Festival of Trees



Join us on Friday, July 26th for Christmas in July! Help our friends at the St. Clair Shores Moose Lodge raise money for the Children’s Hospital!

Festival of Trees, an annual benefit for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, is a special event for the community, coordinated through volunteer efforts and dedicated to funding research into the causes and cures of childhood diseases. These philanthropic funds have been a crucial source of support for innovative pediatric research projects at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan that have advanced the science and practice of pediatric health.

Festival of Trees has evolved into one of the largest fundraising benefits for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Proceeds from this benefit support the Evergreen Endowment Fund held at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Over the past 37 years, Festival of Trees has funded over $25 million in hospital equipment and pediatric research. It has taken the dedication of many volunteers, as well as the generosity of many sponsors, to reach this milestone. This would not have been possible without their support.

The annual event in November draws thousands of visitors, and has become a holiday tradition for people all over southeast Michigan. We are excited to announce that 2024 will be our 40th year! The event will once again take place at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. The event will run from November 24th through December 1st, with our Preview Gala being held on November 23rd.

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Please support our 2023 Event Sponsors

Providing the trees that make our event possible. English Gardens also raises money for the Festival through their open house in November, and provide materials for our gift shop.

Providing the venue for our event for another year. The Performing Arts Center also provides event staff and items for our auction.

A proud sponsor of Festival of Trees for over 30 years! Palmer Moving also stores crates during the off season, handles logistics to and from the venue, and delivers trees after the event.

The Children’s Foundation works collaboratively to improve the health and well-being of children and their families through fundraising, grant-making, and advocacy, The Children’s Foundation enables researchers and community organizations to identify and implement innovations capable of advancing children’s health and wellness. Their vision is a Michigan where all children have equitable opportunities to lead healthy lives.

Click here for more information on the important work of The Children’s Foundation

Festival of Trees is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.