The 34th Annual Festival of Trees begins this Thursday at the Metra Park Expo Center with this years theme 'Christmas around the world.'
The first day of the festival includes a gala and tree auction starting at 6 p.m. and will feature 37 trees all decorated differently to highlight various Christmas traditions around the world.
The festival will continue Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will include various activities such as brunch with Santa, Tea in the Trees and more. Gift boutiques will also be available with shopping from a variety of vendors.
Various forms of entertainment will be going on both days including choral and dance groups.
Admission prices are $3 for per person, $10 per family (2 adults) and children 6 and under get in for free.