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.
This holiday extravaganza is open daily during the week of Thanksgiving. With annual attendance of approximately 30,000, the Festival offers a fun-filled kaleidoscope of holiday sights, sounds and scents you won't forget.
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 20 only.
Armed Forces, National Guard, Police, Fire, and Emergency Responders will receive a reduced admission price of $3.00 on Saluting our Heroes Day, Wednesday, November 21 only.
Handicapped Accessibility: The west entrance of the Orr Building is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs are available at both east and west entrances.
For more information, please email or call the Festival of Trees office at (217) 788-4301.
10:00 am – 8:00 pm daily, except Sundays (Nov. 18 and 25) 10 am – 5:00 pm and Thanksgiving Day – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm