Festival of Trees - November 27-December 13
...A magical holiday event for the whole family.
We're Branching Out with Holiday Excitement!
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.
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
|Days/Dates||Festival Open||Santa Visits||Wagon Rides||Other Events|
|10 am – 8 pm|
|10 am – 8 pm||1-4 pm||1:30 - 6:00 pm|
|10 am – 6 pm||1-4 pm||Noon-5:30 pm|
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 Building, 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
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 27 through December 13, weather permitting: Wednesdays and Thursdays 4-8 pm; Friday through Sunday 10 am-8 pm; Sunday December 13 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