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Festival of Trees

34th Annual Saint Vincent Festival of Trees

Presenting Sponsor

Start the Holiday Season with a Little Magic!
The 2018 Festival of Trees will be held at the Bayfront Convention Center from November 23 through November 25, featuring a gallery of uniquely decorated trees, local entertainment, live reindeer from noon to 5 p.m. each day, holiday displays, and six rooms from Santa’s Castle filled with activities for children to explore. Returning to the event is a teddy bear clinic where families can have a bear examined  by Saint Vincent Hospital’s team of teddy bear specialists. Bring a bear of your own, or take home one of ours with a $10 donation.

Event Hours
Friday, November 23: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, November 24: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, November 25: 10 am – 5 pm

Admission: $10 Adults, $6 Children (12 and under)
*Festival tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Festival Focus

The Trees – Each tree in the gallery is unique in its own way. Guests have the opportunity to vote for their favorite, and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Entertainment – Brett Fallon returns to work his magic to bring the best local entertainment to the main stage during the entire event. If you would like to perform at festival visit:

Click here to register.

Santa's Castle – The six-room interactive castle provides visitors the chance to take a tour through Santa’s home. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a cookie in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, create a craft in the elves' workshop, write a letter in Santa's office, and prepare a reindeer food to sprinkle for Santa’s team! You’ll also have the opportunity to visit with Santa himself!

Teddy Bear Clinic – Make sure teddy is in tip top shape. Start off in triage and let our  specialists fix teddy’s boo-boos. Fever? Belly ache? Broken bones? Saint Vincent teddy bear specialists will make sure everything is ok. Bring a bear of your own OR take home one of ours with a $10 donation.

Breakfast or Lunch with Santa – Enjoy a hot breakfast or lunch buffet, a personal visit and photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a special Christmas goodie bag.
Note: Breakfast/Lunch with Santa Registrations due by Friday November 16.
Saturday, November 24:    9 am or 11:30 am
Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Children (12 and under)
*Admission to Festival of Trees included.
Learn more and register

Reindeer Experience – Some of the reindeer from Santa’s team will be featured indoors from noon to 5 p.m. each day.

Tree Auction – See if your family’s favorite Christmas tree is up for auction! Festival attendees are able to bid on select trees as part of our tree auction! The professionally decorated tree will be delivered to the winner’s door!