Start a holiday tradition with your family at the 30th annual Festival of Trees & Lights, Nov. 15 to 17. Marvel at the hundreds of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and décor items — all of which are for sale to raise funds for Norton Children’s Hospital. Every Friday until the event, the Children’s Hospital Foundation is giving away a family four-pack of tickets to the event on social media. Follow the Festival of Trees and Lights page on Facebook to find out how you can win tickets during free ticket Friday. Also, you can receive one free ticket when you purchase tickets online at FestivalOfTreesAndLights.org.
Fun for the whole family
If you haven’t been to the festival before, you’ll find there’s a lot of holiday fun for the whole family. Friday, Nov. 15, is Festival Family Night! You and your kids can visit with Mrs. Claus and other costumed characters. Sit on Santa’s lap and take home a free photo, and enjoy free holiday crafts and entertainment. The night concludes with a fireworks show over Louisville Slugger Field and complimentary hot chocolate and cider.
Some festival highlights
- Photo with Santa
- Children’s crafts
- Stage performances and roving entertainment
- Hanukkah display and activities
- Sweet shop
- Gift shop
- Model train display
- Ride-on train (additional fee)
- Elf Town (additional fee, outdoor activities)
- Elf games
- Obstacle course
- Reindeer food
- Snowball toss
General admission to Festival of Trees & Lights is $9 for adults; $6 for children 3 to 12 and seniors 65 and over; free for children 2 and under. Children’s crafts are free with admission; other activities are included for a nominal fee.