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Christmas trees at the Festival of TreesThe Baby Fold's Festival of Trees is Central Illinois' premiere holiday event, and all proceeds from the event and its silent auction benefit the kids and programs of The Baby Fold. The event takes place at the Interstate Center (1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington).

The 2022 Festival of Trees features:

  • Over 100 Christmas trees of various sizes in the Enchanted Forest
  • A Gingerbread Village with 100 gingerbread creations
  • A cookie and coffee shop with tasty treats
  • The bake shop with homemade goodies
  • And the one and only Santa Claus!

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Thursday, November 17

  • 3 p.m.—Online auction opens 
  • 4 to 8 p.m.—Festival of Trees is open to the public

Friday, November 18

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.—Festival of Trees is open to the public
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.—Senior Day activities including bingo (with prizes) and an expo with local vendors.
  • 5 to 7 p.m.—Avanti's Family Night. Enjoy a pasta dinner with entertainment by Kim and Chris from local group Style in Stereo. Purchase tickets online or at the door.

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Saturday, November 19

  • 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.—Festival of Trees is open to the public
  • 5 to 7 p.m.—Avanti's Family Night. Enjoy a pasta dinner with entertainment by the group New Legacy. Purchase tickets online or at the door.
  • 8 p.m.—Online auction closes. Winners will be notified by the auction system.

Sunday, November 20

  • Noon to 3 p.m.—Auction winners can return to the Interstate Center to pick up items they purchased in our silent auction. Come inside the main door to collect your purchases or drive around back to take advantage of our convenient curbside pick-up. (Note: any items not picked up during this time frame will become property of The Baby Fold.)