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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree… Don’t Miss the 41st Annual Festival of Trees

Nov 15, 2019

The holidays are fast approaching and that means it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Seattle! Perhaps one of our most beloved ways to celebrate the season is the Festival of Trees. Benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Festival of Trees is a beautiful way to ring in the holidays for a great cause. Get all the details at: or read below for the highlights. All events take place at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Downtown Seattle.

Seattle Festival of Trees Gala

November 23 5-9pm

The Festival of Trees kicks off with a grand gala and auction- a way to raise funds for this valuable cause. Mingle with friends amongst the trees (many of which will be for sale), enjoy entertainment, a live band, live and silent auctions and a festive dinner. Buy tickets here.


November 24, 1-4pm

Bring on the holiday spirit! This free family-friendly event features holiday storytellers sharing Christmas books, Santa photos, choirs singing carols, holiday shopping, homemade cookies, the tree display, and a special opening of the Teddy Bear Suite. You may even have a Santa sighting! Get details here.

Tree Display

November 23- December 4

The magical tree display is at the center of the Festival of Trees.  Each year trees are designed and decorated to the nines with a theme in mind. View them online, or walk through the display November 23rd through December 4th.  Trees are available for purchase, and will be delivered on December 5th along with an inspiring storyboard detailing one Seattle Children’s patient’s journey. Themes this year include “Hats Off to the Holidays”, “Beary Elegant Christmas”, “101 Christmas Wishes” and “Holidays on the Sound.” Get a preview and purchase a tree here.

The Teddy Bear Suite and The Gingerbread House

November 29 through December 26

The enchantment continues with the Teddy Bear Suite and the Gingerbread House. Each year guests can stroll through a hotel suite turned teddy bear wonderland, designed by professional designer Kevin Bradford, as well as a life-sized Gingerbread House in the Fairmont lobby. These magical spaces are sure to bring out the child in everyone. Walk-throughs are free, though donations are suggested and appreciated.

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