Festival of Trees continues holiday fair at Riverside Convention Center

Festival of Trees displays 50 decorated trees at the Riverside Convention Center. Valley News/Courtesy photo
RIVERSIDE - Riverside University Health System Foundation’s Festival of Trees, a popular local tradition, will take place at the Riverside Convention Center on Nov. 24 and 25. Coinciding with the weekend after Thanksgiving, the event offers free family fun, including dozens of beautifully decorated trees, a holiday marketplace, performances, and opportunities to see Santa.The Festival of Trees raises awareness and support for RUHS – Medical Center’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and the Child Abuse and Neglect Unit.“Supporting the cause, and the fact that this event helps the hospital, is what keeps me coming back to decorate each year,” said Tammie Blackmore, who has volunteered her time as a tree decorator since the event debuted in 1989. “This is truly
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