Festival of Trees and Lights

Join Channel 13 for the
2017 Festival of Trees and Lights

Wednesday, November 22
Sunday, November 26

Festival of Trees & Lights is a five-day public event that is the main fundraiser for Blank Children’s Hospital. The event features beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, children’s activities, food, shopping and more!

Festival of Trees & Lights is a wonderful event for people of all ages! In addition to the beautifully-decorated trees, we offer numerous activities and attractions that make the event the special attraction it is!

Activities & Special Events

  • Beautifully decorated large trees
  • Neighborhood trees – available through silent auction
  • Food – an assortment of food and bakery items are available for you to enjoy while at Festival or take home for a special treat
  • Entertainment – music and dance groups from across the community entertain Festival attendees
  • Children’s activities – from ornament making and Spin the Wheel to Lego build station and cookie decorating, there are plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained
  • Train – little ones LOVE to ride the Festival train
  • Santa – Santa is always a favorite for people of all ages. Families are invited to take their own photos with Santa


Veteran’s Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Avenue, Des Moines

$5 at event
Children 2 & Younger: Free

Event Hours

Wed., Nov. 22  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 23  1 to 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 24  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 25  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 26  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, click HERE