Special Events...

Reservations are required for all special events; ticket information will become available in early fall. Stay tuned for NEW special events for our 2014 Festival!

Santa's Special Stars

Santa's Special Stars
Thursday, November 20
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free private tour dedicated exclusively to our stars with disabilities. Entertainment includes light musical acts on CenterStage, beverages and snacks available for purchase, designer displays and the jolly guy himself, Santa. North Pole Activity Center is open during this event.
(This event is not open to the public.)

Silver Bell Social

Silver Bell Social
Friday, November 21
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Party dedicated to our senior friends over 60. Entertainment includes local musical acts on CenterStage, complimentary coffee beverages and cookies, snacks available for purchase, designer displays, holiday gift shop and the jolly guy himself, Santa.


Red Carpet Room
Friday, November 21
6:00 pm
Private party to thank sponsors. (This event is not open to the public.)

Grand Premiere

Grand Premiere Party
Friday, November 21
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Holiday party with music, dancing, hearty hors d'oeuvres & first chance to purchase designer displays.

Festival of Trees Holiday Parade

Holiday Parade
Saturday, November 22
Time TBD
The largest helium-balloon parade in the Midwest. Over 20 large helium balloons, pageant queens, dance groups, bands, clowns, floats, tractors and unique antique cars will participate in this spectacular event.

Military Day
Sunday, November 23
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
A proud salute to our soldiers in uniform, featuring discounted general admission tickets for military members (with military ID) and their immediate families, as well as a variety of patriotic touches around the Great Hall.

Festival of Trees Sizzlin' Soiree

Sizzlin' Soiree
Monday, November 24
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm; doors open at 5:00 pm
Ladies, Laughs & Libations. Girls Night Out featuring shopping, auctions, raffles, dinner and more.

Festival of Trees Sugar Plum Ball

Sugar Plum Ball
Tuesday, November 25
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Formal father-daughter dinner dance with DJ and raffle prizes.

Festival of Trees Celebrity Lunch

Celebrity Lunch
Wednesday, November 26
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join the fun as local celebrities “work” for art-performing tips.¬†Raffles, auctions, and zany items for sale as well.

Jingle Jam

Jingle Jam
Wednesday, November 26
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The hottest teen dance in town where high schoolers from all over the Quad Cities come to mingle and dance! Featuring local DJ personalities, door prizes and more!

Family Day

Family Day
Saturday, November 29
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fun for the whole family including special entertainment, raffles, silent auctions and more!