Now in its 47th year, the Festival of Trees charity event — which features donated and decorated trees, wreaths, gingerbread creations, playhouses, centerpieces and quilts — is taking place at Sandy’s South Towne Expo Center. Organized by volunteers throughout Utah, the festival’s proceeds are donated to Primary Children’s Hospital.

The festival wraps up Saturday and will be open to the public between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens 65 and older, $4 for children between 2-11, and free for children under 2. For more information, visit

Free parking is available at the Expo Center, and also at the Workers Compensation Fund building across the street on the west side at 100 W. Towne Ridge Parkway. TRAX’s Sandy Expo Station (blue line) is also just north of the Expo Center.