Festival of Tees Public Events-Medford
Visit with Santa Claus!
Sponsored by Macy's, Santa Claus will welcome children during all hours of public events (except for brief breaks when Santa must 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
The Holiday Store offers candy, children's books, toys, collectible Santas, gift items and traditional holiday decorations. The store will be open during all hours of public events.
Teddy Bear Hospital
Children 12 and under are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear for a full checkup. Children and their bears will learn about health and hospitals in a safe, "no poke" environment from real doctors, nurses and caregivers. Using an X-ray 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 what it's like to be cared for at a hospital. Bears will be available for purchase for $5.00, and personal teddy bears are welcome.
GoodBean Coffee's Holiday Café
Be sure to visit award-winning GoodBean Coffee's Holiday Café. There will be something for everyone … Peppermint Patty Hot Cocoa, Santa's Special Apple Cider, Merry Midnight Coffee and Dreamy Decaf. Holiday treats, organic homemade soups, and gourmet ham and havarti cheese croissants will be available for purchase in partnership with the Artisan Bakery.
Providence Festival of Trees is a labor of love and commitment by hundreds of people who invest their time, talents and energy to create Christmas magic. They truly make the festival a community celebration. The public event entertainment always enhances the holiday atmosphere. Please check the Entertainment page for an updated schedule of performances.
A Musical Evening with Siskiyou Violins
Siskiyou Violins, a group of exceptionally talented young violin students from southern Oregon and northern California, has graciously agreed to perform during the evening public event on Saturday, Dec. 6. Originally born from a handful of advanced violin students of local instructor Faina Podolnaya, the group has grown to become an independent nonprofit organization. More than 50 students ranging from preschool through college age make up the advanced and junior ensembles.
Come enjoy an evening of music with Siskiyou Violins beginning at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. To learn more about these young musicians, visit www.siskiyouviolins.org.
Be sure to purchase tickets for the popular, annual Festival of Trees raffle items:
- Holiday Table Setting
- The Entertainment Tree
- The Wells Fargo Disney Tree
- Home for the Holidays with Fred Meyer Display
- A Rustic Christmas with Q100.3, Real Deals and Black Bird
Raffle ticket price: $2 each or 3 tickets for $5
Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the Festival of Trees event. Winning tickets will be drawn at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec., 7. You must be 18 or older to purchase raffle tickets. You do not need to be present to win. Value of prize is taxable income.
An Evening of Giving
Now in its sixth year, the Providence Festival of Trees Evening of Giving is designed especially for children and families who cannot afford to attend the festival or experience many holiday joys. The event, held on Friday, Dec. 5, is closed to the public, and attendees must have a ticket. All tickets are given to 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 can enjoy visits with Santa; free food, drinks and ice cream; and games, activities and prize drawings. Each child will also take home a gift bag that includes things we often take for granted: toothbrushes, candy and treats, gift certificates, small stuffed animals and fun holiday gifts.
To learn how you can warm the hearts of children this holiday season, please call Providence Community Health Foundation at 541-732-5193.