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Past Press and Media Events:

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This year in 2015, the Associated Press is coming out to get some video footage and interviews during our December 2nd rehearsal!

Shelley Irwin will be interviewing one of our Tree representatives for her show on December 2nd, 2015 at 10:30am.


We will have a segment on WZZM’s Weekday Morning Show on December 2nd between 9am and 10am! 

On November 12, 2015 one of our Tree representatives will be recording an audio interview segment for Pure Michigan’s “Travel Michigan” radio program. This recorded segment will air on November 21st on WJRW 1340 Grand Rapids from 6-7am and will also be airing on other stations around Michigan.


Previous Years’ Press and Media Events:


Fox 17 News in 2013: Mr. Shawn Lawton talks about the Tree history and it’s growing popularity!

Fox 17 News in 2013: Tree Angel Katie Beemer gets interviewed about the tradition of the Tree Angel!

Fox 17 News in 2013: See our very own John Patrick talk about the tree infrastructure and construction!

Fox 17 News in 2013: Mona Shores Choir Association President Priscilla Wilcox featured on Fox 17 Morning News! 



Click here to go to Netflix and see our feature on TLC’s “Extreme Christmas Trees” documentary!

Michigan Association of School Boards 2013 Education Excellence Award

Further, the Singing Christmas Tree was the winner of this year’s Excellence in Education Award, sponsored by the Michigan Association of School Boards. The Education ExcellenceAward program recognizes original, innovative programs in various categories that positivelyaffect student achievement in local and intermediate school districts. The Tree project was selected based upon its’ great benefit to students, parents, and our community as well. With the award comes a cash prize, a trophy to display at the high school and a road sign to be placed near the intersection of Seminole and Seaway Drive.

Director Shawn Lawton stated, “This award is truly a reflection of the outstanding tradition we have established here at Mona Shores. It is also the result of all the hard work, dedication and care shown annually by countless parents and students. It is with great pride that I accept this award on behalf of the entire Muskegon community.”

This year’s Singing Christmas Tree is being held in downtown Muskegon at the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, 425 W. Western, Muskegon, on Dec. 4, 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. each night with a 3 p.m. matinee Saturday as well.

Purchase Tickets Here!