Festival of Trees

About Festival

Each year, the Festival adopts a different holiday theme and hundreds of talented A photo from the Festival of Treeslocal 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.

We look forward to seeing you at the 30th annual Festival of Trees. The Festival will be open Saturday, Nov. 23 through Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. Children 2 and under are free. On Senior Day, Tuesday, Nov. 26, admission is $3 for adults 55 years old and older.  Each day, Memorial Health System colleagues receive free admission with ID badge.

Memorial's Festival of Trees Schedule & Santa's Schedule*

Saturday, November 23
Festival 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Santa 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday, November 24
Festival 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Santa 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Monday, November 25
Festival 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Santa 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 26
Festival 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Santa 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Senior Day
$3 admission for adults 55 and older (this day only)

Wednesday, November 27
Festival 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Santa 5 - 8 p.m.

Thursday, November 28
Festival 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Santa 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29
Festival 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Santa 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday, November 30
Festival 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Santa 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 1
Festival 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Santa 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Occasionally, Santa has to feed the reindeer and will be gone for a bit.  Don't worry, he won't take too long.

Print 9-Day Festival Schedule