A local Christmas tradition will be held this week. The 22nd annual Festival of Trees will be Saturday through Tuesday at the Palmer Arena. The theme of this year’s event by OSF HealthCare Sacred Heart Medical Center is Let Heaven and Nature Sing.
Featured attractions include the themed trees and showcases on the arena floor, Elfin Evergreens and Gingerbread Village, Holiday Café, Gingerbread Bakery, Festival Stage, Main Street Raffle House and the Senior Hospitality Area. There will be a variety of special events during the festival including story hour, children’s holiday breakfast, magic shows, family day, rock and roll lunch and more.
General admission tickets and special event tickets are available at the Palmer Arena box office, by phone at (800) 514-3849, or online at palmerarena.com. Prices vary for different events.
Proceeds from the Festival of Trees will assist in providing new 3D mammography equipment for the Women’s Health Center at Sacred Heart Medical Center.