November 16 – 19, 2016
Statehouse Convention Center

Click here to purchase tickets online or call 501-660-7616.

Interested in volunteering? Click volunteer-shifts-2016 to view shifts and email Jennifer Day at to sign up. 

Sugar Plum Ball

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6-8:30 pm
Tickets: $40 each

Visions of sugar plums dance not only in their heads but also on the dance floor at this classic daddy-daughter date night. Your little princess and the Prince Charming of her choice step directly into a storybook setting with an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment. Tiaras, party favors, appearances by Santa & Mrs. Claus, ballet dancers, beauty queens and more will make this a night you won’t likely forget. Ticket sales will be limited.

Festival After Dark

Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 pm
Tickets: $60 each or a table sponsorship (reserved seating for 10) $1,000

A casual holiday party designed especially for sophisticated singles and cosmopolitan couples, Festival After Dark highlights include live entertainment and “A Taste of the Season” which features a sampling of many delicious dishes from some of Central Arkansas’ hippest restaurants. Beer, wine, party favors and a photo booth are included in the price of the ticket.

Festival of Fashion

Friday, Nov. 18, 5-7:30 pm
Tickets: $50 each, Box of 10 seats $500, VIP box of 10 seats $1,000

Festival of Fashion is the “hottest ticket in town” complete with passed hors d’oeuvres, swag bags, and a professional runway show highlighting the chicest styles of some of Central Arkansas’ most popular boutiques. This year we will be honoring Jennifer Day as CARTI’s 2016 Style Icon.

Tux ‘n Trees

Saturday, Nov. 19, 6 pm
Tickets: $200 each, table of 10 available for $2,000

Fine dining, dancing  & live and silent auctions are among the highlights of this formal gala, the cornerstone Festival event since 1976.

For more information on Festival of Trees or to sponsor, please contact Michaela Johnson at 501-660-7616 or

For the past 40 years, the CARTI Auxiliary has been putting on one of the most spectacular fund-raising events in the state. Festival of Trees, a four day festival held November 18-21, 2015 at the Statehouse Convention Center, features beautifully decorated trees and offers some of the most unique special events for children and adults, such as Sugar Plum Ball, Festival of Fashion, Festival After Dark and Tux ‘N Trees, our black-tie event. Each year more than 4,000 people attend these events, and this year we are expecting to top those numbers. Since its inception, Festival of Trees has raised in excess of $6.5 million to support the mission of CARTI and provide direct financial support to the patients it serves. Annually, Festival funds have assisted:

  • in the purchase of patient housing, transportation and pain medication;
  • in providing emotional support programs and professional counseling for patients and family members;
  • in offering outreach programs, including educational seminars and CARTI Kids, an ongoing pediatric survivor program.