Twinkling lights, beautifully-decorated trees and dazzling displays are set to shine at the 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival, which for many, kicks off the holiday season on Nov. 22.
The Holiday Tree Festival, which is presented by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital, is expected to draw more than 250,000 visitors during its 9-day run.
This year’s festival features 157 trees and hundreds of wreaths and other holiday decorations that are sold to benefit Akron Children’s. Since it began in 1982, it has raised more than $4.7 million for the hospital’s patient care and research programs.
“The Holiday Tree Festival has become a holiday tradition for many area families,” said Mary Leuca, festival chairperson. “With so many different activities and events to choose from throughout the week, it really is a festival for the whole family.”
The 33rd annual Holiday Tree Festival will take place Nov.22 – Nov. 30 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. Admission to the festival is free.
Festival hours are:
- Monday -Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Thanksgiving: 2 to 6 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.