival of Trees runs from December 8th to 17th. The festival celebrates the joy of the winter season, showcasing displays of seasonal lights, contemporary tree and wood pile art installations, artisan and culinary markets, entertainment and workshops, at the beautiful, historic venue of the Small Arms Inspection Building.
Is there an age restriction on the event?
This event is open to all ages.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The Small Arms Inspection Building is located at 1352 Lakeshore Road East, on the south side, at Dixie Road. There is plenty of free car parking available on the site and in the area.
There will be alcoholic beverages available for purchase at the market, so please plan to drink responsibly and consider alternative transportation, including taxi service, ride-sharing or public transit, to make your experience more enjoyable. There is continuous MiWay bus transit using Route 23 along Lakeshore Road East connecting to the Long Branch GO Train station and TTC on the east (approximately 1 km) and to all points along Lakeshore to Port Credit and Clarkson.
Can I bring my pets to the event?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the Mississauga Festival of Trees. Service animals are allowed indoors.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please do not bring alcohol or outside food to the event. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.
Are workshop spots and space limited?
While this year's workshops don't require tickets, and are all drop in, please remember its first come first serve.
Are any profits made going to a good cause?
Mississauga Festival of Trees is presented by CreativeHub1352 (formerly the Small Arms Society), an incorporated non-profit organization (Charitable Status #: 848778866RR0001). Our goal is to celebrate creativity and to continue our role in helping to define and promote the community vision for this important space. All proceeds go to support community arts, heritage and environmental programs.
This Festival is run by volunteers with financial support from our wonderful sponsors. This year event like last's will be pay what you can at the door.
Is the Mississauga Festival of Trees accessible?
Yes. The main exhibition space and all public facilities are barrier-free and include gender neutral washrooms.
As in any private or public building, it is a smoke-free and vape-free environment. Please note that this is not an Allergen-free event/venue.
How can I further support your group/ Can I become a Member of CreativeHub1352?
We rely on your support for community-centered programming such as our annual Lakeview Farmers’ and Artisan Markets, InSitu Multi-Arts Festival, Mississauga Summer Arts Series, and much more. Consider purchasing a membership, becoming a volunteer, making a donation, or exploring your creative side with CreativeHub1352. Learn more about us at https://www.creativehub1352.ca/