Louisville’s holiday season starts with Festival of Trees & Lights this weekend

Louisville’s holiday season gets started Nov. 9 through 11 as the 29th annual Festival of Trees & Lights draws thousands to the indoor concourse at Louisville Slugger Field.

Hundreds of decorated trees, wreaths and handcrafted holiday items designed by local artists will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Norton Children’s Hospital.

Entertainment, including photos with Santa Claus, train rides, model train displays, crafts, games, Hanukkah activities, an outdoor Elf Town and more, will get children and adults alike into the holiday spirit.

Tickets online or at the door

2018 Festival of Trees & Lights

The 29th annual Festival of Trees & Lights will be held Nov. 9 to 11 in the indoor concourse of Louisville Slugger Field.

Hundreds of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and décor. Proceeds benefit Norton Children’s Hospital.

Tickets for the community event, presented by Republic Bank, can be purchased online or at the door and are $9 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65+, and free for children 2 and under. Children’s crafts are free with admission.

When you purchase an adult ticket online, you’ll get one free ticket.

The festivities at Louisville Slugger Field run Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Have fun and help kids

Proceeds from the 2018 Festival of Trees & Lights will help Norton Children’s Hospital construct the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, a state-of-the-art inpatient unit dedicated for children with heart conditions. It’s slated for completion in 2019.

Each year in Kentucky, more than 550 children are born with heart defects, the most common type of birth defect. Norton Children’s Hospital offers advanced care and specialists to diagnose and treat congenital heart defects, heart failure and acquired pediatric heart conditions, along with support services for patients and families.


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