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Festival Of Trees


Join us for the Festival of Trees…for the love of a child! to support RUHS Foundation and get in the spirit of the season! The festival kicks off with our annual fundraising Gala* with wonderful entertainment, amazing trees, and holiday décor. The fun continues through the week with fun activities, open to the public.

Proceeds from the Festival of Trees fund lifesaving equipment and programs for RUHS Medical Center's pediatric units, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and the Child Abuse and Neglect Unit.

*reservations required


Riverside Convention Center
​​​3637 5th Street, Riverside CA​(in Downtown Riverside)​

Schedule of Events

Mistletoe Magic Gala

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Through Fund-A-Need, a live and silent auction, and ticket and table purchases, we raise awareness and funds to make a difference!

*Advanced ticket purchase required. 

Click here for more information.


Tree Extravaganza & Holiday Boutique

November 24-26, 2017

Friday, November 24
10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 25
10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 26
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Visit the Festival of Trees…for the love of a child! to view 50+ beautifully decorated trees that adorn the halls of the Riverside Convention Center.   Come shop at our holiday boutique that includes over 25 vendors.


Storytime & Craft Time with Santa

Friday, November 24, 2017

10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

A cherished tradition, Santa returns to share holiday cheer through classic stories and fun crafts!


Jingle Bell Jam

Saturday, November 25, 2016

10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Come watch local youth shine on center stage. This family-friendly event showcases musical performances, a visit from Santa and lots of holiday cheer.


Senior Stroll through the Trees

Saturday, November 25, 2016

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Seniors are invited to take a hosted tour through the trees, learn about the inspiration behind the designs and enjoy a hot chocolate bar brought to you by Janet Goeske Foundation.


Santa's Wonderland

Sunday, November 26, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Reservation Required. This special event is limited to 50 children and their guest! Enjoy hot chocolate bar and fun activities, one on one time with Santa, and professional photography to take home. Visit: www.ruhealth.org/santaswonderland to reserve.


Steering Committee Members

Pam Touschner, Chair
Mike Adcock
Mary Ashley
Judy Carpenter
Margo Chabot
Tammie Duncan
Kathleen Hartman​​

Don​​na Knox
Ronica Mickelson
Marissa Peterson
Erin Phillips
Julie Reyes
Greg Sloan
Suzi Zuppardo