About the Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees is an annual holiday festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, that raises funds for Intermountain Healthcare's Primary Children's Hospital. Proceeds from the festival serve the nearly 100,000 patients the hospital treats each year from across the Intermountain West. Since its inception, the festival has raised nearly $40 million for the hospital, highlighting the true power of this event and the generosity of our community.

How It All Began
The Festival of Trees began in the 1970s when the Women's Endowment Committee was challenged to come up with a fundraising event. That first year, they raised $47,000. Five decades later, our mission to make good grow remains the same, but the impact of the event has grown tremendously. In 2019 alone, the Festival raised $2.6 million.
Celebrating 50 Years
This year, despite the challenges, we're proud to continue this beloved holiday tradition as we celebrate its 50th anniversary. The new virtual format incorporates many of the elements of the festival we've all grown to love over the years, but in a way that keeps our community as safe and healthy as possible.
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About Primary Children's Hospital
Intermountain Healthcare's Primary Children's Hospital is a not-for-profit, nationally ranked children's hospital providing the highest quality of care to children with complex illnesses and injuries in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming and beyond. To learn more about the hospital, visit our website.
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Why do you love the Festival of Trees? Tell us your favorite memories here!
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Missing the fun at Kids Korner. Many great volunteers that give so much for the children. Thank you!
Warren
Kearns
It is a family tradition to go to the festival of trees every year! We love the opportunity to give.
Susan
Riverton
My Daughter Laci Jimenez donated a tree for my Mom then Linc Hospitality donated twice for her.🎄
Shauna Flinders
Ogden, Utah
My Girl Scout Troop decorated and contributed a tree every year for 10 years. Thank you.
Julie Myers
Salt Lake City
F.O.T's. has been an important tradition for our family for decades. Thanks to all that contribute!
JDI
South Jordan, UT (84095)
Tennison age 8 diagnosed with lukemia. He turned on the lights opening night of festival 2001
Terri Atkinson
Cedar City Utah
This site is so cool, definitely going to check out the tree builder!
Erin
Minneapolis
What a cool website!
Kristin
The family loves seeing Santa at the festival.
Matthew P.
Salt Lake City
My kids love to see the sparkle on all the different trees.
Evelyn Taylor
Salt Lake City, Utah
These kids are the cutest!
Abbi
Provo, UT
So many fudge flavors, I ordered some for the whole family.
Owen Thompson
Ogden, UT
The Anderson family wants to wish everyone cheer and love this holiday season!
Claire Anderson
Bosie, Idaho
My family loves the Festival of Trees!
Weston
Utah
The tree builder is so cool!
Brayden Patterson
St. George, Utah
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