It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees is near! The East Coast’s largest holiday extravaganza, also known as Santa’s theme park, will return to the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26. Fairyland forests, a gingerbread town, a toy train garden, shopping, holiday activities and entertainment for all ages!
Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees is a three-day holiday-themed festival held to raise funds for research, treatment, education and community programs at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. The focal point of the event is the holiday décor which features more than 600 spectacular holiday trees, wreaths, and gingerbread houses created by local designers, artists, organizations and community groups. Additional attractions include live holiday entertainment, more than 100 season merchants, children’s craft and game area, magical carousel, “reindeer” pony rides and, of course, Santa!
Proceeds from Festival of Trees directly benefit Kennedy Krieger, appropriately marking the beginning of the holiday season by giving the gift of hope to the thousands of children treated at the Institute.
Advance General Admission is $13 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children age 5-12, and free for children 4 and under.
Festival Web Site: www.festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org
About Kennedy Krieger Institute
Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 18,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis. For more information on Kennedy Krieger Institute, visit www.kennedykrieger.org.
Photos by Jason Putsche Photography