Sunday, November 4, 2018

2018 Festival of Trees

Holiday magic abounds thanks to the help of many hands and a generous community. In a 24-hour period, an empty exhibit hall transforms into a holiday winter wonderland of uniquely decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, playhouses, centerpieces, quilts, and gingerbread houses. Shops are filled with dolls, handmade crafts and quilts, freshly baked cookies and candies, an endless assortment of freshly-made fudge, hot scones, and cinnamon rolls.

While the Festival of Trees lasts just four days, the spirit of this holiday tradition continues all year long in the hearts of those who volunteer and give to the Festival of Trees. Most importantly, the magic continues in the children who are cared for at Primary Children's Hospital.


Funds raised at Festival of Trees are a “A Gift of Love” to children at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Ticket Pricing and Information

General Admission Tickets will be available for purchase online soon.

About Opening Night Tickets

1 adult (16 and over) - $20

An Opening Night Ticket admits one (1) person age 16 and over to attend the 2018 Festival of Trees Opening Night Auction.

About General Admission Tickets

General Admission Tickets will be available to purchase online soon, and will be available at the door.
Adults  -  $7.00
Children (2-11)  -  $4.00
Under 2  -  Free
Senior Citizens (65 and Over)  -  $6.00
Credit cards and cash are accepted at all ticket booths. Festival of Trees does not accept checks.

Family Day Ticket (Wednesday Only)

Family Day Ticket admits up to six (6) immediate family members for $20.00 on Wednesday, November 28.

Parking Information 

Free parking is available at the following locations:
Mountain America Expo Center 
The InContact/WCF (Workers Compensation Fund) Building has generously offered Festival of Trees guests to park in its parking lot after 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday, and all-day Saturday.
This overflow lot is located across the street (west) from the Mountain America Expo Center. (100 W Towne Ridge Pkwy)

Public Transit

To eliminate the worry of finding parking, consider taking TRAX to the Festival of Trees. The Sandy Expo Station (Blue Line) is located just north of the Mountain America Expo Center. Click here to view UTA's TRAX Schedule.



View the beautiful Share Parents of Utah~Walking Beside Us tree on Row G-14!
We are grateful to those who purchased ornaments to go one the festival tree as well as one for your own tree at home.

Here's a sneak peek of our tree...

Our little helpers




SAVE THE DATE:

Share Parents of Utah's
Fifth Annual Valentine's Gala

Friday, February 15, 2019

with performing artist:
Peter Breinholt
with special guests Nancy Hanson and David Tolk!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

All are welcome to attend our

35th "Coral" Anniversary


Walk for Remembrance and Hope 

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Registration begins at 12:30 PM
Walk begins at 1:30 PM

International Peace Gardens
900 West 1060 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104

Please bring your own lawn chairs/blankets

We will unveil our very own 
Share Parents of Utah tree.

Come enjoy beautiful music, a moving dove release and an emotional name reading, followed by a leisurely walk around the gorgeous gardens, refreshments and mingling with other Share Parents. 


Walk is ADA approved and appropriate for all ability levels.




2018 Shirts, Bears, Ornaments and Bracelets 
available to order between September 17-30. 
Purchase NOW by clicking here!

Ordering is a two-step process:
1) Order the desired items
2) Email any personalization to: ar@soundconcepts.com
Your baby's First and Last name for shirts
We kindly ask that you MUST order a shirt to have your baby's name placed on them.
Your baby's/family members First Name only for ornaments



T-Shirts available in 
Sand and Charcoal with Coral Colored print
available in
Men's and Women's fit



Men's and Women's Black Zip Lightweight Hoodie
(with baby's names on the back) 


T-shirts also available for Children
Gray shirt with coral colored print
(depending on how many baby names are submitted will determine if there is enough room to print the names on the kid's shirts)

12" Blue Teddy Bear
12" Pink Teddy Bear
15" Brown Teddy Bear


Personalized, hand-crafted "Message in a Bottle" Ornaments. Inside the bottle is a beautifully written poem, printed on hand-burned parchment paper. Sealed with a cork, with sand, shells, sea star and a white coral accent. Each bottle stands about 7" tall.


























