Fantasy of Trees

Fantasy of TreesThe proceeds from Fantasy of Trees benefit East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Knoxville's only not-for-profit Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center. In 35 years, the Fantasy of Trees has raised more than $8.5 million to provide much-needed medical equipment for children served by East Tennessee Children's Hospital. Since the first Fantasy of Trees in 1985 that welcomed 13,125 visitors, Knoxville's annual festival of trees has hosted well over one million people.

The 2020 Fantasy of Trees will be held Wednesday, November 25 - Sunday, November 29, 2020 with a special Preview Party on Tuesday, November 24, 2020.

The Fantasy of Trees is designed, created and staffed by thousands of volunteers who give more than 180,000 hours annually to make the Fantasy of Trees the premier holiday event in East Tennessee.

Read more about the history and purpose of Fantasy of Trees and check out some of the great things we have lined up for this year's event in Fantasy at a Glance.

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Fantasy of Trees Dates

  • Tue., Nov. 24th: Preview Party (7pm-10pm)
  • Wed., Nov. 25th: 9am-9pm
  • Thu., Nov. 26th: 3pm-8pm
  • Fri., Nov. 27th: 9am-9pm
  • Sat., Nov. 28th: 9am-9pm
  • Sun., Nov. 29th: 12pm-6pm

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More About Fantasy of Trees

Directions & Parking

Fantasy of Trees is located in the Knoxville Convention Center, in downtown Knoxville, TN. This page provides directions to the Convention Center from all local interstates, as well as information on where to park.

Directions & Parking

History of Giving

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is able to provide care and equipment with the generous support of people in East Tennessee who support Children's through fundraising events such as Fantasy of Trees.

History of Giving


One of our most popular attractions is our large selection of holiday-themed shops and kiosks. It's the perfect place to find the perfect present! Come stroll along our Village Marketplace for some special holiday shopping at these great vendors. 


Raffle Tree

Raffle Tree - WalMartRaffle Tree - Home DepotVisitors can purchase a ticket for $5 for a chance to win a beautiful seven-foot tree and gifts from Walmart Stores of Knoxville and The Home Depot, or one of four other prizes. 

Raffle Tree

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Experience the Fantasy...

A Taste of Fantasy of Trees

Fantasy of Trees 2019

When Fantasy of Trees is in full swing, the pace can be breathtaking...