Festival of Trees

 

trees, trains, lights and fire pit:

November 29 – December 15

Tree raffle drawing: Sunday, December 15, 6 pm

trains, lights and fire pit:

December 20 – 22 and December 27 – 29

Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Festival of Trees is not only an important fundraiser, it is one of the most festive occasions at The Gardens at Elm Bank.

For those not familiar with the Festival of Trees, from November 29 – December 15 we display over 60 beautifully decorated trees, which are raffled off on December 15. During the festival, visitors may purchase tickets for a chance to win the tree(s) of their choice. It’s fun, and for many it has become a family tradition.

While the beautifully decorated trees are the centerpiece of the event, the Festival of Trees also includes garden lights, visits from Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, the indoor Snow Village, model railroad display, and a fire pit with s’mores.

Following the tree raffle on December 15, Festival of Trees continues for two more weekends, December 20 – 22, and December 27 – 29, with the Snow Village, garden lights, and fire pit.

The Festival of Trees is a wonderful celebration of the holidays.

If you would like to be an event sponsor, call 617-933-4988.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, click here.

Special musical events:

Wellesley Choral Society Saturday, 12-7, 3 – 4 pm
The A Capella Singers Sunday, 12-8, 3 – 4 pm

Santa visits the Festival of Trees:

Friday, 11-29 1 – 4 pm
Saturday, 11-30 1 – 4 pm
Sunday, 12-1 1 – 4 pm
Friday, 12-6 1 – 4 pm
Saturday, 12-7 1 – 4 pm
Sunday, 12-8 1 – 4 pm
Friday, 12-13 1 – 4 pm
Saturday, 12-14 1 – 4 pm
Sunday, 12-15 1 – 4 pm

Horse-drawn wagon rides: *

Saturday, 11-30 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday, 12-1 11 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, 12-4 4 – 6 pm
Thursday, 12-5 4 – 6 pm
Friday, 12-6 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday, 12-8 11 am – 6 pm
Wednesday, 12-11 4 – 6 pm
Thursday, 12-12 4 – 6 pm
Friday, 12-13 11 am – 3 pm
Saturday, 12-14 11 am – 6 pm
Sunday, 12-15 11 – 6 pm

* Wagon rides are $5.00 per seat, with admission

Food trucks:

Friday, 11-29 noon – 6 pm
Saturday, 11-30 noon – 6 pm
Sunday, 12-1 noon – 6 pm
Friday, 12-6 noon – 6 pm
Saturday, 12-7 noon – 6 pm
Sunday, 12-8 noon – 6 pm
Friday, 12-13 noon – 6 pm
Saturday, 12-14 noon – 6 pm
Sunday, 12-15 noon – 6 pm

For a daily schedule of Festival of Trees events, click here.

Planning Your Visit

Hours:

November 29 – December 15

Monday and Tuesday closed
Wednesday and Thursday 4 – 8 pm
Friday – Sunday 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, December 15 10 am – 6 pm

December 20 – 22

Friday – Sunday 4 – 8 pm

December 27 – 29

Friday – Sunday 4 – 8 pm

Admission – Festival of Trees – November 29 to December 15:

Massachusetts Horticultural Society member $10.00
Non-members $15.00
Children 12 and under no charge

Admission – Extended Weekends – December 20-22 and December 27-29:

Massachusetts Horticultural Society member $5.00
Non-members $10.00
Children 12 and under no charge

* Please note – there are no advance ticket sales for Festival of Trees or the Extended Weekends. Tickets are only available at the gate on the day of admission.

Both the Festival of Trees display in the Hunnewell building and the Snow Village are handicapped accessible and indoors.

Groups are welcome during general hours. Council on Aging and similar senior groups can contact 617-933-4988 to schedule a private group visit on Monday – Thursday mornings. Reservations are necessary.

The Festival of Trees is located at the Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley Massachusetts. 

Parking is available and free.

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

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