The 2012 Holiday Tree Festival is open to the public Saturday through Nov. 25.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Special Thanksgiving Day hours are 2 to 6 p.m.
Tickets are available for the dessert portion of the preview gala, which begins at 8:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is $30. Call 330-543-8340 for more information or to purchase a ticket.
For more information about the tree festival, visit www.akronchildrens.org/treefestival. Visitors also are encouraged to share photos and comments from the event on Twitter using the hashtag #htf.