2012 Featured Trees

December 25th

Bill Wilson Center

The staff and at-risk youth created framed pictures that present what they picture as a better world.

December 24th

Pinkalicious Divas

Pinkalicious Divas decorated their tree in pink ceramic ribbons with special messages and names that commemorates a breast cancer survivor and/or honors those who lost their battle.

December 23rd

Angels on Stage

Angels on Stage decorated their tree based on the "Be Our Guest" Beauty and the Beast theme, with each child's picture on an ornament designed to look like a plate.

December 22nd

Bikers Against Child Abuse

Bikers Against Child Abuse chose decorations that represent the different stages children go through to overcome child abuse and the commitment members have to stop child abuse.

December 21st

Yamaguchi-Sandoval Family Tree

Family members from around the country sent handmade decorations of the Disney movie "Wreck It Ralph," beginning a new family tradition symbolizing the Yamaguchi family joining with the Sandoval family.

December 20th

Team-M taekwando

Team-M members handmade personal decorations representing achievements or goals related to their own Taekwondo journeys.

December 19th

Girl Scout Troops 60448, 60929 & 61684

Cloth snowflakes decorations were handmade by the fifth through eighth grade girls after they learned how to make them at summer camp.

December 18th

Silver Creek High School Associated Student Body

Bitten apples with pictures of the leadership students at Silver Creek High School adorn this Snow White themed tree.

December 17th

Summit Public Schools: San Jose

Students handmade decorations in school colors, green and orange, and wrapped their tree with ribbon with their school motto of College, Character, Community.

December 16th

Piedmont Hills High School's Vietnamese Student Association

The Vietnamese Student Association at Piedmont Hills High School used gold and red colored ornaments topped with a rice hat handcrafted by a member celebrating their Vietnamese culture.

December 15th

Luso Youth Council #11 Mountain View/Santa Clara

Each of the approximately 40 youth members of the Luso Youth Council #11 decorated an ornament with their name and picture on it along with Portuguese flags that represent their heritage.

December 14th

Almaden Las Madres Playgroup

Almaden Las Madres Playgroup hand made tiny hands and little feet angel ornaments representing over 30 children in the playgroup.

December 13th

Mrs. Patterson's 3rd Grade Class

Mrs. Patterson's third grade class at Vinci Park Elementary used CDs, foam balls, apple juice bottles and cups to make patriot decorations honoring those who serve and have served our country.

December 12th

Girl Scout Troop 61186

Girl Scout Troop 61186 made self-portraits out of paper bags and ornaments with origami paper using "resources wisely."

December 11th

Bayside 4-H Club

The Bayside 4-H Club decorated their tree with laminated photographs showing what members do in 4-H: club events, the Alameda County Fair, community services, and with project items and animals.

December 10th

The Others Bicycle Club

The Others Bicycle Club printed up pictures of each members bike as decorations for their tree. They also planned a Toys4Tots ride to raise donations that the Marines collect in the park.

December 9th


CaliDesignz chose a "Purple and Sliver" theme for their tree and customized purple and silver ornaments, embroidered their name on the tree skirt, and screen printed their logo on drawstring bags to show and represent some of the stuff they do.

December 8th

The McWeeney Family

The McWeeney Family handpainted red barn ornaments for their tree. The family has been visiting the park since the original display at Lima Family Mortuary.

December 7th

Oak Grove Neighborhood Association

The Oak Grove Neighborhood Association used street signs and handmade circles spelling their name to decorate their tree.

December 6th


This tree is dedicated to Kristen Herrera-Hixson, a devoted mother of three, who lost her fight with Cervical Cancer at the age of 31. She will be forever missed.

December 5th

San Jose Garden Club

The San Jose Garden Club chose garden themed decorations for their tree, using succulents attached to foam snowflakes, laminated seed packets, and small terra cotta pots hung like bells.

December 4th

Metropolitan Adult Education

Metropolitan Adult Education students turned school supplies into ornaments and topped their tree with tassels and a graduation cap symbolizing obtaining their certificates of completion.

December 3rd

Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center

Graduates of the Functional Restoration Program created decorations that were inspired by Mandala art that help individuals slow down thoughts, connect to self, creating insight, and creative nourishment for the mind and body.

December 2nd

Silicon Valley Interschool Council (SVIC)

Students chose decorations that represent two of their biggest campaigns: Buy One Supply One, where students donate school supplies, and Not Another, where students pledge not to drink and drive.

December 1st

Hot Shots Soccer Team

The Hot Shots Girls Soccer Team used recycled CDs to decorate their tree with soccer balls and homemade picture ornaments with each player's jersey number and name.