Festival of Trees to Mark 25 Years of Holiday Cheer This November
BALTIMORE, MD- Now in its 25th year, Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees has become a holiday extravaganza so extraordinary that even Santa and his elves couldn’t have designed a better fantasy world! The largest event of its kind on the East Coast will return to the Maryland State Fairgrounds from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, November 30 with fairyland forests, gingerbread towns, holiday goodies and activities for all ages.
While walking in Festival of Trees’ winter wonderland – complete with more than 700 trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses decorated by local designers, corporations and schools – festival goers will enjoy hourly entertainment and a visit to SantaLand, Santa’s ultimate theme park featuring “reindeer” pony rides, carousel rides, carnival games, train rides, a remote control car racetrack and more. In addition, the Festival of Trees will feature over 100 gift boutiques and a silent auction, making it a great place to kick off the holiday shopping season.
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 support 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, support programs at Kennedy Krieger and give the gift of hope to the thousands of children treated at the Institute.
About Kennedy Krieger Institute
Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents 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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