How do I get on the invitation list for Tinsel on the Town or Gala?
Please email [email protected]
When do ticket sales open?
Look for online ticket sales beginning in October.
Where is Festival of Trees located and how do I get there?
Festival of Trees is located on the fifth floor in the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.
- Street address: 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, Washington
Sound Transit Tacoma Link light rail stops directly in front of the convention center. We encourage Festival visitors to take advantage of the free rides available on this train.
To get there: Follow Interstate 5 towards Tacoma. At exit 133, turn right onto ramp towards I-705/City Center. Keep left to stay on ramp towards City Center/I-705. Turn left onto ramp towards A Street/City Center. Keep left to stay on ramp towards South 15th Street/Pacific Avenue. Follow South 15th Street two blocks, and the convention center will be on your left. Enter parking lots A or B from 17th Street and Broadway. The A lot is under the convention center building, and elevators to the 5th floor are just inside the building. Parking rates are set by the City of Tacoma and will depend upon your length of stay.
What are "Special Tours" and who can attend?
When is Public Day viewing and how much does it cost?
Festival of Trees is open to the public on Friday from 9am to 2pm Saturday from 10:30 am to 2pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance through Ticketmaster or at the door.
Public Day Admissions:
- General: $6 each
- Students (ages 13-18): $2 each
- Children 12 and under: free
What does Festival of Trees benefit?
Festival benefits Mary Bridge Children's Hospital.
How do I donate an item to the event?
- Complete and return the donation form to the Festival office.
- All procurement forms are due on October 1, 2017; all items to be delivered to the Festival office by November 15th.
I am unable to attend the event; how do I make a monetary donation to Festival of Trees?
How does an individual purchase a tree?
The trees are auctioned off at Gala, on Saturday, December 2nd. Please see the events page to register if you are interested in attending this event.
What activities are available on Public Days?
- Santaland photos
- Listen to the many amazing entertainment groups
- View the beautifully decorated trees
- Kids activities
- Mary Bridge Brigade Gift Shop
- Raffle Tree
How do I register to volunteer for the event?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Festival! We are currently updating our volunteer applications, job assignments and overall application process. Please check the volunteer page in September for the 2017 information.
What is the entertainment lineup this year?
The 2017 schedule will be available early- November.