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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 $6 million for the hospital's patient care programs, education and research.

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Thanks to the dedication of the hundreds of volunteers who made it possible and the overwhelming support of the community, the 2018 Holiday Tree Festival raised $312,000 to support patient care programs at Akron Children’s Hospital!

We hope you’ll join us for the 38th annual Holiday Tree Festival at the John S. Knight Center Nov. 23 - Dec. 1, 2019. If you’re interested in decorating and donating a tree, wreath or holiday gift for the 2019 event, contracts will be available here starting August 1.

Holiday Tree Festival Contract Guidelines

  • All contracts to enter a tree, wreath or holiday gift into the Holiday Tree Festival will be posted August 1 and remain open through September 25 or until the limit of entries is reached, whichever comes first.
  • It’s never too early to start planning! Now is a great time to start thinking of your entry’s title and decorative theme, you’ll need that information to fill out your contract.
  • All items staged on or near your tree will be delivered to or picked up by the new lucky owner.
  • To ensure safe delivery to their new home, trees cannot exceed 7 feet tall, including the topper.
     

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteers greet the public, help sell holiday items and raffle tickets, and assist kids with writing letters to Santa or creating get well cards for the patients at Akron Children’s. 
  • Forms to sign up to volunteer at the Holiday Tree Festival will be posted September 1 and remain open through the Festival.
  • For questions regarding volunteering, please contact Volunteer Committee Chair Pat Hetrick at pah1948@aol.com

Sponsorship Opportunities

To be part of the Holiday Tree Festival, simply print the sponsorship form and mail to:

Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 137
Akron, OH 44309-0137

Please make your check payable to: AKRON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL HOLIDAY TREE FESTIVAL.

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

More Information/Contact Us

For more information about the Holiday Tree Festival, contact:

Vicki Parisi
Akron Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services
330-543-8425
vparisi@akronchildrens.org

Brittany Costa
Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation
330-543-0325
bcosta2@akronchildrens.org