Walk through holiday lights and decor at the Festival of Trees and Lights. Photo: Catch Des Moines
Blank Children’s Hospital will host the 38th annual Festival of Trees and Lights at the Iowa Events Center this weekend. The event will have a guided, one-way path through decorated trees and holiday decor. Also featured will be stories of children cared for at Blank.
In addition, visitors can browse and buy items at the holiday gift shop or participate in a gingerbread contest. There also will be children’s activities.
Tickets are $5 per person. For safety precautions, masks are required, and there will be designated starting times. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Funds raised will benefit the hospital’s Child Life program and the Center for Advocacy and Outreach.