Norton Children's/Get Healthy Families/Services/Heart/CICU/Festival of Trees & Lights celebrates 30 years of helping Norton Children’s Hospital

The festival’s 30-year legacy has raised nearly $9.4 million to bring medical technology and great care to the hospital. Join us Nov. 15 to Nov. 17 at Louisville Slugger Field for the event!

By: Kim Huston • Posted: November 6, 2019

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The Festival of Trees & Lights, presented by Republic Bank, has helped kick off the holiday season in Louisville for the past 30 years.

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The festival and the Snow Ball gala have raised nearly $9.4 million, helping fund technology advancements and care at Norton Children’s Hospital.

The Festival of Trees & Lights has become a local favorite, spreading cheer with its walk-through displays showcasing hundreds of trees, wreaths, menorahs and decor, all available for purchase to benefit the Norton Children’s Hospital through the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

This year’s festival is Nov. 15 to Nov. 17 at Louisville Slugger Field.

Technology and care funded through the Festival of Trees & Lights, Snow Ball gala

Over 30 years, the Festival of Trees & Lights has helped to bring great care and medical technology to this community. Here are some of the highlights:

1993:Bone marrow transplant equipment

1994:“Just for Kids” Transport Teamairplane

1995:Viewing wand system for neurosurgery

1997:“Just for Kids” Critical Care Center

1999 & 2000:Telemedicine

2003 & 2004:Trauma center, surgical equipment

2005: Ackerly Child Psychiatric Unit


Festival of Trees & Lights

Nov. 15 to 17Louisville Slugger Field401 E. Main St.

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2006 & 2007: Neonatal intensive care unit(NICU)

2008:Pediatric surgery program

2009 & 2010: NICU

2011:Trauma center

2012:Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center

2013:Wendy Novak Diabetes Center

2014: Neuroscience program

2015: Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville

2016: Orthopedic care

2017:NICU

2018: Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Proceeds from the 2019 Festival of Trees & Lights will benefit the more than 185,000 children who seek care at Norton Children’s Hospital and its affiliated facilities each year. As Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric hospital, Norton Children’s Hospital, along with its predecessor hospitals, have cared for children for more than a century without regard to their families’ ability to pay.

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Join us by buying tickets and bringing the whole family for this Louisville family tradition.