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Join us for the 2015 Festival of Trees at The Bay Centre from November 18, 2015 - January 5, 2016.

Every year, Victoria Festival of Trees creates a lush forest of beautifully decorated trees to raise funds for BC Children's Hospital Foundation. Sponsors, local businesses, organizations and individuals come together and decorate trees in a sometimes wacky, often irreverent and always beautiful fashion. The festival invites visitors to browse through the holiday displays and donate to vote for their favourite trees. At the same time, the event offers sponsors an invaluable opportunity to demonstrate community leadership, show their creative talents and support child health.

For many years, The Fairmont Empress has generously opened its doors to the Festival of Trees. In 2015, due to renovations at The Fairmont Empress, Victoria’s favourite festival has relocated to another high-profile and historical Victoria venue – The Bay Centre. Festival of Trees will return to The Fairmont Empress in 2016. In the meantime, we are excited to invite you to help us continue this longstanding community tradition at The Bay Centre.

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped us kick off another successful festival, we could not do it without your support and dedication. There are still lots of volunteer opportunities throughout the festival, if you are looking for a fun way to get involved please contact Danielle Fullwood at 250-382-1529 or

Help Share the Magic!

We’ll be posting our favourite moments throughout the festival, and we'll be watching for yours, too. Help share your support with the community and inspire others to help BC’s kids.

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Congratulations to our 2015 winners:

Spirit of Giving

Playsted Sheet Metal with an outstanding $10,500 Donation!

This year, funds raised through the Spirit of Giving will purchase new Holter Monitors for the Cardiology Program at BC Children's Hospital.

Thank you goes out to everyone who participated and also helped us raise over $23,000 in monetary, gift cards, and toy donations!


The Spirit of Giving category was introduced to encourage fundraising and acknowledge efforts made by the passionate teams who work year-round to raise funds to present as bribes. Over the years, however, this category has become so much more; it's evolved into a philanthropic movement that inspires change, and brings us together to improve the healthcare provided to kids in BC.


Judges Choice First Place Judges Choice Second Place

The Delta and LURE
Restaurant and Bar

The Greater Victoria Public Library

Judges Choice Third Place

Starfish Medical


People's Choice First Place People's Choice Second Place
sunny bear

sunny bear

To Be Announced January 2016!

To Be Announced January 2016!

People's Choice Third Place
sunny bear

To Be Announced January 2016!

View the full gallery of photos from Festival of Trees Victoria 2015.