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Festival of Trees

December 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 8, 2018

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until December 6, 2018

One event on December 9, 2018 at 10:00 am

November 23 – December 9, 2018

Festival of Trees and Snow Village features beautifully decorated trees, model trains winding through holiday villages, and horse-drawn wagon rides and music on weekends, Santa visits, and much more!



Wednesdays and Thursdays: 4 – 8 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday December 9: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Fee: $15 per person

Mass Hort Members: $10 per person

Children 12 and under: FREE


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Join Mass Hort between November 16 and December 9 to and get in FREE! Check out our great benefits!

Individual Membership: $55  – ONE FREE ADMISSION

Family Membership: $90 – TWO FREE ADMISSIONS


Things to Know:

Admission: $10/Mass Hort member, $15/general admission, children 12 and under are FREE
Members: You must present your membership card to receive reduced admission. New members should print their confirmation or receipt of membership purchase.
Planning Your Visit: Plan to stay 1 – 2 hours. There is ramp access to the Festival. Event times vary, as do wagon-rides, Santa visits and music.
Santa Visits: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 1 – 4 p.m.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 – 5 p.m. and Friday, December 7, 1 – 3 p.m.
Carolers: Saturday, December 8, 4 – 5 p.m.
Food: Trolley Dogs Food Truck will be at the Festival on Fridays – Sundays. They will sell an assortment of hot dogs and other goodies such as grilled cheese, fries, chicken tenders, and fried dough. There is no other food on site.

Groups: You can plan to visit during general hours with a group. Senior groups can contact 617-933-4988 to schedule a group tour on Monday – Thursday mornings. Space is VERY LIMITED.

Raffle Drawing: Sunday, December 9, 6 -8 p.m.
Volunteer: Sign Up Here

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 The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482.

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. 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.  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.

Admission is $15 for visitors aged 13 and over, and Member admission is $10. Join Mass Hort at the Festival and admission is free! The Festival is open November 23 through December 9, weather permitting.

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

If you want to be an event sponsor or schedule a senior group visit, call 617-933-4988 for further information

Thank you to Bartlett Tree Experts for sponsoring the Festival of Trees.


December 9, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Gardens at Elm Bank
900 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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