Festival of Trees




SUMMIT, NJ:  Reeves-Reed Arboretum, a non-profit public garden in Summit, New Jersey will be celebrating the magic of the season with its third annual Festival of Trees: A Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays. On Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 11 am - 3 pm, children and families are invited to learn about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the Winter Solstice. 30+ trees will also be scattered throughout the historic grounds for guests to enjoy; each one decorated by a local non-profit, business, family, school, or scout group. In years past, trees have been decorated to represent holidays, hobbies, sports, nature, environmental and social causes, and more. Guests can vote for their favorite tree and prizes will be awarded. The day is rounded out with crafts, activities and games for the kids, a holiday market and food vendors, music, photos with Santa, a woodland story walk, and more. Event tickets and tree sponsorship information is available at reeves-reedarboretum.org.

For the 21+ older crowd, Reeves-Reed Arboretum will be hosting its first Festival of Trees Preview Party on Saturday, December 10 from 7-9 pm. Adult guests can tour the lighted trees throughout the grounds and enjoy a “spirited” celebration in the historic Wisner House by sampling a collection of cocktails and desserts representing the holiday season. A magical tree, decorated by a local designer, will also be auctioned off. Details and tickets for this event are also available at reeves-reedarboretum.org.

And last, but certainly not least, the Arboretum will be hosting its annual Holiday Greens Sale, a fundraiser for the Arboretum featuring custom-decorated wreaths, swags, centerpieces, mint julep cups, and more. Items will be for sale during the Festival of Trees event on December 11 and a selection of items can be ordered in advance from the Arboretum’s pre-sale website at reeves-reed.company.site by November 25.  Holiday greens will also be for sale on the following dates at the Arboretum: December 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10, from 10 am – 4 pm.

Special thanks to Lois Schneider Realtor for their support as Title Sponsor of Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s Festival of Trees: A Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ. If you have questions about Festival of Trees, the Holiday Greens Sale, or other programs and events at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, call 908-273-8787, x1010, or email info@reeves-reedarboretum.org.

Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates, and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA is made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Department of Parks & Community Renewal.

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