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What Is The Baby Fold's Festival of Trees, Anyway?

Beyond the twinkling lights, the gingerbread houses and the handmade gifts, the Festival of Trees is a beautiful way to give... to help The Baby Fold provide assistance to children and families who need help.

Presented by hundreds of volunteers, this community event benefits the many services of The Baby Fold. The festival raised over a million dollars in the past 22 years. Last year we raised $230,537, surpassing our fundraising goal of $225,000. We have set the bar a little higher and hope to raise $235,000 this year!

Join us at the 2015 Festival of Trees November 20-22.  It’s a joyful way to welcome the holidays with family and friends!

Throughout the festival, you can:
  - bid on beautifully decorated  
    trees wreaths and gingerbread
  - shop for gifts and holiday 
    treasures at our Gift Shop
  - visit Celebrity Place to bid on
    memorabilia from sports teams
    and Hollywood stars
  - bring the kids to the Jingle Bell

Fun-filled special events include:
Thursday, November 19
  - Opening Night Kick-Off, 6-9 p.m.
    $75 advance ticket purchase

Friday, November 20
  - Senior Day, admission discount
    for those 62 and older. Speaker
    from PATH will discuss senior
    scams from 11-11:45 a.m.
  - Avanti’s Family Night, 5-7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 21
  - Breakfast with Santa, 9-10:30 a.m.
  - Twin City Trivia Night,
     5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 22
  - HOPE Church Worship Service,
    10 a.m.
  - Auction closes at 2 p.m.
  - Festival closes at 4 p.m.

To purchase tickets, visit www.festoftrees.org



Opening Night: It’s a Sneak Peek on November 19

Join the fun at the Opening Night kick off party for the 22nd annual Festival of Trees on November 19 from
6-9 p.m. The 2015 Festival has a fresh new look, and your $75 ticket gives you:

* early access to bidding on
  decorated trees, wreaths &
  gingerbread houses

* early access to the Gift Shop

* delicious foods from 10
   popular local restaurants,
: Biaggi's, Baxters,
   HyVee Market Grille,
   Reality Bites, DESTIHL, Sugar
   Mama Bakery, Kelly’s Bakery
   and Café, Bloomington Area
   Career Center, Joe’s Station
   House Pizza and Parke
   Regency Hotel

Advance ticket purchase is required for Opening Night. Go to www.festoftrees.org for tickets

Children Under 3 Are Free

Twin City Trivia Night Livens Up The Festival!

Trivia buffs will gather for a lively competition during Trivia Night at the Festival of Trees on Saturday, November 21 from
5:30-7:30 p.m. Gather your trivia-loving friends and purchase a table for 8 for $200, or you may sign up individually for $25.  Tickets include pizza and soda for each table, and door prizes for some lucky winners.  All proceeds benefit The Baby Fold. You can sign up at: www.festoftrees.org or contact Melissa Engel at mengel@thebabyfold.org


Festival Fun For Kids of All Ages!

It’s a family affair at the Festival of Trees. Kids of all ages can participate in the Jingle Bell Junction, with face-painting, crafts and maybe even a sighting of Santa Claus! The Jingle Bell Junction is always open during festival hours from Friday through Sunday, and there is no extra charge for for these fun activities.

Singer Julie K will be performing at Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, November 21 from
9-10:30 a.m. Julie K is an award-winning creator of original children’s music. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-8, and can be purchased at www.festoftrees.org

Kids also love the Gingerbread Village, and shopping for gifts at the festival Gift Shop!



BraiZe Restaurant Joining Festival of Trees

There’s so much to see and do at the Festival of Trees—plan to stay a while! When you get hungry, you can try the delicious food from BraiZe Restaurant, and 10% of the proceeds will go directly to The Baby Fold. Sandwiches, snacks and treats will be available for purchase during these lunch and dinner hours:

Friday     11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
                 5-7:30 p.m.

Sandwiches Include:

Rocky: House Made Italian Beef, Mozzarella, and Giardiniera

Rasta-4-Eye: Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Bacon, Ludwig Swiss, Romaine Lettuce, w/ Reggae Sauce

Royale w/ Cheese: Grade A Beef, Ludwig Swiss and Cheddar, Green Pepper, Onion, w/ House Thousand Island Dressing

Humm-V: House Made Hummus, Pickled Vegetables, Romaine, w/ Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

Grilled Cheese: Ludwig Swiss and Cheddar Cheese

Drinks, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Extra Chips, Pickle for purchase