Become a Designer

We are always looking for creative individuals, groups, and organizations to help increase the holiday spirit by designing a tree, wreath or gingerbread house for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees!  Designer registration will open on Monday, September 12, 2022, and close in mid-October or when Designer submissions sell out (whichever comes first.)

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. In appreciation for the donation, each registered designer will receive (6) All-Access Tickets to this year’s Festival of Trees! (Please note, this year tickets will be distributed per registered designer and not per item as in past years.)

All trees, wreaths, and gingerbread designer spots are on a first come, first served basis. Please register early as space is limited and certain items will sell out!

Please read the Festival of Trees Designer Contract carefully, as well as the specific item guidelines below.

For any designer questions, please contact Kaylee Franc at FestivalOfTrees@KennedyKrieger.org.

Tree Designers

Trees can be decorated with any style or theme you choose, so let your imagination run wild! Designers will be responsible for providing all decorating and display materials for their tree(s). Kennedy Krieger Institute will provide all artificial trees and tree stands (these trees and stands must be used; no substitutions allowed). Tree decorating will take place on-site at the Cow Palace on Saturday, November 19 through Monday, November 21, 2022. 
 

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

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 on Saturday, November 19 through Monday, November 21, 2022, 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. Registration fees cover a portion of the administrative cost.  

Wreath Information and Guidelines

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 on Saturday, November 19 through Monday, November 21, 2022, 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. Registration fees cover a portion of the administrative cost. 

Gingerbread Information & Guidelines

Registration Fees

The following registration fees are required for anyone choosing to decorate a tree, wreath or gingerbread house and must be paid at the time of registration. Please note the registration fee offsets a portion of the cost of the trees and administrative costs to the Institute. 

 

Item 

Registration Fee 

7-Foot Tree (limit 1 per designer) 

$35.00 

4-Foot Tree (limit 1 per designer) 

$20.00 

2-Foot Tree (limit 4 per designer 

$5.00 

Wreath (Limit 4 per designer 

$5.00 

Gingerbread House 

$5.00 

 

Designer Registration will open on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 9am.

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