Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Festival of Trees and Snow Village at The Gardens at Elm Bank for children and adults to enjoy. The 9th annual festival takes place from the November 24 to December 10 at 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 The Gardens 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 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. It is a bit different each year as he continues to tweak the arrangement. 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.
$10 per person, children 11 and under are free, Mass Hort members: $8
Join Mass Hort at the Festival and admission is free!
The Festival is open November 24 through December 10, 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.
The Festival of Trees is a holiday fundraiser for Mass Hort, a 501(c)(3) educational organization.