Volunteers donate uniquely decorated Christmas trees.

Festival of Trees

 The East Coast’s Largest Holiday Spectacular

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees, the most massive and extravagant holiday event on the East Coast, benefits the special-needs children of Kennedy Krieger. It’s held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland.

Festival of Trees

Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees in Maryland
Volunteers donate hand-decorated holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses for the Festival of Trees.

Shoppers selected from over 700 hand-decorated trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses; and they perused more than 100 boutiques packed with gifts and holiday decor.

When they weren’t browsing, they viewed the train garden and gingerbread house display.

Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees' Train Garden
Families enjoy the train garden at the Festival of Trees.
Festival of Trees Trollific Christmas Tree
One of the most original trees at Kennedy Krieger’s Festival of Trees is titled “Have a Trollific Christmas.”
Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees in Maryland
A booth at the Festival of Trees features “Wild Women Pins.”
Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees in Maryland
The Craft of Bethlehem features handmade nativity scenes and religious relics.
Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees in Maryland
Volunteers donate uniquely decorated Christmas trees to support Kennedy Krieger.

The festival featured live entertainment, a carnival with rides, arts and crafts, games, pony rides, and much more. Some competed in a scavenger hunt, while others purchased raffle tickets,  and bid on silent auction items.

Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees Carousel
Kennedy Krieger’s Festival of Trees includes a carnival with rides, crafts, and games.

The event was held the weekend after Thanksgiving at the Timonium Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. It’s the top fundraising event for Kennedy Krieger, and if you didn’t attend this year, please consider a donation.

Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees in Timonium, Md
Shoppers select from two, four, and seven-foot Christmas trees to benefit Kennedy Krieger.

The dates for the 2018 Festival of Trees are November 23 to November 25, and you can reserve your tickets and hotel room now.

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Kennedy Krieger Institute specializes in “disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal system.”  They serve over 16,000 patients annually.

The Festival of Trees benefits an excellent cause and is worth the trip.

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