Gingerbread Village

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.


Gift Shop

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!

Enchanted Forest

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!

Celebrity Place

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!


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