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Festival of Trees 2018

The Baby Fold's 25th Annual Festival of Trees (Presented by Radio Bloomington) is November 16-18 at the Interstate Center in Bloomington. The Festival of Trees is Central Illinois' premier family-centered holiday kick-off event. This holiday extravaganza is a fantastic way to get into the spirit of the season. You’ll experience the wonder of Gingerbread Village with over 80 edible homes on display, you’ll enjoy non-stop entertainment on the main stage, you’ll marvel at the unique celebrity items in Sugarplum Showcase (this year we have items ranging from Blackhawks collectibles to Star War memorabilia to a Rolling Stones guitar!). You can stroll through the Enchanted Forest filled with hundreds of beautiful trees while sipping hot cocoa or coffee or perhaps enjoying a treat from the Cookie Shop or other fabulous food vendors.

Children will delight in the many activities in Jingle Bell Junction where crafts and games run all weekend long. Get in on the fun during our Mission Quest family activity for your chance to win a gorgeous tree that's professionally decorated, and most importantly, bid on all the beautiful holiday décor. Everything you see is for sale. It’s an amazing auction to benefit the programs of The Baby Fold.

VIP Opening Day Breakfast Event (Hurry! These special tickets are limited)

The VIP Opening Breakfast event is Friday, Nov. 16, 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Presented by Normal Calvary UMC and Normal First UMC).

Join your friends and community leaders for fellowship, networking, and special updates from The Baby Fold. Be the first to see the Festival before it opens to the public. Doors will open at 7:00 am to guests with these special tickets. You’ll enjoy breakfast at your leisure and explore the Festival of Trees. President and CEO, Dianne Schultz, will give a short presentation at 8:00 am.

Following the presentation, you can continue to enjoy your private preview of the 25th Annual Festival of Trees. All holiday items are available for purchase. The doors open to the public at 9:00 am *Hurry! These tickets are only available until Monday, November 12 HERE

Avanti's Family Night: Friday 5:30-7:30 pm

Make family memories that last a lifetime! Friday Nov. 16, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. Bring the family for Friday night dinner and stay for the fun!  Local bluegrass band 'New Legacy' will entertain and the sparkling Christmas atmosphere of Festival will get you in the spirit! Tickets are $10 for adults, $4 for children 3-12, and kids under 3 eat for free. General admission for Friday Nov. 16 is included. Tickets available HERE

Breakfast with Santa: 9:00-10:30 am

The kids will love this Saturday Nov. 17, 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
(Presented by Young America Realty) Gather the family and enjoy breakfast by the Christmas trees, an exciting meet and greet with Santa, and a family-friendly performance by 'Julie K'!  Stay to enjoy all that the Festival of Trees has to offer. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 3-12, and kids under 3 are free. General admission for Saturday Nov. 17 is included. Tickets available HERE

Seniors! You're Special!

Friday is SENIOR DAY - Guest ages 55+ enjoy discounted ticket prices, Friday, Nov. 16, 9:00 AM-8:00 PM. The nostalgic look and feel of Christmas abounds during this holiday extravaganza! We hope you'll come to see the live musical performances, as well as take in the beautiful trees, wreaths, centerpieces and more! Tickets are discounted to $5.00 for general admission for ages 55+. Tickets may be purchased in advance HERE or at the door!

For more information visit us at festoftrees.org