Festival of Trees public events

Providence Festival of Trees 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 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 The Medford Radiological Group / Oregon Advanced Imaging
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.

Holiday Café
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.

Sponsored by Professional Credit Service
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.

A Musical Evening with Siskiyou Violins
The Siskiyou Violins have once again graciously agreed to perform during the evening public event on Saturday, Dec. 5. Siskiyou Violins is a group of exceptionally talented young violin students from southern Oregon and northern California. Originally born from a handful of advanced violin students of local instructor Faina Podolnaya, the group has grown to become an independent nonprofit organization. Currently, more than 50 students ranging in age from 3-years-old through the late teens make up the advanced and juniors ensembles.

Come enjoy an evening of music with Siskiyou Violins beginning at 6:30 p.m Saturday, Dec. 5. To learn more about this group of young musicians, visit www.siskiyouviolins.org.

Raffle Items 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
  • The Umpqua Bank Entertainment Tree
  • The Wells Fargo Disney Tree
  • Children’s Dollhouse designed by Michael McDermott
  • Christmas with Q100.3 and Real Deals

Ticket Price: $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00
Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the Festival of Trees event. The winning tickets will be drawn on Sunday, December 6 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

Now in its sixth year, the 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, held on Friday, Dec. 4, 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.