The festival’s hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 18, Nov.
20-22 and Nov. 24-25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 26; and 4-8
p.m. Nov. 23(Thanksgiving Day).
Admission for Memorial’s Festival of Trees, with the theme of
“Skates, Sleds and Snow,” is free for children 2 and younger. Senior
citizens who are 65 and older receive a reduced admission on
Tuesday, Nov. 21, which is designated as Senior Day.
“The holiday season holds different meanings for so many people,”
said Elena Kezelis, executive director of the Memorial Medical
Center Foundation, which organizes the festival. “Our wish is that
the many families and visitors who visit Memorial’s Festival of
Trees will get caught up in the spirit of the season as they take in
all of the creative and colorful displays.”
Visitors will see more than 200 decorated trees and wreaths and the
return of festival attractions, including the Gingerbread Village,
Boutique, Little Elves’ Workshop, Candy Cane Express Train and
Children and adults can have their photos taken with Santa for $5 if
parents or guardians take their own photo or $7, which includes a
frame for the photo.
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Santa’s hours are:
Saturday, Nov. 18: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 19: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 20, through Wednesday, Nov. 22: 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 23: 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 26: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During its 27 years, Memorial’s Festival of Trees has raised more than $4.6
million for health-related projects and programs for Memorial Health System and
the Springfield community.
Last year, more than 35,000 visitors attended Memorial’s Festival of Trees. The
event is underwritten by PNC.
For more information about Memorial’s Festival of Trees, contact the Memorial
Medical Center Foundation at (217) 788-4700 or visit MemorialsFestivalOf