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Festival of Trees and Traditions


41st Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions
December 5 – 14, 2014

Thank you for joining us at the 41st Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions! Nearly 11,000 visitors joined us throughout the week for our annual holiday fundraiser to view and purchase trees and wreaths created by our community members. Local musicians and dancers entertained guests daily in the galleries, as well as special visits from Bella the Clown and Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Established in 1973 by the Women’s Committee as a museum fundraising event, Festival has become an annual holiday tradition for many 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.

View photos from Second Saturdays: Festive Days!

2014 People’s Choice Winners

1st Place
Ye Old Christmas Tree, Stavens Barbara, Windsor Women’s Club Tree
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2nd Place
The Giving Tree, Beth Ballentine & Ann Sakitis
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3rd Place
Season of Light, Rovetti Katharine, West Hartford Women’s Chorale
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View photos from the 2013 Festival of Trees & Traditions!

As a museum fundraiser a $3 surcharge is added to ALL admissions during Festival of Trees & Traditions.

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.



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