Festival of Trees
Festival of Trees Eugene, Coming Nov. 22-23 & 25-27, 2022
Festival of Trees has delighted families and supported Cascade Health’s charitable programs since 1993. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary event in 2022, we are thrilled to invite you to join us November 22-23 and 25-27 at the Valley River Inn for Festival of Trees 2022: A Season of Light!
A Season of Light
Throughout the world, winter holidays focus on light to brighten the season. As always, Festival of Trees will dazzle guests with sparkling displays of light while bringing hope to our community through compassionate end-of-life care at Cascade Health’s Pete Moore Hospice House.
In 2022, Festival of Trees will feature a mix of historical favorites with new elements to enliven and entertain. And now with both in-person and virtual components, everyone can participate in the fun! Explore all the ways to enjoy Festival of Trees below!
If you would like to receive event updates, please join our Festival of Trees mailing list or follow us on Facebook or Instagram. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you and your family!
Tour of Trees
A family tradition in Eugene-Springfield! The Tour of Trees features elaborately decorated trees with unique themes from talented designers. Together with the beautiful hall of wreaths, the trees transform the Valley River Inn into a winter wonderland. Trees are available for purchase in the silent and live auctions (hybrid in-person/online) and wreaths can be bought and taken home immediately.
The tour is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 per adult, $5 per child or $20 per family. It will be open:
Wednesday, Nov. 23 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Senior Day)
Friday, Nov. 25 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Starlight Celebration Gala
The evening of Friday, Nov. 25, Cascade Health’s annual holiday gala will be a magical, memorable evening! Delicious food and wine, a robust silent auction and a live auction featuring gorgeous trees, exciting trips and other unique packages. Proceeds from the evening help Cascade Health’s Pete Moore Hospice House provide care and comfort to patients and their families during the final phase of life.
Friday, Nov. 25, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Black tie (optional)
Individual seat(s): $150, table of 10: $1,500 (available online soon)
Hybrid Silent Auction
Gift baskets for everyone, beautiful holiday décor and certificates to keep you entertained throughout year. The silent auction at Festival of Trees has enticing packages to make gift shopping — or some well-deserved self-indulgence — easy and fun. Just bid on your smartphone (or with our bid assistants) and if you’re outbid later, you can raise your bid right from home! The silent auction opens online Monday, Nov. 21 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 27 at 12 p.m. Items must be picked up Sunday, Nov. 27 from 2 – 6 p.m.
Cocktails, Crafts & Conifers
New in ’22, we’re introducing an evening cocktail party featuring holiday craft demonstrations and workshops to jump start your creativity. You’ll also enjoy signature cocktails, beer, wine and nibbles while you get a sneak peek at the trees and early bird access to the holiday marketplace. A perfect girl’s night out, couples’ activity or work group outing to indulge in some grown-up fun before the holiday season kicks into high gear!
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $50 (available online soon)
After a hiatus in 2021, we’re excited for the return of our holiday marketplace! Perfect for holiday gift shopping, the marketplace showcases a variety of local vendors with a focus on handmade and artisan wares. Entry is free and the marketplace is open during all Tour of Trees hours.
Light Up a Life Candlelight Ceremony
The holidays can be a difficult time for people who have lost a loved one. Balancing happy memories with feeling of profound loss can be hard. Light Up a Life is a tree and candle lighting ceremony that gives people of all spiritual backgrounds the opportunity to pay tribute as we read the names of those who have passed. The event is open to everyone in the community and is free to attend, though we require an RSVP and ask that you consider making a $15 donation. For more information, visit the Light Up a Life page or contact us as (541) 228-3083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register Now (coming soon!)
The dedication of a not-so-small army of volunteers has been instrumental to the success of Festival of Trees from day one. From decorators to delivery drivers and everything in between, volunteers are the heart of the event. Whether you’ve been with us for thirty years or this is your first, we would love to welcome you to the Festival of Trees family and have many volunteer opportunities available:
- Tree & Wreath Decorators
- Committee Volunteers
- Craft Demonstrators
- Event Day Volunteers
Sponsor or Donate
Festival of Trees has become Cascade Health’s largest fundraising event and a local tradition thanks to the partnership and generosity of individual and business donors like you. By donating items or becoming a sponsor of Festival of Trees, you will enjoy exposure to thousands of people at the event and through the promotions leading up to it. Most importantly, you can take pride in knowing that you have helped to bring this magical holiday event to life in support of compassionate end of life care for our community.
We are incredibly grateful for donations of cash, new items, gift baskets or special experiences such as time in your vacation rental or a behind-the-scenes look at your unique job. Donations like these ensure that we can keep overhead low and the largest percent of proceeds possible goes directly to patient and family care at Pete Moore Hospice House. If you have an item you’d like to give, or an idea for a one-of-a-kind auction package, we would love to hear from you! Contact us at (541) 228-3003 or email@example.com, and we will be in touch.
We are also pleased to offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities and are honored to appreciate your support with public recognition and unique benefits. Please download our sponsorship brochure to find out more or contact us to build a custom sponsorship that meets your organization’s specific goals. Thank you for supporting Cascade Health!
Sarah-Kate Sharkey, Executive Director
Cascade Health Foundation
Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors