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Festival of Trees Events

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Visit the Festival of Trees - a magical holiday event
for the whole family.

New This Year! Trains, Planes, and Villages- See Snow Village at Elm Bank!

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Open: Weekends and the day after Thanksgiving

Nov. 28, 29, 30, Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13
10am – 8pm

Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11
4pm - 8pm

Dec. 14
10am - 6pm

Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees will showcase over 75 trees and a new addition to the festival,  Snow Village at Elm Bank for children and adults to enjoy. This annual festival, in its sixth year, will take place from November 28 until December 14, at Mass Hort’s Elm Bank property, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482.

The Festival of Trees, displayed in the Hunnewell Carriage House, offers beautifully decorated holiday trees that are donated and decorated by local businesses, garden clubs, and individuals. Visitors “vote” with their raffle tickets, in hopes of being the tree winner at the end of the festival. Visitors can enjoy the decorated buildings and grounds at Elm Bank with a stroll or a horse-drawn wagon ride. For the young at heart, there is a Pajama Story Time, Santa Visits and Kids' craft workshops.

Snow Village at Elm Bank is a wonderful addition to the holiday spirit of the Festival of Trees. Bill Meagher of Needham graciously donated the product of his thirteen year “hobby” of building Christmas villages and trains. Massachusetts Horticultural Society is delighted to share his enchanting displays featuring trains, Christmas in the City (Boston of course!), Fenway Park, New England Villages, and hundreds of decorated houses and lights. This amazing scenery in miniature is sure to get kids excited about the holiday season.

Snow Village at Elm Bank

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Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and over, children under 12, no charge.  The Mass Hort member rate is $8 for adults. Join Mass Hort at the Festival and admission is free! The festival is open November 28-December 14; Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4-8pm and Friday through Sunday, 10am-8 pm. The Festival is open weekday mornings, by appointment, for nursery school and senior tours.

Please see the Special Events listing below for information on adult and children's craft workshops, Santa visits and much more! If you would like to get involved, please click here to volunteer or consider sponsoring part of the festival or contributing a tree – check out the forms on the links below.

Volunteer for the Festival of Trees

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Special Events of the 2014 Festival of Trees

Click on the links below for more information

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides

Workshops for Families/Kids
Finger Puppets Workshop - Sun., December 7
Penguin Snow Globe Workshop - Sun., December 14

Workshops for Adults
Holiday Wreath Workshop - Sat., December 6
Stars Ornaments Workshop - Thurs., December 11

Live Music
Wellesley Choral Society - Sat., December 6

Pajama Story Time - Friday, December 5

Santa Visits

The Festival of Trees is a holiday fund raiser for Mass Hort, a 501 (c) (3) educational organization.

Volunteer for the Festival of Trees

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About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Massachusetts Horticultural Society LogoFounded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

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Latest Mass Hort Events

Fri Nov 28 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees
Fri Nov 28 @12:00PM - 05:30PM
Festival of Trees Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
Fri Nov 28 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Festival of Trees Welcomes Santa!
Wed Dec 03 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Fesival of Trees
Fri Dec 05 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees
Fri Dec 05 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Festival of Trees Pajama Party
Sat Dec 06 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Festival of Trees Holiday Wreath Workshop
Sat Dec 06 @12:00PM - 05:30PM
Festival of Trees Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
Sat Dec 06 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
Festival of Trees Live Music (Wellesley Choral Society)
Sun Dec 07 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
Festival of Trees Kids Craft Workshop
Sun Dec 07 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Festival of Trees Welcomes Santa!
Wed Dec 10 @ 4:00PM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees
Thu Dec 11 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM
Festival of Trees Ornament Workshop
Fri Dec 12 @10:00AM - 08:00PM
Festival of Trees
Sat Dec 13 @12:00PM - 05:30PM
Festival of Trees Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
Sun Dec 14 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Festival of Trees
Sun Dec 14 @12:00PM - 01:30PM
Festival of Trees Kids Craft Workshop
Sun Dec 14 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
Festival of Trees Welcomes Santa!
Sun Dec 21 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Soltice Stroll
Wed Feb 18 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
The Right-Size Flower Garden: Book Signing with Kerry Ann Mendez