The Rotary Club of Grimsby's
annual fundraiser, supporting local charities

The 2023 Fantasy of Trees is our 24th annual event.
Thursday, November 23 to Sunday, December 3, 2023
Tour our website to see this year's details.

The 2023 Fantasy of Trees is upon us!

Thank you to all who came to the Grimsby Museum in 2022 and previous years, to see the Winter Wonderland we put on every year. Thank you to all our sponsors and donators, who without their contributions this annual event would not be possible. Thank you to all our volunteers and event teams who work throughout the year to make it happen.

Check out our event dates, location, sponsors, ongoing news, recipient testimonials, Santa Day, online auction and more. 

What, When and Where?

Experience the joy of Christmas with your family and friends by heading to the Grimsby Museum during our event dates to see dozens of decorated seasonal trees, wreaths and prizes. If you’d like to win the displayed items to take home in early-December, you can purchase raffle tickets or bid on our online auction. 

As always admission and entrance to our magical event is FREE. Don’t forget to visit the Museum’s own gift shop while you’re there. 

All the proceeds from the 2023 event go to 11 local registered charities.

Grimsby Museum
6 Murray Street, Grimsby ON L3M 3N7

Thursday November 23rd to Sunday December 3rd 2023

Tue – Fri: 10 AM – 8 PM
Sat – Sun: 10 AM – 5 PM 
Closed Mondays

Raffle Draw & Winner Contacts:
Monday, December 4th 2023

Wreath/Tree Pickup Days:
Tuesday, December 5th to Thursday, December 7th 2023

Santa Day

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the Fantasy of Trees on Saturday November 25th between 1:00 and 3:00 PM. 

There will be opportunities to take photos and selfies or we can arrange to have photos taken and send them to parents later.   

We have been honoured that Santa and Mrs. Claus can visit us in previous years. We are so excited that Santa will be able to visit again in 2023. 

Online Auction

In addition to raffles for trees, wreaths and other items,  we have recently introduced an online auction, which you can access anytime of the day from home, or even at the event itself using a QR Code. At the auction website, you’ll see the available item list, descriptions and photographs, current bids and you can make a bid yourself. 

This year, the Fantasy of Trees Online Auction will start on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023, one-day earlier than the event itself.

A Grimsby Tradition

In 2023, the Rotary Club of Grimsby is celebrating 24 years of hosting the Fantasy of Trees, transforming the Grimsby Museum into a winter wonderland of dazzling trees, cheerful door wreaths and lots of donated items.

Our event will begin on November 23rd and the last day to visit is December 3rd. Come see amazing trees, wreaths, decorations and donated items in person, join the raffle and don’t forget to join our online auction. 

The Grimsby Museum’s gift shop is open during the event, during their regular operating hours. 

Our Mission

The Rotary Club of Grimsby has contributed to various local causes and projects for 50 years in Grimsby, raising funds for local charities that support local residents. 

The Fantasy of Trees is the club’s signature annual event and the raffle proceeds go to help 11 local registered charities.

Our 2023 Lead & Major Sponsors

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Latest Fantasy of Trees News

2023 Raffle Ticket Winners

With thanks to our community, our sponsors, donators, contributors and the Grimsby Museum staff, the 2023 Fantasy of Trees came to an end yesterday –

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