Skip to Main Content
Stressed? Asking for Help is a sign of Strength! Crisis Nursery Hotline 309-674-4125

Festival of Trees


Crittenton Centers is excited to announce the 11th Annual "Winter Around the World" Festival of Trees! Festival of Trees is a community-wide event that will surely put everyone in the holiday spirit.  More than 90 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces, and other holiday decor items will be on display to enjoy, as well as to bid on to take home.  Other highlights from the weekend will include an out-and-about gift certificate tree, snack shop, Saturday Family Fun Day featuring Santa, ongoing family-friendly entertainment and so much more. 


 November 21st – 24th, 2019

First Federated Church of Peoria's Life Together Center 
3625 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria (Corner of Sheridan & War Memorial)

 Want to volunteer? Contact Abby Colvin, Special Events Coordinator or Sign-Up Here

Admission For Public Hours:

Friday: 10:00a-6:00p

Saturday: 12:00p-5:00p

Sunday 11:00a-3:00p

Children (2 and under) FREE
Children (3-14) $3.00
Adults $6.00
Seniors (60+) $3.00


We are so excited to have you with us this year! We are gearing up for another great holiday season but we are still planning and getting everything decorated for you! To watch what we are up to follow us on Instagram @festivaloftrees_peoria !



To keep up with us all weekend, purchase tickets, and get exclusive insiders updates during the week 

Text FOT19 to 76278



Schedule of Events


Jingle and Mingle


Thursday, November 21, 5:30-8:30 pm


An exclusive first look at the Festival of Trees’ unique silent auction of trees, wreaths and hearth and home items. Guests will enjoy drinks and appetizers with a Feliz Navidad theme. The attire is business casual. Purchase your tickets here!




Senior Day


Friday, November 22, 10:00am-3:00pm


A day full of laughs and fun for the 55+ age group. Attendees enjoy entertainment, activities, and BINGO. Lunch will be provided for a small charge and registration can be purchased online, by ordering through the contact below, or at the door. Want to learn more? See our official flyer and registration form!




Scout Night Troop Tree Decorating Contest


Friday, November 22, 4:00-6:00pm


Do you know of a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop that would love to get into the holiday spirit by decorating a tabletop or 4.5 ft. tree? Register online by contacting our special events coordinator at the contact below, then troops return Friday to enjoy dinner, crafts, and more! Badges and decorating awards will also be given out on Friday. 

Flyer and registration found here! 




Brunch and Bubbly


Saturday, November 23, 9:00am-11:00am


This event sells out quickly so be sure to purchase your tickets here before they are sold out Brunch and Bubbly is a must-attend in the Peoria area. This women’s brunch is full of giveaways, experiences and most of all holiday spirit for Crittenton Centers. We ask that you dress fashion-forward as we celebrate the season with what to wear for the holidays with Broms, Blue Boutique, and Old Navy. 




Family Day


Saturday, November 23, 1:00-5:00pm


This family-friendly event is filled with crafts, entertainment, snacks, princesses, Santa, and so much more. For a general admission price at the door, you and your family are welcome to enjoy the whole festival together.




Sweet Sundae Tea


Sunday, November 24, 1:00-3:00pm


This “Mommy and Me” tea serves as our last event but we surely saved the best for last. Enjoy a fun afternoon traveling around the world with continental crafts, a scavenger hunt, Santa experiences and a frozen yogurt treat station sponsored by Sweet CeCe’s. Purchase tickets here!






For more information about the Festival or if you have questions

please contact Abby Colvin, Special Events Coordinator at 309-674-0105 or


Thank You to our Cherished Crittenton Centers' Sponsors


"My Stepping Stones’ Educator is great; she helps me with lots of things."

~ Family Services Parent

Photo Gallery - Festival of Trees

Website Design, Development, & Hosting by Stellar Systems, Inc.