Festival Of Trees: Bringing The North Pole To Maryland

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November 27, 2015
Kennedy Krieger Institute’s annual fundraiser returns for a three-day holiday extravaganza.

BALTIMORE, MD - Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s kicking off the most wonderful time of the year with Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees! The East Coast’s largest holiday-themed festival will return to the Maryland State Fairgrounds from Friday, November 27 to Sunday, November 29, with decorated trees, a gingerbread town, shopping, endless holiday activities and non-stop entertainment for children of all ages!

The Festival of Trees winter wonderland will feature more than 700 trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses decorated by local designers, corporations and schools. While wandering through the holiday spectacular, festivalgoers will enjoy live hourly entertainment and SantaLand, Santa’s ultimate theme park complete with “reindeer” pony rides, carousel rides, carnival games, train rides, a remote control car racetrack and more! And, with more than 100 gift boutiques and a silent auction, Festival of Trees is a one-stop shop to mark off everything on your holiday gift list.

Attendees and Institute supporters can also start their own online Happy Holidays FUNdraising page to raise money for Kennedy Krieger. For every $10 raised to help the children and families of the Institute, supporters will receive one free ticket to Festival of Trees.

The raffle at this year’s Festival of Trees features $2,500 in cash prizes. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $2 at the event or online at www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org

Proceeds from Festival of Trees, presented by BB&T, directly benefit Kennedy Krieger, appropriately marking the beginning of the holiday season by giving the gift of hope to the thousands of children treated at the Institute each year.

About Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and young adults with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 20,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.

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