Wednesday, August 17: The Garden at Elm Bank is closing early. Hours: 10am-4pm, last entrance at 3:15pm.

Nov. 25 – Dec. 30, 2022

Festival of Trees

A Magical Holiday Event for the Whole Family

Massachusetts Horticultural Society's 14th Annual Festival of Trees showcases dozens of decorated trees and Snow Village, a festive model railroad display. Join us for this festive & fun holiday event at the Garden at Elm Bank.

Displayed in the Hunnewell Building, Festival of Trees offers beautiful holiday trees that are donated and decorated by local businesses, garden clubs and other organizations, and individuals.

Visitors vote with their raffle tickets for trees they would like to win and take home at the end of the event. Trees range from one foot to nine feet tall, and many have gifts in addition to beautiful decorations. 

Enhancing the Festival is Snow Village, an indoor model train exhibit. Model trains wend their way through villages and vignettes, including Christmas in the City (Boston, of course!), Fenway Park, a Dickensian village, the North Pole, and hundreds of decorated houses and lights. With too many Santas to count and skaters galore, Snow Village is a visual treat for young and old alike.

Holiday lights and decorations fill the Garden. Visitors stroll through a winter wonderland with hot chocolate in their hands and gather by the firepits to keep warm and cozy while melting s'mores.

Tickets will be released to Massachusetts Horticultural Society members in October and to the general public in November. Become a member today to get early access and discounts on Festival of Trees tickets!

Get Involved

Want to join the festivities? Thanks to our amazing tree donors and volunteers, Festival of Trees gets better each year! View the opportunities below to get involved in the 14th Annual Festival of Trees.

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Festival of Trees is MHS's largest fundraiser, and it would not be possible without the help of volunteers. As a volunteer, you get a fascinating look at the show behind the scenes, support our fundraiser, meet new people with shared interests, and share in the delight and enjoyment of our visitors. We hope you will join us to welcome our visitors and help us raise vital mission-supporting funds for our Garden and educational programs! Fill out the form below to stay updated.