Festival of Trees

The University Hospital Foundation’s 2021 Festival of Trees, presented by Landmark Homes, invites Albertans to Share the Joy and connect with the spirit of the season. This flagship fundraising event offers a variety of fun-filled, heartwarming experiences for everyone to enjoy, in support of this year’s cause to make life better for Albertans living with end-stage kidney disease.

Running from November 2 until December 23, the Festival of Trees offers numerous ways to kick off the holiday season in style:

  • Gifts of Gratitude was created for our front-line workers who have persevered in the face of unprecedented challenges, and gives community members a unique way to show their appreciation. Each Gift of Gratitude will feature gift cards for meals, experiences, coffee and other locally-sourced items.
  • Festival in a Boxpresented by Cantiro Homesoffers an exclusive collection of carefully curated activities and treats with themes for date night, children and families. Each box will heighten the enjoyment of the festive season.
  • Santa’s Breakfast, outdoors for the first time, gives families and cohorts the chance to enjoy a pancake breakfast in an individually heated, private dome at the beautiful University of Alberta Botanic Garden. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance to deliver activities and elevate the magical experience.
  • Decorated and Delivered, presented by Canadian Tire, allows supporters to purchase a tree or holiday décor item that would normally be displayed at the Edmonton Convention Centre during the Festival. Perfect for the office or home, your tree will be decorated and delivered to your door at the end of November and picked up early in the new year.
  • Online Auction, presented by SMS Equipment and Stuart Olson, helps shoppers find the perfect gift for a loved one between November 16 and December 5.
  • 50/50 Draw, presented by Canadian Tire, gives Albertans an opportunity to win big with a maximum jackpot of $1.5 million and three early-bird prizes. Tickets will be available online to the public from November 23 to December 23.
  • And much, much more.

Proceeds from the 2021 Festival will help expand West Edmonton Kidney Care, a University of Alberta Hospital Community Facility. This facility will offer a Home Therapy Clinic and training centre, which will help hundreds of Albertans with end-stage kidney disease move to home dialysis. Since kidney disease is incurable, if a patient is not eligible for a kidney transplant, some form of dialysis is the only treatment option.

Learn more at festivaloftrees.ca.