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Kennedy Krieger’s Festival of Trees: A Black Friday Weekend Alternative

by AFRO Staff

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Once again Kennedy Krieger’s annual Festival of Trees, the largest holiday-themed festival on the East Coast, offers a cheerful alternative to the post-Thanksgiving shopping mall mob scene.

From Black Friday through Sunday, the Maryland State Fairgrounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 600 decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses to transport guests directly to Santa’s North Pole.

A family tradition since 1990, the fairyland forest on display is the Kennedy-Krieger Institute’s major fundraiser and is a one-stop-shop for the holiday season.

Attendees and Institute supporters can start their own online Happy Holidays Fundraising page to raise money for Kennedy Krieger. For every $10 raised to support the children and families of Kennedy Krieger Institute, supporters will receive one free ticket to Festival of Trees.

The raffle at this year’s Festival of Trees features a three-night Disney vacation for four including airfare and hotel accommodations. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $2 at the event or online at:


Nov. 23 -25, 2012
10AM - 6PM  Sunday
The Cow Palace
Timonium, Maryland 21093

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