‘A Gift of Love’ – 49th Annual Festival of Trees to Support Medical Care at Primary Children’s Hospital

The 49th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital will run from Wednesday, Dec. 4 to Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Mountain America Expo Center, 9575 S. State St. in Sandy, Utah. 

The event, believed to be the largest indoor display of decorated Christmas trees in the world, includes a Tuesday, Dec. 3 silent auction for thousands of decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, handmade quilts, outdoor playhouses, gingerbread houses and centerpieces. 

Other attractions include live entertainment, gift shops, treats including homemade hot scones, sweet rolls and fudge, and photos with Santa, along with many other activities for children. 

“Festival of Trees is a magical way to kick off the 2019 Christmas season,” said Shauna Davis, chairwoman of the Festival of Trees Volunteer Executive Board. “It has become a tradition that inspires volunteers, individuals, groups, businesses, and families to come together and provide ‘A Gift of Love’ to children in need. We hope the community will join in the magic of this tradition.”

Since its inception, the Festival of Trees has raised nearly $40 million to help provide the best medical care to children at Primary Children’s Hospital and through the Primary Children’s Network of Care, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. 

Each year, Primary Children’s Hospital serves more than 100,000 patients from communities spanning a 400,000 square-mile service area.  In 2018, Primary Children’s expended more than $18 million in charity care to families, benefitting children throughout the Intermountain area – Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Montana, Alaska and beyond.

The Festival of Trees is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 2-11, and $6 for attendees ages 65 and older. 

A Family Day ticket admitting up to six immediate family members is good only for Wednesday, Dec. 7. Tickets to the Dec. 3 Opening Night silent auction, a semi-formal event, are $20 each. Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to attend the silent auction. 

Tickets are available online at festivaloftreesutah.org.  

As the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the Intermountain West, Primary Children’s Hospital offers treatment in more than 60 subspecialties, from cancer to cardiology, and neurosurgery to orthopedics. Primary Children’s is ranked among the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. 
For more information, visit festivaloftreesutah.org.  



The 49th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital will run December 4th to 7th.