All the great entertainment happens on the Main Stage at Festival! To see what groups and talented individuals will be performing throughout the event, see our Main Stage Entertainment and Special Events schedule!
Gingerbread Village, presented by Illinois Prairie Community Foundation and Tom and Ellen Howe, provides some of the best sights and smells at the Festival of Trees. Icing snow and icicles, shredded wheat roofs and candy cane doorways all come together in a beautiful and tasty display of gingerbread artistry.
Once you have purchased your tree, don’t forget to do a little Christmas shopping on the way out. The gift shop is full of local vendors and many other items for sale that will help trim that list. We also have the Family and Consumer Science baked goods that you will not be able to resist!
Although there is definitely something for everyone at the Festival of Trees, we don’t want to forget the real reason people come to see us – it is certainly to take in all of the beautiful 4 foot and 7 foot trees! Whether you plan to bid on your favorite tree, or purchase a tree at our ever popular “angel price” (buy-it-now), the Enchanted Forest has many to choose from. Keep in mind that we sold every single 7 foot tree last year, so do not miss your chance! While you support The Baby Fold, you can leave with a lasting memory your family can gather around for years to come!
A collection of rare items and memorabilia from celebrities near and far as well as unique decorations for holidays throughout the year! We can’t wait to see what rare celebrity items will be available for bidding this year! You will get a glimpse of Hollywood and your own brush with fame!
A special area for kids of all ages, featuring crafts, face painting, games, entertainment, snowball fights and much more. Let the kids burn off some steam after taking in the trees! Take a look at the Jingle Bell Junction Activities schedule!
BraiZe will be returning to The Baby Fold’s 2016 Festival of Trees!
They will be located in the West Expo Building during the following dates and times:
Friday, November 18 11:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, November 19 11:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday, November 20 11:00am – 3:00pm