Traditionally, the Festival adopts a different holiday theme and hundreds of talented local designers transform the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds into a winter wonderland of ornate trees, wreaths and displays.
The nine-day event features more than 300 designed items; a centerpiece and gingerbread structure silent auction; an elaborate hand-crafted Gingerbread Village; the Candy Cane Express Train; the Little Elves' Workshop craft area; Snapshots with Santa; a toy shop; a sock skating rink; hand-decorated gingerbread cookies; and entertainment featuring musical performances. This year, due to continued COVID-19 precautions, the Festival of Trees is going virtual.
Please join us virtually starting on Saturday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 to view this year's designed trees and wreaths.
New this year
Virtual coloring book including Flat Santa printable
Festival of Trees apparel store