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Tree Decorators for the Festival of Trees

Calling All Tree Decorators for
Reeves-Reed Arboretum's
Festival of Trees

Sunday, December 13, 2020


SUMMIT – Pull out the ornaments and untangle the garland! On December 13, Reeves-Reed Arboretum will be holding its first annual Festival of Trees, a Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays and we invite YOU to help make it a success!

The first step is easy - gather up your family, friends or colleagues and sign up to decorate a tree! The Arboretum will provide and set up the trees, you just need the decorations. Be creative, there will be prizes for the best decorated tree, voted on by festival attendees. Come to the Arboretum any time after 9AM on December 12 and begin decorating!

Then use your 2 complimentary tickets and return to the Arboretum on Sunday, December 13 to enjoy the event! The Festival will include arts and crafts that celebrate Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Christmas and the Solstice, musical entertainment, as well as food trucks and holiday vendors. And of course, our Festival would not be complete without Santa strolling through the gardens! After the event you are welcome to take your tree home or leave it on the Arboretum grounds.

The deadline to sign up for a tree is December 10, and with a limited number of trees, don't wait. Visit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call 908-273-8787 x 1010 for more information and to sign up. Tickets to attend the Festival of Trees, A Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays will go on sale beginning November 16 for Members and November 23 for the general public.

Thanks to Lois Schneider Realtor for their support as the Title Sponsor for Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Festival of Trees, A Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays. We would also like to thank Infantini Landscaping and Investors Bank for their support.

Whether you're keeping up an old tradition, or looking to create a new one, Reeves-Reed Arboretum is for you!

About Reeves-Reed Arboretum:  Celebrating over 40 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!