Portland Festival of Trees public events

Public Events

Providence Festival of Trees offers holiday fun for the whole family regardless of age or ability. Wander through and wonder as you survey more than 80,000 lights on over 25 full-size, exquisitely decorated trees. Create holiday photo memories with Santa, decorate a cookie, make a craft, linger at the Lego display and much more. There is always something fun for everyone at the Festival of Trees!

Schedule

Event open to the public
Friday, Dec. 2
10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Audiences of all ages

Saturday, Dec. 3
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Audiences of all ages

Tickets

Tickets available online or at the door.
  • $10 for adults
  • $9 for senior citizens
  • $8 for children (ages 3-12)
  • Children 2 and under are admitted for free with an adult
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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.

If you have any questions about the group ticket request form please contact Festival@providence.org.


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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

Trees. The festival owes much of its success to the many decorators who create these one-of-a-kind items.  Festival trees are 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.

Activities

Mrs. Claus' Kitchen

Decorate a holiday cookie for someone special! Mrs. Claus opens her kitchen for festival guests this year. Stop by and make something magical. Mrs. Claus' Kitchen is sponsored by Pacific Foods.

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Teddy Bear Hospital

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 and the operating room helps to 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.The Teddy Bear Hospital is sponsored by Metro West.

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Portland LEGO® User Group Train Display

Don't miss the LEGO® and train display designed by PortLUG (Portland LEGO® User Group) at Providence Festival of Trees. The display will feature familiar scenes of Portland, including food carts, a farmers' market and the Max train. In addition holiday-themed scenes will be hidden among the display such as a Christmas tree farm and Santa delivering presents. The Lego/Train display is sponsored by JRJ Architects llc..
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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

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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. Photos with Santa are sponsored by Providence Federal Credit Union.
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Raffle tree

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. 

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.

North Pole Info Booth

Stop by the North Pole Info Booth to pick up your program and other information on your visit to the festival. Don’t miss the Festival Tree Scavenger Hunt. Completed forms can be turned in at the Info Booth to be entered to win great prizes. The North Pole Info Booth is sponsored by Milliman.
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