McLaren Port Huron and Foundation celebrate the 35th Annual Festival of Trees

McLaren Port Huron, part of McLaren Health Care, and the McLaren Port Huron Foundation welcome the arrival of the holiday season with the kickoff of the staple community event, the 35th Annual Festival of Trees. For the first time in the event’s history, designer trees will expand into downtown Port Huron with several businesses lighting up trees in their displays.

Trees will begin to display starting Fri., Nov. 24.

The annual display of more than 45 trees in the lobbies of McLaren Port Huron — and now throughout downtown — will be accompanied by the return of in-person events to celebrate the holidays, all of which will raise funds to expand the hospital’s lifesaving lung cancer screening program.

“We are pleased to bring the experience of Festival of Trees into downtown Port Huron this year, as, for many in our community, the holiday season feels like it truly begins once the designs are stood up and displayed,” said Karynn Carrell, McLaren Port Huron Director of Philanthropy. “This tradition brings joy and charm to the community, and it benefits a program helpful to so many. This is wonderful time of year, and this is an event we have been proud to support and are excited to share.”

Events of the 35th Annual Festival of Trees include:
Christmas concert — Fri., Dec. 1 – 8 p.m.
Christmas Concert at the Wrigley Center featuring the Alan Turner Band’s Kenny Rogers Christmas Tribute. General admission tickets: $75 and include appetizers and two drink tickets
Friends of the Festival tickets: $250 and include heavy appetizers and open bar until 10 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at

Breakfast with Santa — Sat., Dec. 16 – 9 a.m.
Kids breakfast with Santa at the Wrigley Center.
Tickets $20 each and reservations are available for 9 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.
Reservations can be made by emailing

Raffle drawings – Tues., Jan. 2, 2024
All display trees will be raffled off for lucky winners to add to their home holiday displays. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased throughout the duration of the festival at Winners will be contacted.

All proceeds from the Festival of Trees will go benefit McLaren Port Huron’s lung cancer screening program.

Part of the statewide Karmanos Cancer Network, the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Port Huron lung screening program has the capabilities to screen patients for early signs of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, though early detection can allow patients to begin treatment early and increase their chances of achieving a favorable outcome.

A full listing of tree locations, and all updates for the 35th Annual Festival of Trees, can be found at

About McLaren Port Huron
McLaren Port Huron is a 186-bed non-profit hospital located in Port Huron, Michigan, with a strong history of providing quality, compassionate care to residents living in St. Clair and Sanilac counties. It has earned repeated recognition for both clinical excellence and patient safety from nationally renowned health care rating organizations. McLaren Port Huron provides a full range of services, including cardiovascular care, award-winning cancer services through the Karmanos Cancer Institute, orthopedic services, and general, bariatric and robotic-assisted surgeries. The hospital is nationally verified as a Level III Trauma Center and operates the busiest Emergency Department in St. Clair County. Other services include family birthing services and the only accredited sleep center in the region. In addition to its main campus in Port Huron, the hospital operates community health centers in Marysville, Yale, Lexington, and St. Clair. Learn more at

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6.6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 13 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 732,838 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 113,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at