The past 35 years Akron Children’s Hospital has been holding a tree festival at the John S. Knight Center in Akron. Organizations or people can sign up to decorate trees or wreaths and put them up for sale at the festival. Some of the trees come with other things that go along with the theme of them. The festival has more than 200 trees every year and is ran by the help of Akron Children’s Hospital volunteers.
Accroding to www.akronchildrens.org, the the money raised from this event goes towards research, patient care programs and education. Last year the tree festival raised around $257,000 from selling trees and wreaths donated to them. The hospital has raised more than $5.2 million throughout the 35 years they have been holding the festival.
Opening night is the only night that one must pay to observe the trees. Opening night of the Akron Children’s Tree Festival is the only night that desserts and dinner are available, that is why one must pay to get in.
The trees and wreaths are available for people to buy at set prices. Each tree or wreath has its own individual price based on how it is decorated and what comes along with it.
The tree festival is free for anyone to go and see and is open between Nov.19 and Nov. 27. Times available to walk through and see the trees at the festival are from 11am until 8pm Mon. through Wed., 2 to 6pm on Thanksgiving, Fri. 11am to 8pm, Sat. 10am to 8pm and Sun. 11am to 6pm.