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Deck the Halls with Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Holiday House Tour
Thursday, December 8
SUMMIT – Things are getting festive as the boughs are being hung for Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Annual Holiday House Tour, set for Thursday, Dec. 8. The tour will include five elegant homes in Summit and Short Hills, 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 anticipated number of holiday house tour guests and evening shoppers.
Enjoy our annual Holiday Boutique 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 lift. NEW THIS YEAR – we've added evening shopping hours! Bring a friend and join us for 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 $70 for Arboretum members ($75 for non members). Don't want to drive? The Arboretum also offers a special Valet Package for $175 which includes a pair of tickets, the luncheon, and a jitney that leaves from the Grand Summit Hotel and takes participants to each home on the tour. Reservations for the lunch and the valet packages are required. Want to tour with your posse? RRA is offering a special BFF Package that includes one tour ticket with lunch plus a tour survival kit swag bag (limited availability) for $100. "Day of" sales will be for the tour only at $50.
"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 event, especially with the extended hours to shop, promises to be one of the best ever with so many breathtaking homes, and even more beautiful gifts at the Holiday Boutique."
Sponsors for this year's Holiday House Tour include Hall's Garden Center and Florist, The Grand Summit Hotel, The Beacon Hill Club, and Lisa Berkery Photography. The Collection is our media sponsor, and once again, Lois Schneider Realtor is the title sponsor for the event. Special thanks to our HHT Committee, headed by co-chairs, Erika Sirabian and Diane Carlson, and to RRA Events Manager, Joyce Zemsky, and Doreen Schindler, RRA Office Manager.
For tickets and information about the Holiday House Tour and especially 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 dawn till dusk, 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!