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232 West 25 St
Erie, PA 16544

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Festival of Trees

30th Annual Saint Vincent Festival of Trees

Wednesday, November 26 - Sunday, November 30
Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier, Erie

Event Hours: 
Wednesday, November 26:      10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday, November 27:          CLOSED
Friday, November 28:                10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, November 29:           10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, November 30:              10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Festival of Trees Admission
$9 Adults
$6 Children (12 and under)
All Festival tickets will be available for purchase at the door.  

Light Up Night Gala 
Tuesday, November 25
5-9 p.m.
Tickets: $25 

Sorry - this event is SOLD OUT

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, November 29
9 a.m.
Admission Prices

Adults:  $20
Children (12 and under):  $15

2014 Highlights 
Festival attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy nearly 80 professionally decorated Christmas trees that will glisten brightly throughout the Gallery of Trees. Each tree is uniquely decorated, so when it comes to choosing a favorite, it's nearly impossible! Each guest will be provided with a ticket to vote for their favorite tree, and the winning decorator will be announced on Sunday evening at the close of the Festival.

We are excited to present once again present the magical Santa's Castle.  This year, attendees will be able to walk through and participate in Santa's interactive and magical castle.  You may tour through Santa's Castle, decorate a cookie with Mrs. Claus in the Gingerbread Bakery, create a craft in the Elves' Workshop, write a letter in Santa's Office and visit two of Santa's reindeer outside on Reindeer Point! Be sure to tell Santa your dreams as you meet him at his Majestic Throne!

Don't forget the shopping! Children will also have the opportunity to visit Santa's Secret Shop, where they may purchase (inexpensive) gifts for their family members.  Children can shop with their parents/guardians, or have one of Santa's elves help them make selections.  Santa's Secret Shop is located near Santa's Castle. 

For an additional cost, kids will again have the chance to share Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, November 29th at 9 a.m. in the Bayfront's Great Hall.  Breakfast with Santa is limited to the first 300 guests, so make your reservations, soon!

Raffle tickets will be on sale where you will have the chance to win one of the many decorated gift trees and one of nearly 50 custom gift baskets, each valued at more than $75.

There will be live entertainment to enjoy and a holiday marketplace to help you with your holiday shopping. This event is for all ages and is sure to jump-start the holiday season! All proceeds benefit the Foundation and Children's Miracle Network.  

Click on the links below to learn more about all of the events and details surrounding the 2014 Festival of Trees!


Santa's Castle Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees once again presents Santa's Castle- a must see for all Festival attendees! Attendees can visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their beautiful castle. Attendees will be able to see and interact throughout their North Pole home. This year, children can decorate a cookie in Mrs. Claus' kitchen, mail a letter to Santa from his den, create an ornament and magical reindeer food in the Elves' workshop and color a picture in Santa's train room.


In addition, children will be able to shop for Christmas gifts for their parents or family members while their at the Festival. Make sure to stop by Santa's Secret Shop where a volunteer can help your child pick out (inexpensive) presents for their close loved ones. All gifts are priced between $1-$5. There's something for everyone on their list!

Don't forget! Santa will be brining two of his reindeer to meet! The reindeer will be outside on the Bayfront's back patio. Attendees can get pictures and see Santa's reindeer up close.

There will be a variety of holiday photo opportunities, so please make sure you bring your camera to capture these special moments with you and your children.

Breakfast with SantaFestival of Trees

Saturday, November 29, 2014

9 a.m.

Admission Prices
Adults: $20
Children (12 & under): $15
The price of admission includes:
  • A hot breakfast buffet
  • A personal visit and photo with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Admission to the Gallery of Trees
  • Santa's Castle and the North Pole Experience which include two of Santa's live reindeer! Christmas entertainment and
  • A special Christmas goodie bag!

Light Up Night Festival of Trees

Watch the 2014 Festival of Trees "light up" with holiday magic at the Opening Night Gala. This event features an exclusive first look at the Festival's collection of professionally decorated trees while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres and a champagne toast. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

Opening Night Gala is an adults-only event, and tickets are $25 per person.


Get InvolvedFestival of Trees

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We have plenty of ways for you to join the team!

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Contact Us

Saint Vincent Foundation
Saint Vincent Hospital
232 West 25 Street
Erie, PA 16544
Phone: 814.452.5073
Fax: 814.455.1410