Designers receive artificial greenery and lights (for trees) from the festival in October and return a fully decorated item on the Tuesday and Wednesday before the festival. You will be notified of important dates related to greenery pickup, drop-off and on-site decorating.

Please review the Designer Guidelines, Important Dates, and Design Ideas before submitting your designer contract form.

Submit your completed designer contract form(s) to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. You may send it as an email attachment to, print it and fax to (502) 629-8059 or mail it to:

Children’s Hospital Foundation
Attn: Festival of Trees & Lights
234 E. Gray St., Suite 450
Louisville, KY 40202

Youth Designers

Are you a Girl Scout troop, Boy Scout troop or school looking to participate in the Festival of Trees & Lights? We have an exciting opportunity for you this year! We are inviting all youth and youth groups to design and create ornaments to be sold at the Festival of Trees & Lights. Fill out a Youth Designer Contract to get started.

Louisville Business Row

Businesses and other organizations can help too. We invite you to join our Louisville Business Row!

Decorate a 2-foot or 3-foot tree  or a wreath for this year’s 25th anniversary of the Festival of Trees & Lights. Your tree and business signage will be on display at the festival. Trees are offered for sale to the public, so use your creativity to design the tree that tops them all!

You can include items from your business to showcase your products or services. Some ideas:

  • Gift certificates
  • Product samples
  • ... or anything else that fits on your tree or wreath!

Assistance from a designer is available, or you can simply decorate your own tree or wreath. If you have additional questions about the new Louisville Business Row, email us.