The Womens Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum presents the 38th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions from December 2, 2011 through December 11, 2011 (closed on Monday December 5, 2011). The Festival’s Program varies each day. For a day-to-day schedule of activities and performances go to http://www.thewadsworth.org/events/category/festival-of-trees-traditions/upcoming/.
Stroll through the halls of the Wadsworth Atheneum and enjoy the scheduled performances while you absorb the artistry and beauty of whimsically and romantically decorated trees and wreaths from over 200 artists and individuals. All of the trees and wreaths on display are for sale. Profits from the sale are used to fund special exhibits, educational programs, and pay operating expenes.
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum is the oldest public museum in the United States, founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth. The Festival of Trees & Traditions is open from 10am to 5pm. Tickets range in price from $8 to $13. Children under 12 get in free. Add the Festival of Trees & Traditions to your holiday itinerary and you will not be disappointed.