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2012 Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees begins November 20 with Gala, open to public Nov. 21-25
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11/16/2012
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Funds raised from the 2012 Festival of Trees will support  expansion of the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Emergency Department - providing the highest caliber of care as the region's only Level II Trauma Center

Boise, idaho –  It’s time again for Christmas tree lovers, holiday art collectors and families who love to have yearly photos taken with Santa to mark their calendars. The Saint Alphonsus Festival of Trees celebrates its 29th year as the premier holiday tradition in the Treasure Valley. This year's event begins November 20th with the Festival of Trees black tie Gala Celebration. The public is invited to attend this joyful celebration starting Wednesday November 21 and continuing through Sunday, November 26.

Each year during Thanksgiving week, Boise Centre becomes home to a wonderland of holiday splendor featuring hundreds of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, traditional and unique wreaths, and holiday decor. Enhancing this remarkable display is a series of special events designed to please people of all ages. From the black-tie Gala to Breakfast with Santa, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Entertainment is provided by local dance groups, choirs and musicians throughout the week. 

The week-long event is a cherished tradition among local families who eagerly await and attend the Festival each November. The Festival of Trees has been a favorite holiday tradition for residents of the Treasure Valley for almost 30 years and has raised more than $7 million to improve healthcare in our community. Funds raised from this year’s event will support the expansion of the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Emergency Department and help us continue providing the highest caliber of care as the region's only Level II Trauma Center.

Schedule of events:

  • Tuesday, November 20 - Gala Celebration*: 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 21
    Hours of Admission: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Senior Day: Seniors Admitted for $2
    Senior Tea (included with admission): 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Iron Designer: 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving.
    Hours of Admission: 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday, November 23
    Hours of Admission: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Breakfast with Santa*: 7:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, November 24 - Family Day!
    Hours of Admission: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Breakfast with Santa*: 7:30 a.m.
    Visit from the Idaho 501st - a Star Wars costume troupe: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 25
    Hours of Admission: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Breakfast with Santa*: 7:30 a.m.
  • Monday, November 26
    Fashion Show & Luncheon*: 11 a.m.
    Meet Me Monday “Christmas Style”: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
*Event requires reservations and ticketing in advance.  Go to www.saintalphonsus.org/festival for more information.

The Festival of Trees supports and promotes the established Saint Alphonsus guiding principle of providing superior quality healthcare close to home for all those in need.

About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health. For information about Saint Alphonsus visit www.saintalphonsus.org.   

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