Memorial’s Festival of Trees

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A holiday event featuring decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces; a gingerbread cookie bakery and handcrafted village; an entertainment stage; a holiday gift boutique; photos with Santa; and a craft area and mini train for children, to raise funds for Memorial Medical Center.

History: Memorial’s Festival of Trees started in 1989 as an event to benefit the healthcare programs offered by Memorial Medical Center. Since then, the Festival has raised nearly $3 million dollars for healthcare and has become the single largest family-oriented holiday tradition in central Illinois.

Each year, hundreds of talented local designers and volunteers transform the Orr Building at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield into a winter wonderland of exquisitely decorated showcases, trees, wreaths and swags.santa hug

Admission: Admission is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free. Seniors age 65 and over will receive a reduced admission price of $3.00 on Senior Day, Tuesday, November 26 only. Saluting Our Heroes Day – $3 admission on November 27 for members of the Armed Forces, National Guard, and area police, fire and emergency responders

Handicapped Accessibility: The west entrance of the Orr Building is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs are available at both east and west entrances.

Memorial's_Festival_of_Trees_candy_cane_expressHours of Operation: Please view the Festival of Trees calendar for hours of operations.

For more information, please email or call the Festival of Trees office at (217) 788-4301.

November 23 – December 1

Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds

Read more here.

Gala event video here.

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This post was submitted by Elizabeth Smith.

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