Pre-Festival Events

Elder Care Day

Elder Care Day is a special preview of the Festival for seniors and other adults living in group, assisted living or nursing homes. Held the week before the Festival opens to the public, this year's Elder Care Day is Thursday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment, shopping in the toy shop and even a visit from Santa.

The Elder Care Day admission fee is $3. Aides and bus drivers also will be charged a $3 admission fee. Reservations are required. 

Reservations will be accepted starting in September.

Five discounted lunch options are available for $7 each. Other items will not be available from the kitchen. Seating for lunch is limited and lunch reservations are required. 

Payment for admission and lunch is due at check-in. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. Make checks payable to Festival of Trees.

Gingerbread cookies will be available for purchase during Elder Care Day.

Please note, Snapshots with Santa and Little Elves' Workshop will be closed on Elder Care Day.

Adults 55 and older are welcome to attend the Festival's Senior Day, Tuesday Nov. 24. There is a reduced admission price but there are no meal discounts or reserved seating arrangements available for groups from an assisted living facility or nursing home.

For more information about Elder Care Day, contact the Festival of Trees at 217-788-4301 or email us.

Elder Care Day 2019 Flickr Album

2019 FOT Elder Care Day

Hover over the photo above, and use the arrows on the side to navigate through the album. If you see a photo you would like to save, click on it, and you will be redirected to the Memorial Health System Flickr account where you can share and download all of the photos from the event.