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Mass Hort's Festival of Trees 2016

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Visit the 
Festival of Trees - November 25-December 11
...A magical holiday event for the whole family.

Rain or Shine - Trees and Trains and Villages are indoors!

We are located at 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA off Route 16!

We're Branching Out with Holiday Excitement!

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Festival of Trees and Snow Village features trains winding through holiday villages, Santa visits,
horse-drawn wagon rides, and music weekends, and much more. Free parking.

ADMISSIONS:

$10 per person, children 11 and under free, Mass Hort members: $8
Horse-drawn wagon rides $5 per person in addition to admission

Thank you to our event and tree sponsors!

NEW MEMBERS!
JOIN FROM NOVEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 10 AND GET IN FREE!
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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Days/Dates Festival
Open
Santa
Visits
Wagon
Rides
Other
Events
Friday - Sunday
Nov 25 – 27
10:00am – 8:00pm 1:00pm – 3:30pm 12:30pm – 5:30pm  
Wednesday – Thursday
Nov 30 – Dec 1
4:00pm – 8:00pm      

Friday Dec. 2

Sat-Sun.:Dec 2 – 4

10:00am – 8:00pm 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Dec. 2: 12:30-3:30pm

12:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, Dec 3, 5-6pm
Wellesley Choral Society
Wednesday – Thursday
Dec 7 - 8
4:00pm – 8:00pm      
Friday – Saturday
Dec 9 – 10
10:00am – 8:00pm

Dec. 9:

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Dec. 10: 1:30-4pm

Dec. 9 only

12:30pm – 5:30pm

 
Sunday, Dec 11 10:00am – 6:00pm 1:00pm – 3:30pm 12:30pm – 5:30pm  
         

Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees showcases dozens of trees and the Snow Village at Elm Bank for children and adults to enjoy. This annual festival takes place from the end of November through the first two weeks of December 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 also enjoy the decorated buildings and grounds at Elm Bank with a stroll or a horse-drawn wagon ride. For the young at heart, there are Santa Visits and other activities.

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 with model trains winding through villages and vignettes, including Christmas in the City (Boston of course!), Fenway Park, and hundreds of decorated houses and lights. This amazing scenery in miniature is sure to get kids of all ages excited about the holiday season.

 

Snow Village at Elm Bank

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Admission is $10 for people 12 and older; children 11 and under, no charge. The Mass Hort member rate is $8. Join Mass Hort at the Festival and admission is free! The Festival is open November 25 through December 11, weather permitting: Wednesdays and Thursdays 4-8 pm; Friday through Sunday 10 am-8 pm; Sunday December 11 until 6 pm; Monday through Thursday mornings, by appointment, for senior group visits; Monday and Tuesday evenings, by appointment, for corporate events.

Please check back here for more information on adult and family craft workshops, Santa visits and much more! If you would like to get involved, please considering sponsoring part of the festival or contributing a tree -- check out the forms in the links below

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

Opportunities to get involved  

 

If you want to sponsor part of the Festival, click here

If you want to donate a tree, click here

If you want to sponsor a tree that we decorate, click here

If you want to donate a gift certificate to the Giving Tree, click here

If you want to schedule a senior group visit, call 617 933-4988 for further information.

VOLUNTEER: To volunteer, click here

 

Check out the 2015 Festival of Trees

 

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Thank you to Bartlett Tree Experts for sponsoring the Festival of Trees.
A wonderful community event!

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About the Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Mass Hort logo newFounded 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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Thu Jan 12 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
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Tue Jan 17 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
A Gardener's Travels: The Royal National Rose Society's Garden of the Rose
Wed Jan 18 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
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Tue Jan 24 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
Digital Photography: Capturing Botanic Images
Thu Jan 26 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
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Tue Jan 31 @ 1:30PM - 03:00PM
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Thu Feb 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
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