Festival of Trees and Winter Faire

Festival of Trees

We are ushering in the season with our second annual Festival of Trees and Winter Faire. The four-day event begins with a beautiful display of trees and ends with a holiday bazaar with lots of shopping, drawings, and good cheer.

Visit the Trees

Enjoy the wonder of the season by stopping by to see a sparkling display of trees donated by UConn Health faculty, staff, students, and Auxiliary members. The trees will be on display from Tuesday, December 4 through Thursday, December 6, on the Mezzanine Level of the University Tower. Each beautifully decorated tree will go home with a lucky winner in our Festival of Trees and Winter Faire drawing.

Shop Our Holiday Bazaar

Join us for all your holiday shopping at our one-day holiday bazaar on Friday, December 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Food Court, Main Building. The event will feature a variety of local crafters and artists offering unique holiday gift ideas, home décor, personalized ornaments, and more. While you’re there, be sure to enter our fan favorite holiday basket drawing.

Holiday Bazaar Vendors

Uncle Carney's Bootleg Habanero Jams Homemade jams
LD's Chocolates Homemade chocolate
Sandy's Soap Shop Soaps, lotions, bath fizzles, etc.
Cinsational Giftz holiday décor made from vintage jewelry – many that light up
Spirited Touch Designs Handcrafted tiles and gourds, resin jewelry
Quilting After Dark Handcrafted bags, totes and wallets
Baubles For Madels One of a kind handmade jewelry
M's Gems Handcrafted pins, pulls, jewelry, etc.
The Garden Party by Deneen Matted prints, greeting and note cards
The Traveling Gentlemen's Boutique Men's socks, ties, etc.
Crocheted by Bianca Handmade hats, scarves, accessories, etc.
Heartwood at Home Wood signs and home décor
Reflections Jewelry Fine handcrafted gold and silver jewelry
TJJ Sews Keychains, collars, hats
Meena Creations Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry
UConn Health Students Pediatric Holiday Cards
Kathi's China Closet Birdbaths, garden flowers, centerpieces
A & J Pet Products Pet leashes and collars
Lorraine Cosgrove Photography Custom prints and greeting cards
Maple & Fern Company Hand painted wood slice ornaments, holiday décor, etc.
East Wind Trading Co. Silver Jewelry
Qutie’s Body Bar Organic skin and body care products
Creatively Yours Handmade silver jewelry and folk dolls, bags
Nella’s Creatiions Homemade wreaths, candle holders, etc.

Donate a Tree or Basket

Support the event by decorating and donating a tree or basket reflecting the season, a theme, or interest. The key is to be imaginative! Best of all, every beautifully decorated tree and basket will go home with a lucky winner in our Festival of Trees and Winter Faire drawing. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 7, at 3 p.m.

Interested in decorating and donating a tree or basket?

Tree Decorating Guidelines and Registration Holiday Basket Registration

Proceeds from the event will support Auxiliary initiatives.