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Holiday House Tour 2018

Jingle ALLLLLLLLLLLL the way with
Reeves-Reed Arboretum's
Holiday House Tour – December 6

SUMMIT – No one likes a half-hearted jingle and so things are getting pretty festive as Reeves-Reed Arboretum prepares for the eagerly anticipated annual Holiday House Tour set for Thursday, December 6th. Boughs are being hung and garden elves are busy decorating wreaths and fireplaces to welcome all the holiday spirited guests. The tour will include a record number of elegant homes in Summit, all decked out for the season, along with RRA's historic Wisner House and, as an added special treat, the Badgley Cottage, both on the Arboretum grounds. The private homes will be open for touring from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Wisner House will stay open till 8 pm to accommodate holiday house tour guests and evening shoppers.

Enjoy the annual Holiday Boutique and Garden Shoppe at Wisner House starting at 9 am on the day of the tour. Select vendors and Arboretum horticulturists will create a wonderland of gifts, treats, and seasonal arrangements sure to delight everyone on your holiday gift list. Evening shopping hours are extended to 8 pm so bring a friend and enjoy a holiday cocktail and additional shopping.

Tickets for Holiday House Tour are $40 for RRA members ($45 for non-members). A special package that includes an elegant buffet luncheon at the beautiful Beacon Hill Club is $80 for Arboretum members ($85 for non-members). Tickets purchased on the day of the tour will be $50 for the tour alone.

Don't want to drive? The Arboretum also offers a special, limited availability Valet Package for $125 which includes one house tour ticket, the luncheon, and a jitney that leaves from the Grand Summit Hotel and takes participants to each home on the tour.

With over 25 years of continuous support, Lois Schneider Realtor reigns as the Title Sponsor for Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Annual Holiday Tour. For a full list of additional sponsors, please check our website. Special thanks to Karen and Steve Bowman, the honorary chairs of Holiday House Tour 2018, and to all the participating homeowners who generously donated their lovely homes for this important fundraiser.

For tickets and information about the Holiday House Tour and other festive holiday events at the Arboretum including Cookies & Cocoa with Santa and Vodka & Latkes and Holiday Concert with Cyrille Aimée, visit or call 908-273-8787 x 1010.

Celebrating almost 45 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, 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 has been 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, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum...a place to grow for everyone!