For the first time in two years, the Festival of Trees will return to an in-person event on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Moose Jaw Events Centre.  

Festival of Trees is in support of the Moose Jaw Health Foundation to help purchase new state-of-the-art equipment for the Dr.F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital here in Moose Jaw. Each year they auction off a number of special sponsored trees, with the money raised staying in the community.  

Vi Reaman, a representative for the Festival of Trees, says that this year’s theme is “Making Spirits Bright”.  

“After COVID-19 we want the community to come together and experience the magic of the festival,” says Reaman. “This year’s Festival of Trees is designed to create a brilliant holiday event where we can celebrate all together again.” 

This year, the money that is raised will go towards new equipment for surgical and lab departments within the hospital.  

The festival is pulling out all the stops this year, after not being able to celebrate in person for two years due to the pandemic.  

“The food will be spectacular with Top Chef Canada's Dale MacKay cooking and creating a wonderful plated meal with the staff at the events centre. Plus, an unbelievable auction, followed by the music of Rock Candy back by popular demand.” 

Reaman adds that tickets for the Festival of Trees will go on sale on Sept. 26 and can be purchased on More information about the festival will be released in the coming weeks.