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Saint Vincent Hospital

Festival of Trees

33rd Annual Saint Vincent Festival of Trees

Start the Holiday Season with a Little Magic!
The 2017 Festival of Trees will be held at the Bayfront Convention Center from November 24 through November 26, featuring a gallery of uniquely decorated trees, local entertainment, live reindeer during select hours, holiday displays, and six rooms from Santa’s Castle filled with activities for children to explore. New to the event is a teddy bear clinic where, with a $10 donation, families can have a their new teddy bear examined  by Saint Vincent Hospital’s team of teddy bear specialists.

Event Hours
Friday, November 24:        10 am – 8 pm
Saturday, November 25:    10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, November 26:    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 27, 2017.

Entertainment – Brett Fallon returns to work his magic to bring the best local entertainment to the main stage during the entire event.

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 – With a donation on $10, make sure teddy is in tip top shape prior to bringing your new companion home. 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.

Breakfast with Santa – Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, a personal visit and photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a special Christmas goodie bag. 
Hours: 
Saturday, November 25:    9 am 
Sunday, November 26:    9 am
Admission: $20 Adults, $15 Children (12 and under)
*Admission to Festival of Trees included.
Learn more and register

Reindeer Experience – Donner and Blitzen will be featured indoors daily during select hours. 

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!