Festival of Trees

Be part of the magic on November 21-26, 2023!

Get in the holiday giving spirit during this Thanksgiving week event at the Central WI Convention +EXPO Center in Rothschild. Stroll through a glittering forest of over one hundred holiday trees, wreaths, mantels and specialty items decorated and donated by community members and businesses for raffle and silent auction. Bid high and often! Purchases raffle tickets!

Funds raised support end of life care through Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services, including the Hospice House, and the Aspirus Family House providing a place to stay when people need to travel to Wausau for care.

Visit the Festival of Trees Event Page 

Thank You to our Sponsors

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 - Opening Night Gala

Get in the holiday giving spirit with culinary delights as you stroll through a glittering forest with live music, complimentary holiday spritzer mocktail, champagne and specialty beer courtesy of Fabiano Brothers. Be one of the first to purchase or bid on beautiful designer displays and fabulous items. Featuring gala exclusive raffles, auction packages and fund-a-need to support those who need a place to stay at the Aspirus Hospice House and Aspirus Family House.

Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26, 2023
Daily Viewing of Festival of Trees

  • Central WI Convention +EXPO Center, Rothschild
  • General Admission Tickets available at the door: $5 per person (children 2 and under Free).
    Admission includes a cookie and beverage.
  • Hours & General Information:

    Wednesday, Nov. 22 - Senior Stroll: 9am-Noon - $4; General Admission: Noon - 7pm
    Santa: 9am - Noon,  12:30-3:30pm

    Thursday, Nov. 23 - 1pm - 5pm
    Santa: 2-4pm

    Friday, Nov. 24 - 9am - 7pm

    Saturday, Nov. 25 - Noon-5pm 
    Santa: Noon-3pm

    Sunday, Nov. 26 - 9am - 2pm 
    Santa: TBA

Wednesday, November 22, 2023 - Senior Stroll

A special viewing time for seniors of the Festival of Trees with the lights a little brighter and space for wheelchairs.

  • 9am-Noon - Central WI Convention +EXPO Center, Rothschild
  • $4 per person
  • Tickets available at the door. For large group pre-purchase, please call the Aspirus Health Foundation at 715-847-2470.

Saturday, November 25, 2023 - Teddy Bear Blast

A holiday event for children and their favorite teddy bear. Visit with Santa, enjoy holiday crafts, games, story time, sing-along, teddy bear checks and snack. Bring your own huggable friend along!

Recommended for ages 10 and under.

  • 9-11am - Central WI Convention +EXPO Center, Rothschild
  • $10 per person in advance ($15 at the door) | Children 3 and Under FREE
  • Purchase your tickets online or call the Aspirus Health Foundation at 715-847-2470.