For the 39th year, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is hosting the "Festival of Trees" charity event. 21 beautiful, designer trees dawn the halls of the downtown Seattle hotel through November 30.
Each tree is on sale for $4,000. All of the proceeds benefit the Seattle Children's Autism Center and Uncompensated Care at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Uncompensated care is a program that helps families who cannot afford their medical bills. Last year, Seattle Children's provided $111 million to families who had limited or no resources for treatment.
Thousands of locals and visitors alike flock to the Teddy Bear Suite at the Olympic Hotel. This is the 20th year for what has become an enchanting holiday tradition; a room of wonder filled with teddy bears and holiday cheer. A Seattle-area interior designer, Kevin Bradford, took over one of the hotel's biggest suites and magically transformed it into a wonderland for kids of all ages. The suite is open Monday-Thursday from 11:00am-5:00pm and Friday-Sunday from 10:00pm until 6:00pm. It is open through December 27. Admission is free, but a donation is suggested that would benefit Seattle Children's Hospital.
Each year the featured trees are donated by the Dr. Forrest L. Flashman Guild. Each tree is decorated by guild volunteers, many of whom are professional decorators. Their masterpieces are then dedicated to one courageous Seattle Children's Hospital patient.