Safeway | Providence Festival of Trees


A Portland tradition for 40 years, Providence Festival of Trees features a full schedule of elegant events and community celebrations at the Oregon Convention Center. This magical setting is the perfect place to kick off the holiday season! Proceeds benefit Providence Children’s Health.

2022 Festival of Trees

Attend the gala dinner and auction! You’ll see stunning Christmas trees and displays decorated by local businesses, designers, florists and volunteers. As a gala guest, you can enter to win spectacular raffles, bid in live and silent auctions, and donate to raise money for children with special health care needs.

Proceeds from the events benefit Providence Children’s Health, which provides health care to more than 20,000 children with special health care needs every year.

Our Events

Gala Dinner and Auction - Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Oregon Convention Center
5:30 p.m. Silent auction and reception
7 p.m. Live auction and dinner

Elf Academy Public Show – Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Oregon Convention Center
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Festival Holiday TV Special on KATU – Wednesday, December 7 at 7 p.m.


Your health is our top priority. This fall is bringing a rise in flu, RSV and COVID cases. Masks are encouraged at the festival for everyone over 2 years old. Providence encourages everyone to stay up to date on vaccinations. If you are sick, please stay home. 


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About Festival of Trees

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By giving generously, you will help sustain and advance specialized programs for children and families at Providence. Proceeds benefit our Children's Health Area of Greatest Need fund, which helps support many programs and services within our hospitals and clinics.
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Committee & Designers
Festival of Trees is made possible by the volunteers who give generously of their time throughout the year to bring the Festival to life.
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Elf Academy
Kids will have a chance to learn what it’s like to be one of Santa’s elves at Elf Academy at the Festival!
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Gala Dinner & Auction
Kick off the holiday season in style on Dec. 1 at Portland's premier holiday event. This year's gala will feature a re-imagined experience as we celebrate the 40-year Portland tradition and its impact on the community. Join in all the gala fun this year and support vital programs and services for children - especially children with special health care needs.
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Festival of Trees Holiday Special
Tune in Wednesday, Dec. 7 for an up-close look at this year's Festival trees and special highlights from Festivals gone by. Share holiday magic with your family - and enter to win this year's raffle tree! Join us on KATU Channel 2.
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This holiday tradition would not be possible without the support of our generous sponsors. We would like to especially thank our presenting sponsor, Safeway Foundation for their generous support of Providence Festival of Trees.
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More than 1,000 people volunteer for Providence Festival of Trees each year, contributing about 30,000 hours annually to make the event possible. We are happy to be welcoming back our volunteers this year. Please check back in a few weeks to see what opportunities are available.
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