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Festival of Trees: Celebrate the season

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 9 November 2015 | 0 Comments

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'Tis the season for beautifully decorated trees and sparkling ornaments! Set in the hallways of the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver and Pacific Centre, the 29th annual Festival of Trees Vancouver is a must-see holiday tradition. Last year alone, this seasonal event raised over $147,600 in support of the most urgent needs at BC Children’s Hospital.


Here's how to make the most of this year's Festival of Trees Vancouver:

Experience the magic

The event is open to the public from November 13, 2015 to January 5, 2016, seven days a week, until 11:00pm. There is no admission cost, but we do suggest a minimum $2.00 donation to vote for your favourite tree.

Honour a loved one

We’re offering you a special opportunity to recognize a special individual in your life. Until December 18, when you make a gift online in honour or in memory of someone, we’ll display your loved one’s name with one of our beautiful BC Children’s Hospital Foundation ornaments on the WISH Tree at our Vancouver Festival of Trees event. We’ll also send a card to the honouree or next of kin to let them know about your thoughtful gift.

Cast a vote

As you wander through the enchanting forest of brilliantly decorated trees and celebrate the season of giving, cast a ballot for your favourite tree by making a donation in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel or text WISH to 41010 to give $5 and cast your vote with your phone. The People's Choice award will be decided by received votes, and announced at the end of the Festival, in January.

Best of all, you could win a trip for two courtesy of WestJet! All votes, whether you make a donation or not, will be entered to win. See all the contest details.

Change a life

All funds raised through the 2015 Festival of Trees will go toward the Excellence in Child Health Fund, supporting kids like Festival of Trees champion, Taylin McGill.

The Excellence in Child Health Fund is critical to the programs and services provided by BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute. Your contribution supports the areas of greatest need in each of these three organizations, including 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 BC’s children their best chance of a healthy future.


Not in Vancouver for the holidays?

Make sure to visit one of our Festivals in the following communities:

Festival of Trees Victoria
The Bay Centre – 1150 Douglas St, Victoria, BC
November 18, 2015 - January 5, 2016

Festival of Trees Osoyoos
NK’MIP Resort - 1200 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos, BC
November 28, 2015 to January 3, 2016

Festival of Trees Nanaimo
Nanaimo North Town Centre - 4750 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo, BC
November 20, 2015 – January 2, 2016

Festival of Trees Port Alberni
Unfortunately the Festival of Trees has been cancelled for 2015. Thank you for your continued support, and we wish all of you a happy holiday season and look forward to connecting next year.

Festival of Trees Sooke
SEAPARC Leisure Complex - 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke, BC
December 4, 2015 - January 4, 2016



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