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VIRTUAL ONLY Festival of Trees by Kennedy Krieger Institute Inc. 11/27-29/20

  November 27 2020 - November 29 2020, 10:00AM-5:00PM

Cow Palace

Festival of Trees presented by the Kennedy Krieger Institute Inc.  A Family Fun Festival located in the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. 

Celebrate the Holidays from Home with Kennedy Krieger Institute’s
Virtual Festival of Trees

The East Coast’s largest holiday extravaganza will blend past traditions with new experiences to offer families a safe and healthy holiday experience!

Beginning at 10 a.m. each day
Register online for Free

All is sure to be merry and bright this holiday season as the 31st annual Festival of Trees returns from Friday, November 27 to Sunday, November 29, 2020. With the health and safety of festival-goers being of utmost concern, Kennedy Krieger Institute will transform the iconic holiday event from a three-day in-person gathering to a hybrid experience.

Although modified from previous years, the event still benefits the over 25,000 children and families that Kennedy Krieger serves each year and will feature unique, custom-decorated artificial trees that will be available for purchase online, online shopping with hundreds of gift options from hand-selected vendors, an online auction site with many one-of-a-kind items, and live virtual entertainment opportunities, including a concert by Milkshake, story time with local celebrities, a performance of the Nutcracker by Chesapeake Ballet, a Q&A with Santa, and more. Tree and wreath sales, the auction, and a vendor gift marketplace will be available online, around-the-clock, throughout the weekend. Attendees can also participate in timed, fun, interactive activities and entertainment for all ages each day, and there will be special surprises for families to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.

Additionally, this year, talented tree-designers will create their masterpieces at pre-registered times, with expanded, socially-distanced space to decorate at the Cow Palace within the Timonium Fairgrounds. Their final masterpieces will then be featured on the special event website for the public to view and purchase. All health and safety protocols will be followed to make this a safe and fun experience for all, whether decorating a tree or enjoying the online entertainment, auction or gift marketplace.


VIRTUAL General admission tickets for the event this year are FREE and the virtual format allows families from near and far to experience the magic of Festival of Trees.  


For more information call 443-923-7300, email or go to



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