Portland Festival of Trees public events

Public Events

Providence Festival of Trees is the premier holiday event in Portland. Stroll through our village streets as you survey more than 80,000 lights on 25 or more full-size, exquisitely decorated trees. Create holiday memories by having a photo with Santa. Kids can capture the holiday fun by creating crafts in Santa’s workshop. There is always something fun for everyone at the Festival of Trees.

Schedule

Event open to the public
Friday, Dec. 5
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Audiences of all ages

Saturday, Dec. 6
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Audiences of all ages


Tickets

Available for purchase only at the door.
  • $6 for adults
  • $5 for senior citizens
  • $4 for children (ages 3-12)
  • Children 2 and under are admitted for free with an adult

Groups

Groups of all ages are welcome at the Festival of Trees. Each year hundreds of honored seniors from area care centers, school groups, day care centers and children's groups with special needs are welcomed to this holiday tradition. Ticket requests coming soon!

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Directions and parking

All events will be held at the Oregon Convention Center, Hall A. For your convenience, consider riding MAX to the Oregon Convention Center from one of the metro-area Park & Ride locations.

Trees and holiday displays

A timeless and ageless tradition for everyone, Providence Festival of Trees will dazzle you with more than 100 elaborately decorated Christmas trees, mini-trees, wreaths and holiday displays.

Trees
. The festival owes much of its success to the many decorators who create these one-of-a-kind items. Decorator teams are employees of sponsoring companies, members of local clubs and organizations, and employees and volunteers of Providence Health & Services. Many of the trees glow with 2,500 to 12,000 lights and include gift packages ranging from exotic trips to collectible toys for all ages. Each tree is auctioned off at the gala dinner and auction to benefit Providence Health & Services. Learn more about our beneficiary.

Mini-trees, wreaths and decorations
. Holiday decorating wouldn't be the same without a wreath on the door or above the mantel. These fantastic pieces along with other unique decorations can be found on display. Gather ideas for your own holiday décor.

Vote for your favorite tree
. Pick up your ballot at the festival information booth and vote for your favorite tree. The winners will be announced each day at the festival.

Activities

Beautiful trees ... and so much more to do! The lights and decorations on the trees will dazzle you, but there's so much more to do at the festival.

Mrs. Claus' Kitchen
Sponsored by:Fred Meyer
Decorate a holiday cookie for someone special! Mrs. Claus opens her kitchen for festival guests this year. Stop by and make something magical.


Teddy Bear Hospital
Sponsored by: Metro West Ambulance
Children age 12 and under are invited to visit the Teddy Bear Hospital – a fun, interactive place where they learn about their health and hospitals in a safe, "no pokes" environment from real doctors, nurses and caregivers. Each child will receive a free teddy bear as they are "admitted" to the hospital. Their journey through the ambulance, the emergency room, the operating room and the doctor's office check up help build confidence and alleviate fears. Their "patient" teddy bear is theirs to take home and treasure this holiday season and for years to come. Personal teddy bears are welcome and encouraged at Teddy Bear Hospital.


Santa's Workshop
Santa’s Workshop could use a few more elves this year, so stop by and make a special gift for your loved one. This hands-on feature of the festival offers guests a variety of activities. Crafts will vary each session to match our elves with an age-appropriate project.


Photos with Santa
Sponsored by: Providence Federal Credit Union
Santa Claus himself will be on hand to help at this year's festival. Photos with Santa are available for just $10. Personal cameras are welcome.


Raffle tree
Sponsored by: Fred Meyer
Everyone has an opportunity to take home one of the festival's amazing trees. A $5 ticket provides the chance to win a tree decked out with treasures for the entire family.


Entertainment on the main stage
Community music groups, dance troupes and other performing acts add spirit and excitement to the festival. The festival offers one of the few public performance stages during the holiday season. Please note there will be live entertainment on Saturday, December 6 only.

Light Up a Life Tree
Memories of loved ones can light up our lives throughout the year. Your contribution to Light Up a Life will help Providence meet the needs of hospice patients and their families while giving you a heartfelt way to pay tribute to a loved one. The name of the person you are celebrating will be written on a heart-shaped ornament and placed on the Light Up a Life tree at the festival. After the event, ornaments will be transferred to the tree at the hospital you designate. The name of the person you are celebrating will be read as part of a ceremony at the hospital you have selected.

Information Center
Stop by the Information Center for a program and for information on your visit to festival.