The Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2013 is November 29-December 1!

Hours are Friday & Saturday from 10am-9pm, and Sunday, December 1 from 10am-6pm.

This year, tickets are $13 for Adults, and $7 for Seniors and Children ages 5-12. (Children 4 and under are free.) Tickets can be purchased at the door, but if you buy in advance (through Thursday, November 28) through this link on their site, you can save $2 on each adult ticket, and $1 on children and Senior tickets. This year you can print them out and bring them with you! If you aren’t able to pre-order, you can print a $1 coupon from their site and bring it to the box office! (Note, you will need one coupon for each discounted ticket.)

Most of the games & activities for children require tickets or a wrist band and if you have kids, once they see them, they will want to play them. Prices/ticket requirements for the SantaLand activities, per the site:

SantaLand Activity Ticket Prices (Red Activity Tickets are $.50 each) are as follows:

2 Red Tickets: Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts, Inflatable Slide Ride
4 Red Tickets: Carousel and Train Ride
6 Red Tickets: Remote Control Race Track and Simulator Ride
$5 Green Ticket: 1 Pony Ride (You may also use 10 Red Tickets)
$5 Wristband: Unlimited Carousel, Train and Inflatable Slide Rides

You can purchase an Activity Ticket Quick Pack for $20 at the Ticket Booth in SantaLand. The Activity Ticket Quick Pack includes 20 Red Activity Tickets, 1 Wristband*, and 1 Pony Ride. (Wristband good for Unlimited Carousel, Train and Inflatable Slide Rides.)

If you have children, and you don’t get the Activity Ticket Quick Pack, budget accordingly. (I highly recommend at least the wrist band.) Get red tickets too if your kids will want to do the remote control race track or play the carnival games. The line for the pony ride can get long, so if your child may not be able or willing to wait, maybe get 10 extra red tickets instead of the green one and if they don’t wait, do a few other red ticket activities!

Friday at 11am the popular group Milkshake is scheduled to perform, so expect the main stage and through area to be busy at that time. The kids will love it, though! Milkshake is scheduled to perform again at 4pm for those who couldn’t make the morning show!

What else is there at the Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees? The TREES! Beautifully decorated trees (which are for sale – but tend to go quickly, so if you want one, jump on it!) and gingerbread houses to admire and potentially purchase.

The shopping area has an incredible amount of unique items and gifts for you to browse and buy.

Kids can visit Santa, and share with him their gift wishes!

One tip — lunchtime in the eating area gets very, very crowded. If you can, plan to get food a little early, and grab some seats at a table.

All in all, this is a fun event every year, and it benefits the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the many families the organization helps.

Come enjoy a lovely Winter Wonderland right in Timonium.