Deck the Halls and Ring the Sleigh Bells
Reeves-Reed Arboretum Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of
Holiday House Tour – December 7
SUMMIT – Things are getting festive as the boughs are being hung for the 25th Anniversary of Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Annual Holiday House Tour, set for Thursday, December 7. The tour will include a record number of elegant homes in Summit, all decked out for the holidays, ranging from contemporary homes to stylish Tudors, along with RRA's historic Wisner House on the Arboretum grounds. The homes will be open for touring from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Wisner House will stay open till 8 pm to accommodate the increased number of 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 RRA 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 from 5 pm to 8 pm.
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 $75 for Arboretum members ($80 for non members).
Tickets purchased on the day of the tour will be $50 and for the tour alone.
Don't want to drive? The Arboretum also offers a special, limited availability Valet Package for $100 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.
"Every year, the Holiday House Tour gets more exciting as more people turn out to see these beautiful homes," said Frank Juliano, Executive Director of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. "This year's anniversary event, especially with the extended hours to shop, promises to be one of the best ever with a record number of breathtaking homes, and even more beautiful gifts at the Holiday Boutique."
Corporate sponsors for this year's Holiday House Tour include Hall's Garden Center and Florist, The Grand Summit Hotel, The Beacon Hill Club, Lisa Berkery Photography, The Peck Gumport Team of Prominent Properties/Sotheby's International Realty, Prominent Properties/Sotheby's International Realty, Erika Sirabian of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design. Once again, Lois Schneider Realtor is the title sponsor for the event celebrating 25 years of support to the Arboretum. Special thanks to the HHT Committee, headed by co-chairs, Erika Sirabian and Diane Carlson, and to RRA Events Manager, Tom Tagariello, and Doreen Schindler, RRA Office Manager.
For tickets and information about the Holiday House Tour and other festive holiday events at the Arboretum, visit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call 908-273-8787 x 1010.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: 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 from 7:00 am till 7:00 pm from April 1 to October 31 and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from November 1 to March 31, 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.
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