The stories behind the trees are the heart and soul of the Holiday Tree Festival. For 36 years people have been inspired to decorate and donate trees to support Akron Children’s Hospital for a variety of reasons, and Megan Mullet’s first grade students are no exception. After one of her students, Austin Kurtz, had to […]
The Holiday Tree Festival returns to the John S. Knight Center for its 35th year starting November 19. Since it began in 1982, the festival, which is presented by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital, has raised more than $5.3 million to support our patients and programs. “For 35 years, the Holiday Tree Festival has […]
For the past 35 years, the Holiday Tree Festival has offered people a creative way to bring their interests and passions to life. It’s also become a way for people to honor the memory of someone who made an impact in their life. For Nicci Avalon, Joni Fitch and Sara Lundenberger, the person they came […]
With a medley of seasonal decorations and magical trees on display, it’s easy to get caught up in the sparkling details of Akron Children’s Hospital’s 34th annual Holiday Tree Festival. In fact, decorators spend hours carefully crafting every detail to bring not only beauty to the branches, but also meaning. Details found in trees like […]
The beauty of the Akron Children’s Hospital Holiday Tree Festival is often in the stories that inspire people to donate and decorate trees. For one local family, the care they received at Children’s touched them personally, inspired a career and motivated them to give back to the hospital that helped their premature baby boys thrive. […]
They say good things come in small packages, but the 34th annual Holiday Tree Festival presented by the volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital proves otherwise. This much anticipated holiday tradition comes unwrapped, lit up and on display Nov. 21-29 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, bringing joy to manyand thousands in donations to the hospital.