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The Baby Fold’s Hybrid Festival of Trees

We could all use a little Christmas cheer right about now! A staple holiday event in the Bloomington-Normal community continues on, with a twist! The Baby Fold’s Festival of Trees will be a hybrid event this year to ensure everyone’s safety.

This pop-up Christmas marketplace offers both online and SAFE in-person participation options. Enjoy a new mobile auction website that makes bidding easy, safe, and more convenient than ever before. This virtual, paperless environment means that anyone can browse, bid, and purchase auction items on their mobile device from any location, beginning November 15, 2020! The one-of-a-kind holiday trees and décor will also be on display at Eastland Mall (in the former MC Sports location, by Kohl’s) from November 16-21, with convenient curbside pickup on Sunday, November 22. Keep the Christmas tradition and spirit alive this holiday season with The Baby Fold’s Hybrid Festival of Trees!

Each year, The Baby Fold serves over 1200 local children through programs including adoption support, foster care, special education, autism programs, early childhood initiatives, community schools and more. 100% of the Festival of Trees auction proceeds go directly to these programs.

For more information on the Hybrid Festival of Trees event, please visit

November 1 – Early bird item viewing and auction registration online

November 15 – Mobile bidding begins

November 16-21 – Pop-up Christmas marketplace opens at Eastland Mall. Daily 11:00am-8:00pm

November 21 – Mobile bidding ends at 7:00pm

November 22 – Curbside pickup. 12:00pm-6:00pm

*Because The Baby Fold is an agency dedicated to the health of the community, there will be no events or entertainment at the marketplace. All safety guidelines recommended by the IDPH will be followed (wearing masks, limited guest capacity, enhanced cleaning measures, social distancing). Donations to The Baby Fold are gladly accepted at entry to the marketplace, in lieu of admission. Visit for details.

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