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The 37th Annual Holiday Tree Festival

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Every year, more than 200 decorated trees, 85,000 strings of lights, and countless other holiday creations are displayed at the John S. Knight Center to benefit Akron Children’s Hospital. Since its beginning in 1982, the Holiday Tree Festival has raised more than $5.3 million for the hospital's patient care programs, education and research.

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Mark your calendars to join us Nov. 17-25, 2018 at the John S. Knight Center for the 37th annual Holiday Tree Festival presented by the Volunteers of Akron Children's Hospital!

Join us, too, for the 2017 Holiday Tree Festival special events - the Preview Gala and Breakfast with Santa.

The Preview Gala will be held Friday, November 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the John S. Knight Center. For information on reservations, please contact Brittany Costa at bcosta2@akronchildrens.org or 330-543-0325.

This year's Breakfast with Santa events will be held Saturday, November 17 and Saturday, November 24 from 8:30-10 a.m. at the John S. Knight Center.

For more than 30 years, the Holiday Tree Festival has been the volunteers of Akron Children's Hospital's gift to the community. This holiday tradition would not be possible without the support of our many sponsors.

For questions, please contact Akron Children's Hospital Foundation at 330-543-8430.

Be a part of the Holiday Tree Festival

To be part of the 2018 Holiday Tree Festival, simply print the sponsorship form and mail to: Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 137, OH 44309-0137. Please make your check payable to: AKRON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL HOLIDAY TREE FESTIVAL.

For more information about the Holiday Tree Festival, contact:

Mary Leuca 
Chair, Holiday Tree Festival

Vicki Parisi
Akron Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services

Brittany Costa
Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation

To volunteer at the Holiday Tree Festival, contact:

Pat Hetrick
Chair, Volunteer Committee