2019 Festival of Trees Plans Announced

2019 Festival of Trees Celebrates 35 Years of Giving

DETROIT, MichiganThe 35th Annual Festival of Trees, a benefit for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, returns to the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center November 24th through December 1st.

The Festival of Trees is a public display of spectacular professionally designed 7’ and 5’ holiday trees, tabletop trees, wreaths and other holiday gift shop items that are sold to raise funds for pediatric research.

“The Festival of Trees Event Committee and Board of Directors are thrilled to once again have English Gardens join the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center and Palmer Moving & Storage as Event Sponsors for our 35th year. We are looking forward to another successful holiday festival” says Event Director, Theresa Diefenbach.

“We are excited to have fabulous designers showcase their creative talent, providing a beautiful atmosphere for families that consider Festival of Trees the official start to the holiday season” said Diefenbach.

The 35th Annual Festival of Trees kicks off with an elegant Preview Gala on Saturday, November 23rd. VIP tickets ($125 per person) feature early admission at 6:30 PM, a wristband that will allow entrance into the new Sky Lounge, open bar and heavy appetizers.  Patron tickets ($75) feature admission at 7:30 PM, cash bar, and light appetizers in the ballroom.  All guests will enjoy a silent auction, fabulous sweets and treats along with live entertainment by the Blue Water Kings.

Preview Gala tickets available at www.fot.org

Festival of Trees will then open to the public on Sunday November 24th at 2:00 PM and run through December 1st.  Admission for adults: $5.00. Children (ages 3-16): $3.00, Under 2, no charge.

On Tuesday, November 26th, Festival of Trees will be honoring our Veterans and men and women in the Armed Forces by offering them free admission. 

Our wonderful sponsor English Gardens will also be on site in the afternoon to do a fun craft that everyone can participate in.

The 2019 Festival of Trees event is held at:
The Ford Community & Performing Arts Center:
15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126

General admission tickets are available at the door.  Group ticket sales (groups of 10 or more) are available by contacting Theresa Diefenbach before November 1st, at 734-748-3822

On Sunday, November 3rd, all English Gardens stores will kick off the holiday season with their annual Christmas Open House. A portion of the sales will be donated to Festival of Trees.

About the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation:
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, an initiative of The Children’s Foundation, seeks to make a significant, lasting and positive impact on children’s health through three primary areas:  groundbreaking pediatric medical research, innovative community benefit programs and advanced medical education at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.   Funding provided supports vital projects, programs and research that advance the health and wellness of children and families.  To learn more, visit www.chmfoundation.org/support.

About The Children’s Foundation:
The Children’s Foundation, an independent community foundation for children, is the largest funder dedicated solely to advancing the health and wellness of children in the state of Michigan and beyond. 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.  Since 2011, the Foundation has distributed more than 52 million dollars in grant funding to more than 66 partners throughout the state. Current initiatives of The Children’s Foundation include, Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation, The Jamie Daniels Foundation, Healing Kids Foundation and the Paul W. Smith Golf Classic. Current areas of focus for the Foundation include mental health, nutritional wellness, abuse and neglect, oncology and cardiology research and injury prevention. Learn more at www.YourChildrensFoundation.org.