Providence Festival of Trees Public Events-Medford
Visit with Santa Claus!
Sponsored by S & B James Construction Management
Santa Claus will welcome children during all hours of public events (except for brief breaks to feed his reindeer). A photo of your child(ren) with Santa will be available for $5. There is no charge to visit with Santa or take pictures with your own camera.
The Holiday Store
Sponsored by Murphy Company
The Holiday Store offers candy, children's books, toys, collectible Santa’s, gift items and traditional holiday decorations. The store will be open during all hours of public events.
Teddy Bear Hospital
Sponsored by Providence Medical Group
Children 12 and under are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear for a full checkup. Both the child and their bear will learn about health and hospitals in a safe, “no poke” environment from real doctors, nurses and caregivers. Using a radiological image box, children will be able to see their bear’s heart, an image of their bear’s broken bone, have their bear’s arm bandaged and learn more about what it’s like to be cared for at a hospital. Their journey through the checkup process will help build confidence and alleviate fears of the unknown. Bears will be available for purchase for $5.00 and personal teddy bears are welcome.
Sponsored by Black Rock Coffee
With so many trees to see, entertainers to watch on stage, shopping to do at the holiday store, caring for your teddy bear and visiting with Santa one is surely to get thirsty and hungry. Stop by the Holiday Café and purchase a snack.
The Kids Shop
Sponsored by Cascade Wood Products
Geared specifically for kids 12 and under to shop on their own to find gifts for their loved ones. Items will be priced between $2.00 - $10.00 and happy helpers will be there to help kids find the perfect gift for the ones they love! To keep prices down, we welcome and local store that would like to donate items to the store. The store will be open during all hours of public events.
Sponsored by Professional Credit Service
As you enter, have some fun with the interactive floor display. Walk, skip or run through the snowflakes and watch as they scatter on the floor. Fun for all to enjoy
Providence Festival of Trees is a labor of love and commitment by hundreds of people who invest their time, talents and energy into helping create Christmas magic, truly making the Festival a community celebration. The Public Event Entertainment each year enhances the holiday atmosphere for all who attend. Please check the Entertainment page for an updated schedule of performances.
Be sure to purchase tickets for the popular, annual Festival of Trees raffle items:
- Holiday Table Setting sponsored by Dr. David and Libia Trask and Ryan Trask
- Entertainment Tree
- The Wells Fargo Disney Tree
- Children’s Dollhouse designed by Michael McDermott
- Christmas with Q100.3 and Real Deals
Ticket Price: $5.00 per ticket
Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the Festival of Trees event. The winning tickets will be drawn on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Must be eighteen years or older to purchase tickets. You do not need to be present to win. Value of prize is taxable income.
An Evening of Giving
Providence Festival of Trees Evening of Giving reaches out to children and families who may not be able to afford to attend the Festival nor experience the joys of the holidays. The event is closed to the public and attendees must have a ticket. All tickets are given to a number of family focused nonprofit organizations in our community which then distribute the tickets to their clients, many of whom are foster children.
In addition to viewing the wonderland of decorated trees, children who attend the event enjoy visits with Santa; free food, drinks and ice cream; games, activities and prize drawings. Each child also takes home a gift bag of goodies that include things many of us take for granted: toothbrushes, candy and treats, gift certificates, small stuffed animals and fun holiday gifts.
To learn how you can help warm the hearts of children during the holidays through the Evening of Giving event, please call the Providence Community Health Foundation office at 541-732-5193.