2016 Festival of Trees kicks off with an opening night VIP Preview Gala on December 2nd.

It is free and open to the public December 3rd and 4th.

This year Festival of Trees is held in the Albuquerque Convention Center in Ballrooms A, B and C. Parking is free in the East Parking lot at the Convention Center.

The Festival of Trees began in 2008 as the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation’s signature Holiday Fundraiser. Today, the Festival is a holiday tradition in Albuquerque and the largest Festival of Trees in the state of New Mexico.

This two day event is free to attend and offers something for both children and adults. More than 10,000 people visit the event each year and have the opportunity to purchase and view beautifully decorated trees and wreaths, enjoy holiday entertainment by school choirs, bands, and local professionals. Children can get their picture taken with Santa and make holiday crafts.

Proceeds from the Festival of Trees support the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation’s programs for children with disabilities across New Mexico.

Contact Thea at 243- 6626 or if interested in joining Decorating Committee or decorating a tree / wreath for the 2016 Festival of Trees.

Now accepting new committee positions for the 2016 Festival of Trees, for more information contact Open committee positions include Silent Auction Chair and members, Event Set Up Chair and members, Dickens Village Engineer and members, Craft Chair and members, Take Down Chair and Members.

If interested in joining a fundraising Team to decorate a tree as part of Group or Club contact for more details.