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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the 2014 event dates?

How do I get on the invitation list for Jinglebell Jam or Gala?

Please email


Ladies night out Registration opens in September, 2014

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 new 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/I7-5. 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 is "Special Tours" and who can attend?

On Thursday, December 4, from 9am to 2pm, Festival of Trees opens up viewing to groups with special needs. For Special Tours, admission is free; however, in order to receive this free admission, groups must email

When is Public Day viewing and how much does it cost?

Festival of Trees is open to the public on Saturday, December 6 from 9am to 2pm and Sunday, December 7 from 11am to 4pm.

Public Day Admissions:
General: $6 each
Students (ages 13-18): $2 each
Children 12 and under are 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.
  • Email if you have any questions.
  • All Procurement Forms are due on October 1, 2014; all items to be delivered to the Festival office by November 16.

I am unable to attend the event; how do I make a monetary donation to Festival of Trees?

Click here to make a donation.

How does an individual purchase a tree?

The trees are auctioned off at Gala, on Friday, December 6th. Please email us 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 and vote for your favorite
  • 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 2014 information.

What is the entertainment lineup this year?

(Please note that the 2014 schedule will not be available until mid October.)

I am a designer and need more information.

Click here to be directed to the Tree Designer's page.