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Guide to Puget Sound Tree Festivals

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There are several tree festivals benefiting local health and wellness hospitals and services in the Puget Sound region this holiday season. Take a stroll and enjoy the lights and decorations!

Seattle Festival of Trees
November 20 – 30
Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206.621.1700
http://www.seattlefestivaloftrees.com

It’s the 33rd Annual Festival of Trees in Seattle. The grand trees will be on display (and for purchase!) benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Since 1978, the talented members of the Dr. Forrest L. Flashman Guild have presented the Festival of Trees, a display of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, each with its own unique theme and style. A stroll through this time honored tradition marks the beginning of the holiday season for many local families. Each tree is dedicated to a courageous Seattle Children’s patient and is available for pre-purchase or bid.

Festival of Trees raises funds for uncompensated care, which allows Seattle Children’s to provide quality medical care to all children of the Region regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

Festival of Trees
November 24 – 28
Great Wolf Lodge
20500 Old Highway 99 SW
Centralia, WA 98531
360.807.7940

The Providence Health Care Foundation invites you to bring your friends and family to celebrate the holidays at the 21st annual Festival of Trees. Festival of Trees is Providence Centralia Hospital’s largest fundraising event. During the past 21 years it has generated more than $1.8 million to purchase vital health care equipment such as patient lifts and a digital mammography system. It also has to help fund projects such the construction of the Outpatient Infusion
Services suite at the Lewis County Cancer Center.

All proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the purchase of new cardiac and respiratory monitors for the Emergency Department. Call for tickets and information.

Mary Bridge Festival of Trees
December 1 – 4
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98042
253.403.3095
http://www.marybridge.org/fot

This year celebrates the 25th Annual Festival of Trees – “The Spirit of Giving”. During the first week of December, each year, the Festival of Trees brings the sights and sounds of the holidays to the families of Southwestern Washington with a glittering display of approximately 70 exquisitely decorated trees.

Each tree is trimmed with holiday presents, trips and other marvelous gifts. Set in a fairy-tale wonderland with special theme days and events, gift shops, photos with Santa, two elegant evenings of dining and entertainment, and the season’s most exciting auction of trees and wreaths, the Festival truly is the holiday event of the season, including the event’s Gala on Friday, December 2 and Jingle Jam dinner, dance and auction on Saturday, December 3.

The Mary Bridge Festival of Trees is an annual event benefiting Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Center organized by community volunteers, the Tacoma Orthopedic Association and Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation. Go online for tickets and information.

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