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Festival of Trees & Lights 2022

  • Overview

    Blank Children's Hospital is proud to announce the 39th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights will be at the Iowa Events Center – Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.  

    The annual event is the largest fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital and is a central Iowa tradition to kick off the holiday season. The 39th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights will feature: A guided, one-way path to view the beautifully decorated trees and read impactful stories of children cared for at Blank Children's. In addition, visitors can shop the Holiday Gift Shop to purchase specialty bakery items and more. 

    When: 3 Days Only:  Friday, November 25 to Sunday, November 27 

    Hours:

    • Friday, November 25 - 10am to 7pm

    • Saturday, November 26 - 10am to 7pm 

    • Sunday, November 27 - 10am - 5pm 

    Location: Iowa Events Center - Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309

    Tickets: Tickets are $5 per person, 2 and younger are free. 

    Why: Festival of Trees & Lights provides support to two critical services at Blank Children's Hospital:  Child Life and the Center for Advocacy & Outreach. Child Life meets each patient where they are, making them feel safe and comfortable. This specialty trained team helps patients understand what's going on, which is even more critical right now. The work of the Center for Advocacy & Outreach keeps children out of the hospital through educational programs and services that promote safety and injury prevention. Both Child Life and the Center for Advocacy & Outreach programs supported by philanthropy.