Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Victoria Festival of Trees
November 16, 2016 – January 3, 2017 at The Bay Centre and The Fairmont Empress
Each year, the festival brings together the generous community of Victoria in what has become, over the last two decades, a cherished holiday tradition and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season in the city.
Event sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals decorate trees in a creative and beautiful fashion. The festival invites visitors to browse through the holiday displays and donate to vote for their favourite trees.
This year is shaping up to be our best yet as we “branch” out across the city! For the first time ever we have two festival locations to enjoy: 65 trees at The Bay Centre during regular shopping hours and, 20 trees at The Fairmont Empress, open to viewing daily until 11 p.m.
How Does the Festival of Trees Help local Kids?
All funds raised through the 2016 Festival of Trees will support the Excellence in Child Health Fund, which supports important programs and services provided by BC Children’s Hospital, its research institute and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. Your contribution will support the areas of greatest need in each of these facilities, including specialized research into childhood diseases, the purchase of and/or upgrading to state-of-the-art medical equipment, and education programs for caregivers and families.
Join us in giving our children the best chance of a healthy future.