Story by: Kim Huston on November 6, 2019
The Festival of Trees & Lights, presented by Republic Bank, has helped kick off the holiday season in Louisville for the past 30 years.
The festival and the Snow Ball gala have raised nearly $9.4 million, helping fund technology advancements and care at Norton Children’s Hospital.
The Festival of Trees & Lights has become a local favorite, spreading cheer with its walk-through displays showcasing hundreds of trees, wreaths, menorahs and decor, all available for purchase to benefit the Norton Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
This year’s festival is Nov. 15 to Nov. 17 at Louisville Slugger Field.
Over 30 years, the Festival of Trees & Lights has helped to bring great care and medical technology to this community. Here are some of the highlights:
1993:Bone marrow transplant equipment
1994:“Just for Kids” Transport Teamairplane
1995:Viewing wand system for neurosurgery
1997:“Just for Kids” Critical Care Center
1999 & 2000:Telemedicine
2003 & 2004:Trauma center, surgical equipment
2005: Ackerly Child Psychiatric Unit
Nov. 15 to 17
Louisville Slugger Field
401 E. Main St.
Presented by Konica Minolta and Bee Line Courier Service
Nov. 23 • 6 p.m. to midnight
Omni Louisville Hotel
400 S. Second St.
Purchase a table or individual tickets
2006 & 2007: Neonatal intensive care unit(NICU)
2008:Pediatric surgery program
2009 & 2010: NICU
2012:Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center
2013:Wendy Novak Diabetes Center
2014: Neuroscience program
2015: Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville
2016: Orthopedic care
2018: Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Proceeds from the 2019 Festival of Trees & Lights will benefit the more than 185,000 children who seek care at Norton Children’s Hospital and its affiliated facilities each year. As Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital, Norton Children’s Hospital, along with its predecessor hospitals, have cared for children for more than a century without regard to their families’ ability to pay.
Join us by buying tickets and bringing the whole family for this Louisville family tradition.