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Festival of Trees by Kennedy Krieger Institute Inc. 11/26-28/21

  November 26 2021 - November 28 2021

Cow Palace

Festival of Trees presented by the Kennedy Krieger Institute Inc.  A Family Fun Festival located in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. 

The 32nd annual Festival of Trees will return Thanksgiving weekend for three days of holiday cheer that benefits the patients, students and programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

To keep kids and families safe during the continued COVID-19 pandemic, this year's event has been reimagined as an online experience.

You can enjoy Festival of Trees from the comfort of your home, and tickets are FREE for everyone! The event will include an interactive Event Experience Portal, where folks from nearly anywhere can enjoy their favorite Festival of Trees traditions. And we have some new surprises this year, too!

Don't miss all that Festival of Trees has in store, including:

  • One-of-a-kind, designer-decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses on display and for sale online
  • A bevy of silent auction items, ranging from sports memorabilia to family fun packages, to view and easily bid and track online
  • Virtual holiday entertainment, including a performance by the Grammy-nominated band Milkshake
  • Live Q&A events with Santa and Disney princesses
  • Online access to artisan vendors selling handmade crafts, novelties, ornaments and gifts

NEW! Our first-ever Festival of Trees Toy Drive will be held outside at the Maryland State Fairgrounds on Friday, November 26, and Saturday, November 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We’ll be collecting toys for patients and students at Kennedy Krieger. The toy drive drop-off will be a fun event in and of itself, with music, Santa, giveaways and other entertainment that attendees can enjoy from their cars! Each person who drops off a toy will receive a special giveaway as a “thank you” for helping us make the season brighter.

Kick off the holiday season with all this and more at Festival of Trees!

We are excited to share with you all the details to ensure our 32nd annual event is fun for all. Stay tuned—we’ll be announcing more information in the upcoming weeks!

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