43rd Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions
December 2—11, 2016
Established in 1973 by the Women’s Committee as a museum fundraising event, Festival of Trees & Traditions has become an annual holiday custom for visitors from throughout the state and beyond. Every year community members, artists and organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths to be displayed in the galleries throughout the week. All items are for sale, and profits help fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Purchase a tree or wreath for your home or donate it to a local charity.
Public hours for viewing the Festival of Trees & Traditions are 10am–5pm from December 2–11, except for Monday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 6 when the museum is closed.
Please note: The prices below reflect a $3 fundraising surcharge that is added to all museum admission prices during Festival of Trees & Traditions.
Youth (age 17 & under): $3
The Wadsworth Atheneum usually waives admission fees every Wednesday–Sunday from 4–5 pm. Please note that guests visiting the museum at these times during the Fine Art & Flowers fundraiser will be charged $3 for their admission.
Groups of 10 or more will receive a discount by reservation only. To schedule a group visit, call (860) 838-4046.
Be a part of the Festival!
If you are interested in decorating and donating a tree or wreath to this year’s Festival of Trees & Traditions, you can click here for more information, and then click here to download a Contributor Contract. Contributor contracts must be completed and returned to the specified address by October 3, 2016. If you are a performance group interested in performing during Festival of Trees & Traditions, you can click here to download the Entertainment Response Form, which must be returned by September 30, 2016.
The Festival of Trees & Traditions is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. All proceeds from this event fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses.