Palmetto Health Foundation's 23rd Annual Festival of Trees will be held November 16-18 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia. Festival of Trees features decorated trees, wreaths and other holiday items that are up for bid during a weekend-long silent auction. Hundreds of families come from all over the Midlands to enjoy the holiday cheer as well as wonderful activities and entertainment including local choirs, dance groups, visits with Santa, area mascots as well as educational sessions from SafeKids Midlands. The generosity of our sponsors and auction donors, allows the community to visit Festival of Trees at no cost on Saturday and Sunday. A special Festival of Trees Auction Preview will be held on Friday, Nov. 16. Preview tickets will be available at palmettohealthfoundation.org/festivaloftrees beginning in October. Funds raised create new and enhance existing programs and services that benefit Palmetto Health Children's Hospital.