Don't forget to view our Share Parents of Utah 
"Walking Beside Us" tree, 
personalized with all your babies names,
at this years Festival of Trees, November 28-December 1, 2018




Photo seen here with 2017 & 2018 charms
2018 Charm Bracelet









This years charms consist of a sea star and two little feet.


4.5 inch white vinyl decals






We have a very busy summer! We hope you can join us for these upcoming events:


Support Meetings





July 2, 11, 16, 19, 31

"Sharing Memories"
Please bring memories of your baby to share with the group.







August 6, 8, 16, 20, 28
"Understanding the Grief Process"







September 12, 17, 20, 25
"Coping with Everyday Life When You Are Grieving"





2018 Workshop Topics
RSVP is always required for these workshops.

Anxiety and Depression 
and How Grief Impacts Your Mood
with Heidi Spencer Vawdry
Limited to 35 people
June 21, 2018
7:30 PM

Couples Communication
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Limited to 25 people
July 10, 2018
7:30 PM

Kintsugi Activity
August 7, 2018
7:30 PM
Limited to 20 people

Children's Grief
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Limited to eight families
August 11, 2018
10:00 AM


Grandparents Grief
with Dr. Jake Andreason
Limited to 35 people
September 8, 2018
10:00 AM



Help us commemorate our
35th "Coral" Anniversary
with an authentic Hawaiian Luau 
including dinner and Polynesian Dancers

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
5:30-8:30 PM at
Wheadon Farm Southfork Park 
14125 South Bangerter Parkway
Draper, UT 84020

Tickets are just $20 for a family of six, $5 per person, tickets must be purchased in advance 
no later than August 7, 2018 
via Paypal: donate@shareparentsofutah.org 
OR 
Venmo Share Parents of Utah @shareparent 



Sunday, March 18, 2018


Mark Your Calendars NOW!


Grief Yoga 8-week series


What: Gentle yoga to heal the heart and move the body, no yoga experience necessary
*Some mats, blocks, as well as chairs for a seated practice will be available


When: Tuesdays
April 10th – May 29th, 2018
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Jordan Valley Medical Center
3580 W 9000 S
West Jordan, UT 84088
April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 3rd Floor, Classroom 2
Who: Hallie Yurick, RYT-200, CMHC
  • experienced grief yoga teacher


Cost: $60 8-week series / $10 drop-in
Payment: Venmo (@hallie-yurick), Cash, or check


Registration:    Email hallie.counselor@gmail.com
FB: @yogaforgrieving




Mother's Day Craft
April 19, April 24, and May 9, 2018







Create your piece of artwork to honor your loved one(s)
Supplies for one framed piece available, per person, at no charge
Please RSVP to info@shareparentsofutah.org









Children's Grief Workshop
w/Dr. Jake Andreason
April 28, 2018
10:00 AM
in Draper



Share Parents of Utah
at BYU Women's Conference
May 3 and 4, 2018



Bereaved Mother's Day
May 6, 2018



Mother's Day
May 13, 2018



Join our team at this years
Running With Angels 5k
May 19, 2018
Thanksgiving Point Gardens
Lehi, Utah


Race for Grief 5k
May 28, 2018
Bountiful, Utah


Father's Feel Too Workshop
w/Dr. Jake Andreason
June 12, 2018
7:30 PM
in South Jordan



Anxiety and Depression 
and How Grief Impacts Your Mood Workshop
w/ Heidi Vawdrey
June 21, 2018
7:30 PM
in Draper



Couples Communication Workshop
w/Dr. Jake Andreason
July 10, 2018
7:30 PM
in Lehi, Utah



Kintsugi Activity
August 7, 2018
7:30 PM
in Draper




Share Parents of Utah
35th Anniversary Celebration
Family Luau
Authentic Luau Dinner and Polynesian Dancing
Tickets Required
$20 family of six/$5 per person
August 15, 2018




Children's Grief Workshop
w/Dr. Jake Andreason
August 11, 2018
10:00 AM
in Daper



Shopping Extravaganza
Tickets Required
September 29, 2018




Share Parents of Utah
Annual Walk for Remembrance and Hope
October 13, 2018




Surviving Thriving the Holidays Workshop

TBA
in Draper 


Festival of Trees
November 28-December 1, 2018