About The Festival

The 34th annual Festival of Trees will return Thanksgiving weekend for three days of holiday cheer that benefits the patients, students and programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Family and Gingerbreads

Holiday fun returns! Festival of Trees returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds during Thanksgiving weekend, November 24-26. This three-day holiday celebration benefits the patients, students and programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute and kicks off the most wonderful time of the year. 

Hundreds of designer-decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses will be on sale and displayed throughout the Cow Palace, which will be transformed into a winter wonderland for this festive weekend.

Don't miss all that Festival of Trees has in store, including: 

  • One-of-a-kind, designer-decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses on display and for sale
  • A bevy of silent auction items, ranging from sports memorabilia to family fun packages, to view, easily bid on and track online 
  • Holiday entertainment
  • In-person visits with Santa Claus
  • Artisan vendors selling handmade crafts, novelties, ornaments and gifts 

Kick off the holiday season fun at Festival of Trees! 

Festival of Trees Event Hours:

  • Friday, November 24: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 25: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 26: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Support kids and families at Kennedy Krieger.

Festival of Trees raises much-needed funds to provide services to the more than 27,000 patients and students who turn to Kennedy Krieger Institute each year. Your past support for Kennedy Krieger is so appreciated. Your support this year is more important than ever.  

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Join us for special days at Festival of Trees!

Healthcare and Education Heroes Day: Saturday, November 25
Healthcare workers and educators with a valid employee ID will receive half off the price of one ticket purchased at the box office on November 25!

Hometown Spirit Day: Sunday, November 26
Wear Baltimore Ravens or Orioles apparel when attending Festival of Trees during this special day of hometown spirit!

Ravens photo with Poe and cheerleaders

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Please email us at FestivalofTrees@KennedyKrieger.org if you have any questions.