Festival of Trees & Lights

November 22 – 26, 2016

This is the Iowa Architectural Foundation’s 7th year at the Blank Children’s Hospital’s Festival of Trees and Lights, and AIC Committee members are designing a vignette, including a tree, mantel and door.

Former IAF Executive Director Kristin McHugh Johnson has been busy creating the floral decorations and gathering toys and books to complete the theme of “Santa’s Little Architects.”

This year ASI sign company is again donating laser-etched ornaments. To enhance our theme, IAF volunteers are creating line drawings of iconic toys. The festival will again feature a children’s book drive, and the group, or person, that donates 100 new books will have their name appear in the festival program and on the book drive signage. If you want to make a donation of books, please contact the Foundation office at director@iowaarchfoundation.org.

Festival of Trees & Lights

Join us for the 2017 Festival of Trees and Lights on November 22 – 26, 2017! Open to the public.


Veteran’s Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center

833 5th Avenue, Des Moines


$5 at event

Children 2 & Younger: Free

Event Hours

Wed., Nov. 22  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 23  1 p.m.  to 7 p.m.
 Fri., Nov. 24  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 Sat., Nov. 25  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
 Sun., Nov. 26  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.