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Blank Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees and Lights 2022

November 2, 2022

Blank Children’s Hospital is proud to announce the 39th Annual Festival of Tree & Lights presented by Iowa Realty will be at the Iowa Events Center. This event is the largest fundraiser for Blank Children’s Hospital and a central Iowa tradition to kick off the holiday season. Festival of Tree & Lights supports Child Life and the Center for Advocacy and Outreach at Blank Children’s Hospital.

Festival Favorites

  • View the beautifully decorated trees and vote for your favorite.
  • Bid on the custom decorated trees in the Tree Farm silent auction.
  • Watch special performances from local music groups and dance teams.
  • Complete a scavenger hunt among the trees and earn a prize.
  • Enjoy the Children’s Area with fun crafts and activities on the first level.
  • Slide around the sock “skating rink” in your favorite festive socks.
  • Shop for holiday gifts and décor from our unique Festival Boutiques.
  • Take your photo with Santa, ride the children’s train and much more!

Iowa Events Center – Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center

833 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA

November 25 - 27, 2022
Fri: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: $5 (children 2 and under are free)

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at Hy-Vee locations in the Des Moines metro or at FestivalOfTrees.com 

Festival Honorary Chairs: Drs. Robert and Rebecca Shaw

Volunteer Opportunities
Each year, hundreds of volunteers give of their time and talents to make Festival come to life.  Volunteers 14 & 15 years of age can volunteer with a parent or guardian. Volunteers 16 and older are welcome to volunteer on their own. To sign up to volunteer, please visit: www.unitypoint.org/blankchildrens/festival-of-trees-volunteer

Special Events

  • Gala | Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. 
    Entertainment, cocktail hour, dinner, program, silent and live auctions.
  • Blood Drive | Nov. 27
    LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa is partnering with us to host an onsite blood drive. Sign up online or walk-ins are welcome. Receive free admission to Festival with a blood donation.

Presenting Sponsor: Iowa Realty

Sponsors: Sheri Avis Horner; Larry & Kathleen Zimpleman, Jeff & Jackie Gordon, CLE, Inc., Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Stephenson, The IMT Group, The Graham Group, Inc., Ray & Susan Cole, Don Ireland-Schunicht, John R. & Zelda Z. Grubb Charitable Foundation, Scott & Amy Packard, Drs. Robert & Rebecca Shaw, Fran Fleck & Terry Greenley, Principal, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Scheel’s

Friends of Festival: Fareway Stores, Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest and Wright Outdoor Solutions

About Blank Children’s Hospital

Blank Children’s Hospital is committed to family-centered healing, caring and teaching. With hundreds of doctors, nurses and staff who care for patients from before birth through adolescence, Blank Children’s is a hospital unlike any other. The number of medical specialists, programs and services is constantly growing to improve care and meet the changing health needs of children and families. Blank Children’s Hospital is a provider-based facility of Iowa Methodist Medical Center.