Festival of Trees

More to love about the Festival of Trees

There was more to love at the 2022 University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees!

Reimagined and more accessible than ever, the 2022 Festival of Trees presented by Landmark Homes brought Edmontonians more events and experiences to enjoy from August through December. Gala & Auction and Silver Bell Soiree, two must-attend holiday fundraising events, got an exciting new makeover. We also brought back the best ideas from 2021, like our instant-classic Santa’s Breakfast at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden and the cherished Festival in a Box.

It didn’t stop there. Festival of Trees fans enjoyed a selection of decorated trees at our brand-new Winter Wonderland holiday market, and experienced big wins in support of our cause with the famous 50/50 Draw and festive Online Auction.

Through community support and the generosity of our donors, Festival of Trees was able to raise $2.07 million for the new Neuro Rehabilitation Innovation Centre at the University of Alberta Hospital.

Stay tuned for more information about the 2023 Festival of Trees!

Festival in the Garden

A first-ever summer event for the Festival of Trees, Festival in the Garden took place at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden. From the stunning garden backdrop to the delicious charcuterie and lively entertainment, Festival in the Garden was an evening to remember!

Santa's Breakfast

Hosted at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Santa's Breakfast allowed guests to enjoy a sit-down breakfast in heated dining domes. Throughout the event, guests enjoyed onsite entertainment and visits with Santa.

Gala & Auction

The 2022 Gala & Auction, hosted by Edmonton’s own Ashley Callingbull, featured a delectable six-course meal, a live and silent auction and world class entertainment, including traditional hoop dancer “Notorious Cree”, all surrounded by our signature trees and the shimmering effects of the northern lights.

Silver Bell Soirée

The 2022 Silver Bell Soirée presented by Cantiro, set a new bar for holiday cocktail parties! Guests were welcomed with champagne served by a mid-air aerialist then found themselves surrounded by surprises in every corner, from a pretzel wall, to a hidden speakeasy, to amazing live entertainment and delicious hors d’oeuvres.

Decorate and Deliver

Ordering your holiday décor package with the University Hospital Foundation’s Decorate and Deliver not only allows you to have an affordable, professionally decorated office or showroom for the holidays, but also supports the Festival of Trees cause.

50/50 Draw

The 2022 Festival of Trees 50/50 Draw came to a close with a final jackpot of $404,080 with half of that supporting the new Neuro Rehabilitation Innovation Centre.