Thank you to all of our amazing 2021 Designers!

Interested In Participating Next Year?

We are always looking for creative individuals, groups, and organizations to help increase the holiday spirit by designing a tree or wreath for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees!  Designer registration typically opens around Labor Day each year and closes in mid-October, check back later for exact dates.

Creations are considered a donation to the Festival of Trees. Each design will be priced for the public to purchase, thus raising money for the children of Kennedy Krieger Institute. We appreciate your donation immensely during this difficult time.

Designer submissions sell out every year.

For any designer questions, please contact Gabrielle Shifflett at (443) 923-7305 or FestivalOfTrees@KennedyKrieger.org.

To sign up to recieve information on participating as a designer in next year's event, please click here to sign up to recieve updates.

Tree Designers

Want to design a tree? You can choose from two different sizes:

Please note, these guidelines are from our 2021 event.  Guidelines are subject to change.  The dates on these guidelines apply to the Festival of Trees 2021, check back later for exact dates for our 2022 event.

Wreath Designers

Anyone can create a wreath at home to be displayed and sold at Festival of Trees. This is a fun seasonal activity for everyone involved! It’s easy to be a wreath designer at Festival of Trees – you can decorate it at home and just drop off your item at the State Fairgrounds, more details to come. You, as a designer, are responsible for supplying your own artificial or dried wreath and all decorating/display materials. All items should be included as part of the donation to Kennedy Krieger Institute. Costs cover a portion of the administrative cost. 

Wreath Information and Guidelines

Please note, these guidelines are from our 2021 event.  Guidelines are subject to change.  The dates on these guidelines apply to the Festival of Trees 2021, check back later for exact dates for our 2022 event.

Gingerbread Designers

Anyone can create a gingerbread house at home to be displayed and sold at Festival of Trees. This is a fun seasonal activity for everyone involved! It’s easy to be a gingerbread designer at Festival of Trees – you can decorate it at home and just drop off your item at the State Fairgrounds, more details to come. You, as a designer, are responsible for supplying your own gingerbread and all decorating/display materials. All items should be included as part of the donation to Kennedy Krieger Institute. Costs cover a portion of the administrative cost.

Gingerbread Information & Guidelines

Please note, these guidelines are from our 2021 event.  Guidelines are subject to change.  The dates on these guidelines apply to the Festival of Trees 2021, check back later for exact dates for our 2022 event.