Festival of Trees Returns for it’s 38th Year

Emmaleigh Dorau, Management Editor/Staff Writer

Who needs fall leaves when you can go straight to beautifully decorated Christmas trees? The Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is back at it again with their annual Christmas tradition, the Festival of Trees.

What is the Festival of Trees?
AHN’s Festival of Trees is an annual event taking place at the Bayfront Convention Center located in downtown Erie. Festival of Trees was started by Saint Vincent hospital of Erie in 1984. The event raises money for both AHN and Children’s Miracle Network. The Festival of Trees includes many different activities such as live local entertainment, holiday shopping, holiday displays, a teddy bear clinic and over 80 decorated trees.

When is the Festival of Trees?
The 38th annual Festival of Trees is located at the Bayfront Convention Center in downtown Erie. The festival starts Friday November 25th from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Continues Saturday November 26th from 9 am – 6 p.m. and concludes Sunday November 27th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. General admission cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children ages 2 -12, and free for 2 and under. Tickets are available at the doors. If you can’t make the festival, you can always donate to AHN and Children’s Miracle Network through their website: www.SupportAHN.org.