Serving people with intellectual disabilities since 1971.

Festival of Trees: Events

Tinsel & Treasures - November 29, 2018

Join us for a ladies-only evening filled with a lot of fun and socializing! You can treat yourself to a festive and entertaining evening accented with hor d’oeuvres, wine & beer, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and raffle baskets. Along with the holiday cheer will be Topeka gentlemen as your servers.

Tickets are $40 per person.


Festival Auction Party – November 30, 2018

Treat yourself to an evening of viewing the beautiful trees and wreaths with a sit-down dinner and open bar. The Festival Auction Party is the live auction of selected trees, wreaths, mantle and porch-scapes to decorate your home for the holidays. This is a semi-formal evening and formal invitation-only event. The lighted trees, wreaths and scapes are paraded down a runway where the crowd bids on their favorites.

If you are interested in receiving an invitation, please email contact information (name, address, city, state and zip) to Shannon Warta at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 785-233-2566.

Auction Party tickets are $75 per person or $600 for a table of eight.


Silent Auction - November 29 - December 2, 2018

You will want to stroll through the Silent Auction and bid on the numerous packaged items and gift certificates. The area is open from Thursday - Sunday and you can bid online and keep bidding if you are outbid by someone else. If it is an item you really want, you can bid the “Buy It Now” price and take it home with you.


Pancake Feed - December 1, 2018

Visit the Festival on Saturday from 8 - 11 am to enjoy the Pancake Feed sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The breakfast includes all you can eat pancakes, plus a serving of eggs, sausage and drink for $5.50 per person.

All proceeds are donated back to SLI.


Photos with Santa - December 1 & 2, 2018

Visit Santa and have your photo taken with Santa on Saturday or Sunday. Free will donation. 
Santa Hours:

  • Saturday    - 10 am - 4 pm
  • Sunday     - 11 am - 3 pm

Holiday Market and Sweet Shoppe– November 29 - December 2, 2018

Enjoy a festive shopping experience at the Holiday Market and Sweet Shoppe. You will enjoy holiday items, home-made kitchen items, candles, decorative signs, clothing, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, wood crafted items. The Sweet Shoppe is full of fresh baked goods made by SLI clients and local bakeries. You don’t want to miss the holiday breads, candies and desserts.


2018 Entertainment Schedule

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018

9:00 – 9:30  Seaman Middle School Choirs  

9:45 – 10:15 West Indianola 6th Graders 

10:30 – 12:00 Seaman Middle School Jazz II and Jazz I; Seaman High School Jazz II and Jazz I. 

12:15 – 12:45 Topeka Lutheran School 

1:00 – 1:30 Christ the King Cougar Jazz Band 

1:45 – 2:15 Seaman H.S. Show Choir 

2:30 – 3:00 Topeka Collegiate   

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30

 9:45 – 10:15 Seaman High School Concert Orchestra 

10:30 – 11:00 Washburn Rural Middle School 8th Grade Orchestra  

11:15 – 11:45 Heritage Christian School Choir 

12:00 – 12:30  Shawnee Heights Orchestra  

12: 45 – 2:00 Shawnee Heights Thunderbird Voices, Bel Canto, Choraliers 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1

9:00 – 10:15 Topeka Suzuki Strings, Debut Orchestra   

11:15 – 11:45  The Astonishing World of Curtis Sneden, Magician

3:00 – 3:30 Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2

11:00 -11:30   The Astonishing World of Curtis Sneden, Magician  

12:30 – 1:15 Jackson County Festive Flutes 

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