Become a Designer

Designer registration for this year's event is now open!

Click here to register as a designer for Festival of Trees 2019!

Anyone can participate and all are welcome.

We are always looking for creative individuals, groups, and organizations to help increase the holiday spirit by designing a tree, wreath or gingerbread house for Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees!

This year we are offering the opportunity to design the following items: 7-Foot Tree, 4-Foot Tree, 2-Foot Tree, Wreath and Gingerbread House.

Creations are considered a donation to the Festival of Trees. Each design will be priced for the public to purchase, thus raising money for the children of Kennedy Krieger Institute. In appreciation for the donation, each designer will receive complimentary Festival of Trees tickets and inclusion in the event program, and will be eligible for a variety of awards.

Designer submissions sell out every year.

For any designer questions, please contact Angela Pabich at (443) 923-7300 or FestivalOfTrees@KennedyKrieger.org.

Want to design a tree? You can choose from three different sizes:

Trees can be decorated with any style or theme you choose, so let your imagination run wild! Designers will be responsible for providing all decorating and display materials for their tree(s). Kennedy Krieger Institute will provide all artificial trees and tree stands (these trees and stands must be used; no substitutions allowed). Tree decorating will take place on-site at the Cow Palace on the Sunday and Monday prior to the event opening.

The following registration fees are required for anyone choosing to decorate a tree and must be paid at the time of registration. Please note the registration fee offsets a portion of the cost of the trees and administrative costs to the Institute.

Itemregistration fee
7-foot Tree (limit 1 per person)$75.00
4-foot Tree (limit 1 per person)

$35.00

2-foot Tree$5.00

 

Special thanks to our 2018 designers!

Anyone can create a wreath at home to be displayed and sold at Festival of Trees. This is a fun seasonal activity for everyone involved! It’s easy to be a wreath designer at Festival of Trees – you can decorate it at home and just drop off your item at the State Fairgrounds on the Sunday or Monday prior to the event opening. You, as a designer, are responsible for supplying your own artificial or dried wreath and all decorating/display materials. All items should be included as part of the donation to Kennedy Krieger Institute. Costs cover a portion of the administrative cost. 

Itemregistration fee
Wreath (limit 6 per person)$5.00

 

Wreath Information & Guidelines

Special Thanks to our 2018 Wreath Designers

Everyone is welcome to submit a creation into the Gingerbread Village at Festival of Trees. Whether you are a culinary art professional, Boy Scout troop, Girl Scout troop, or just a group of friends, the possibilities are endless with these gingerbread structures.

As a designer, you are responsible for supplying your own decorating and display materials. These items should be included as part of your donation to Kennedy Krieger Institute. It’s easy to be a Gingerbread House designer – you get to decorate it at home and just drop off your item at the State Fairgrounds on the Sunday or Monday prior to the event opening. Fees cover a portion of the adminsitrative costs. 

Itemregistration fee
Gingerbread House$5.00

Gingerbread House Information & Guidelines

Special Thanks to our 2018 Gingerbread House Designers

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