Our biggest fundraising event of the year!

People’s City Mission is proud to present the 13th annual Starry Nights Christmas Tree Festival: 2023 Walk Through the Trees, November 22nd, 24th,25th, and 26th at Gateway Mall. Starry Nights Christmas Tree Festival is People’s City Mission’s largest community event and fundraiser. During the event, the community will be treated to gorgeous, elaborate designer-decorated Christmas trees sponsored by local businesses and churches that will be sold to support the homeless.

Starry Nights is FREE to the public, and our way of saying THANK YOU to Lincoln for all of your love and support throughout the year.

This event is Thanksgiving week & weekend, so mark your calendars. All proceeds go to benefit the homeless. We hope to see you there!

More information can be found at our Facebook page: @starrynightslincoln

Features & Activities

  • A very special behind the scenes sneak peek of our designers as they set up and decorate their trees right out in the commons area of Gateway Mall on Tuesday, Nov. 21st.
  • A Christmas Market with designer decorated wreaths, door hangers and candles, all gifts for purchase
  • The featured full-sized Christmas trees will be auctioned off in an online silent auction in which anyone can participate
  • Over 20 designer decorated buy-outright small trees to embellish any of your holiday spaces
  • A festive photo booth
  • Letters to Santa
  • Live entertainment each day, with several local dance and music groups
  • The Kindness Tree, full of ornaments for you and your family to purchase – each one providing for practical needs of the homeless – a new toy, a night of lodging, a box of diapers, a meal, etc. So many ways to be kind this season. In a world where we can be just about anything, it’s good to choose to be kind.

Sponsorships & Volunteering

Local businesses and organizations sponsor various aspects of the festival - trees, wreaths, entertainment, etc. We love to see this kind of support from our community and can't do this event without it! If you or your organization would be interested in a sponsorship for Starry Nights, contact Michele Dakan at or 402-817-0818.

If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Starry Nights, please contact Beneen at or 402-475-1303, ext. 114