Festival of Trees & Lights


Presented by Republic Bank

Nov. 14-16, 2014, Louisville Slugger Field

Join us for the 25th annual Festival of Trees & Lights! Hosted by the Children's Hospital Foundation, hundreds of volunteers design and decorate Christmas trees, wreaths and hand crafted holiday items - all of which are for sale to raise funds for the neuroscience and neurosurgery program at Kosair Children’s Hospital. 

   This event is also made possible by numerous sponsors.


General admission

$5 for children under 12 and senior citizens (65+); $8 for adults. Children’s activities are free with admission. 

  • Friday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Preview Day: Shopping and enjoyment of holiday décor
  • Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Scout and Community Days: Scouts in uniform receive a special event patch; shopping, entertainment and children's activities.
  • Schedule of Events

Ticketed events

  • Friday, Nov. 14, 6 to 9 p.m., Dickens Family Night. Dickens-era costumed characters and carolers, the festival's first appearance of Santa Claus, free children's activities and a fireworks show. Children: $5; adults: $8; families of four or more: $25. Tickets available at the door.
  • Saturday, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Special finale event: The Snow Ball, presented by Konica Minolta. This black tie gala features a silent auction, gourmet meal and dinner at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Call (502) 629-8060 for tickets or  information.

Festival highlights:

  • New Main Street on Ice skating rink
  • Children's activities
  • Sweet Shop with take-home delicacies
  • Gift Shop filled with delightful gift ideas for the holidays
  • Scout Days, Nov. 15 and 16: Scouts in uniform receive a free event patch.
  • Holiday entertainment

Sterling Silver Tree:

To commemorate its silver anniversary, the Festival of Trees & Lights will be selling only 200 pieces of a special sterling silver tree. The tree is accented in 14 karat gold and can be worn as a pin or a pendant. The jewelry piece can be purchased online or during the Festival of Trees & Lights event for $69, while supplies last.

How can you help? Volunteer in several ways