Thank you Victoria for raising $170,500 for BC Children’s Hosptial!

Hundreds of thousands of visitors from the community toured the beautifully decorated trees in The Bay Centre and the Fairmont Empress throughout November and December. Generous sponsors, visitors and event supporters helped raise $170,500 as we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Festival of Trees. Thank you!

Interested in bringing your brand to life and supporting a meaningful cause by sponsoring a tree in 2017? Please contact Danielle Fullwood at 250-382-1529 or

“I love seeing people’s faces light up as they tell you how they made their decorations. The Festival of Trees is a genuinely heart-warming event." - Jack Knox, 2015 Judge

How Does the Festival of Trees Help Local Kids?

All funds raised through the 2016 Festival of Trees 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 supports 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.

Be a part of the magic!

There would be no Festival of Trees without our amazing volunteers who come together to put up, and take down all trees. Contact Danielle Fullwood at for more information.

Still want more? Follow us on social media to learn about all the exciting ways we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary, and for your chance to win great prizes!

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View the full gallery of photos from Festival of Trees Victoria 2016.

Congratulations to our 2016 winners:

Spirit of Giving

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 has evolved into a philanthropic movement that inspires change, and brings us together to improve the healthcare provided to kids in BC.


The Bay Centre with an outstanding $5,000 donation!

This year, funds raised through the Spirit of Giving will purchase new Activated Clotting Time Machines for the Cardiology Program at BC Children's Hospital.

Thank you goes out to everyone who participated and also helped us raise over $18,000 in monetary, gift cards, and toy donations!


Judges Choice First Place
Judges Choice Second Place

The Times Colonist


Judges Choice Third Place
Reid's Choice Award

Broadmead Care Society sponsored by Ron Cooley CFP Senior Investment Advisor Manulife Securities Incorporated

Victoria Disability Resource Centre Sponsored by Burkhart Construction Management Inc.

People's Choice First Place People's Choice Second Place

BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association


Grant Thorton LLP


People's Choice Third Place

The Times Colonist