Photos by Tucker Henderson

The New York Mills Christmas Tree Festival got underway on Saturday with the annual Christmas brunch and family day festivities. The day featured a visit from Santa, cookie decorating and plenty of arts and crafts. The Christmas Tree Festival will continue this week with horse drawn sleigh rides and Bingo for books on Tuesday, a ballet showcase and Cultural Center fundraiser on Wednesday, a sip and paint event on Thursday and tree viewing on Friday. The Christmas Tree Festival will wrap up on Saturday with the New York Mills Lions Community Christmas party beginning at 6 p.m.