Festival of Trees
 

Celebrate the 37th Annual Festival of Trees and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season!

  • Over 80 uniquely decorated trees in the Gallery of Trees. Your favorite may be up for auction!
  • Live reindeer from noon-5pm each day
  • Holiday displays and rooms from Santa's Castle
  • Live local entertainment
  • Holiday shopping with various vendors
  • Also, enjoy our teddy bear clinic where families can have a stuffed toy examined by Saint Vincent Hospital's team of teddy bear specialists before it travels home with them.

Event Hours

Friday, November 26th 9am-8pm
Saturday, November 27th 9am-8pm
Sunday, November 28th 9am-5pm

General Admission

$10 per adult
$6 per child (2 - 12 years old)
Tickets available at the door

Event Location

Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507

FAQs

Q: Where is Festival of Trees located?
A: The event will be at the Bayfront Convention Center located at:
1 Sassafras Pier, Erie, PA 16507

Q: What safety precautions are being taken by AHN Saint Vincent in response to Covid-19 at Festival of Trees?
A: Festival of Trees will transform the Bayfront Convention Center into a winter wonderful while taking a few precautions for our guests.

AHN Saint Vincent is committed to the safety of our community.
Masks will be required and provided.
We’ve updated the event layout to allow for one way traffic.
Hand sanitizing stations will be readily available.
Santa will be in a new larger location at the event!

Q: Can I buy a ticket at the door, or do I have to buy online?
A: Tickets can be purchased at the door. The volume of attendees in the building will be monitored closely by event staff to meet all health guidelines. Guests will be distanced in ticket line.

Q: Once finished walking through Festival of Trees, can I re-enter with no additional charge?
A: For your safety, to encourage social distancing, we will have one way directional traffic through the Bayfront Convention Center and Festival of Trees. If you wish to go back to a different experience of Festival please re-enter at no additional charge from the beginning.

Q: How will Festival of Trees address Covid-19 restrictions?
A: Festival of Trees will follow local and state guidelines as it pertains to Covid-19. For more information on the current local and state guidelines please visit the CDC website.

Q: Will there be a Santa experience this year?
A: Yes. Bring your little ones to see Santa! He will be waiting on stage in the Great Hall after you visit the Gallery of Trees.

Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: We will accept cash and credit cards upon arrival.

Q: Does this event benefit a non-profit organization?
A: Yes. Funds from the 2021 Festival of Trees will help Saint Vincent Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network.

Q: How much does the experience cost?
A: The cost is $10 per adult and $6 per child 2-12 years of age.

Q. If I want to donate to Festival of Trees, how can I do so?
A. You can visit www.supportahn.org/festival for sponsorship opportunities specific to Festival of Trees or visit www.supportahn.org for a list of additional funding opportunities.

Q: What is your refund policy?
A: Refunds are not available.

Q: What are your hours?
A: Festival of Trees will be open:
Friday, November 26th – 9am-8pm
Saturday, November 27th – 9am-8pm
Sunday, November 28th – 9am-5pm

Q: Can we take photos or videos during the event?
A: Yes! Feel free to take as many pictures are you wish.

Q: Will there be a Breakfast with Santa event this year?
A: No. We have reworked the flow of the event for 2021 and will revisit this experience in 2022.

Q: Will there be Festival after Dark this year?
A: We will not be holding an after dark celebration this year. More information coming soon on how you can still support the continuing education of the Saint Vincent Team.

Q: Will there be live entertainment this year?
A: Yes. Come and Enjoy! Local entertainment will be on the Main Stage in the Gallery of Trees.

Q: Will vendors be present at the event?
A: Yes. The event will feature vendors! Most vendors will be positioned in the Great Hall. Check back soon for a virtual map with additional information.

Q: Will the Avenue of Baskets return this year?
A: Yes. The Avenue of Baskets will feature in-kind donations from local businesses that you can purchase chances to win. The cost is $10 for 25 tickets.

Q: How can I bid on a professionally decorated tree from the Gallery of Trees?
A: Bid High and Bid often on our beautifully auction trees. Bidding will be available online this year at https://2021Festival.givesmart.com.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Festival of Trees will transform the Bayfront Convention Center into a winter wonderful while taking a few precautions for our guests.

AHN Saint Vincent is committed to the safety of our community.
Masks will be required and provided.
We’ve updated the event layout to allow for one way traffic.
Hand sanitizing stations will be readily available.
Santa will be in a new larger location at the event!

OUR SAFE EVENT PLEDGE

While we're hopeful this event will be held in-person, AHN closely monitors the Coronavirus pandemic. We promise to adapt our event plans should there be a concern for the health and safety of attendees. If things change, we'll update you as quickly as possible.

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