The 2nd annual Downtown Festival of Trees raffle is underway. Meals on Wheels of Boulder has partnered with Downtown Boulder, Inc. to bring trees laden with treats to 16 Boulder shops through Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Each tree is outfitted with hundreds of dollars (or more) of merchandise from its hosting retailer. They are all yours for the winning via online raffle at mowboulder.org. Tickets are only $5 each; buy as many tickets for as many trees as you like. Best of all, all proceeds go to Meals on Wheels of Boulder, a locally operated, not-for-profit organization that provides meals to community members in need, regardless of age or income.

This year, the Downtown Festival of Trees also includes a Holiday Treasure Hunt. Pick up a map at any participating merchant or the Visitor Information Center kiosk at Pearl and 13th Street. Visit at least 75 percent of the trees, have each host business validate your map, and leave the map at the last shop you visit. All valid submissions will be entered to win a $100 Downtown Boulder gift card.

The Camera is proud to be a perennial sponsor of Meals on Wheels of Boulder as well as Downtown Boulder, Inc. Both organizations do amazing work for our community.

The Downtown Festival of Trees online raffle runs until noon on December 18. Visit mowboulder.org today to buy tickets for your favorite trees.