School Days is a special preview of the Festival for preschool, elementary school and child care groups, held the week before the Festival opens to the public. This year's School Days will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 18.
During School Days, each child will receive one complimentary ride on the train, create a special School Days craft and enjoy a snack with Santa. The following areas of the Festival will not be open during School Days: Boutique, Snapshots with Santa, Entertainment Stage and Holiday Kitchen.
The School Days admission fee is $5 per child. Additional children, including siblings, who wish to participate in School Days activities will also be charged $5. Teachers and bus drivers receive free admission. Parents and other adults accompanying the group will be charged a $3 admission fee. Gingerbread cookies will be available for purchase during School Days for $3 each.
Reservations are required due to limited seating on the train and in the snack area. Reservations are available every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Registration will be available in August.
For more information about School Days, please contact the Festival of Trees at 217-788-4301 or email us.