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Join Mr Local History at the Festival of Trees


Dec 03 - 29 2021


All Day

Festival of Trees – 42nd Annual

Join the Mr. Local History Project in Basking Ridge all December as we again get into the holiday spirit at Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 42nd Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.

The 42nd Festival of Trees opens to the public on Friday, December 6 and will remain open seven-days-a week until Sunday December 29, 2021 with the exception of Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25, 2021. Exhibit hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. daily.

A non-denominational event, the Festival of Trees transforms the Environmental Education Center into a joyful spectacular featuring a remarkable display of holiday trees, designed and created by local groups, clubs, businesses, and individuals who select the theme and decorate in their own style with their personal artistic ability. The annual Central Jersey holiday tradition provides a great way for families to enjoy the festivities of the holiday season.

The Snowflake Café will provide the opportunity to enjoy a hot beverage, fresh baked goods, and live holiday music on presented on weekends by both professional and amateur performers. A schedule of performers is available by calling the Environmental Education Center at 908-722-1200, ext. 5002 or on the website at

There is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Groups of 12 or more who schedule in advance will receive a 20% discount. Disadvantaged or disabled groups will be admitted for free. Proceeds from the event help support educational and community service programs at the EEC.

For information or group reservations, contact the Environmental Education Center at 908-722-1200, ext. 5002 or NJ Relay at 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment, or email [email protected]

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