Festival of Trees draws big crowd to Boise Centre

The event drew a big crowd at the Boise Centre.

BOISE - Families from across the Treasure Valley gathered in Boise Friday for day three of the Festival of Trees.

Hundreds of people packed into the Boise Centre to take a look at the impressive artistic displays on the canvas of trees.

If you can think of a decoration scheme, there is a probably a Christmas tree to match it.

Colorful displays of all kinds caught the eyes of kids and adults alike.

There are hundreds of trees to see at the festival, each with their own unique flair.

The trees were auctioned off earlier this week to raise money for Saint Alphonsus.

The popular holiday event is now in its 33rd year.

Over the years the festival has raised more than $9 million -- all for a great cause.

"So every year a project or a specialty at the hospital is chosen, this year it is all for the babies,” said Jill Aldape with the Saint Alphonsus Foundation. “We are supporting the work in the neo-natal intensive care unit, and it will support the babies and families that have to have that scary time in the NICI, and this Festival of Trees is here to support their sacred work there."

The Festival of Trees raised more than $100,000 during their gala on Tuesday night.

They expect to raise even more over the next few days.

Saturday is KTVB family day at the Festival of Trees!

Bring a toy donation for the Salvation Army family services and receive $1.00 off adult admission to the Festival of Trees.

Copyright 2016 KTVB


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