It’s always a delight to see the annual holiday tree display at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield. This year the festival will run from November 18, 2017 to January 7, 2018, and based on its theme of whimsy and wonder, it should be merrier than ever!
The Festival of Trees is a major fundraiser for the Berkshire Museum with proceeds going towards educational programs. The trees are decorated by organizations, businesses, and schools and each year seems to be more creative than the one before. This year’s theme was inspired by the childhood game “I Spy,” and challenges participants to create trees decked out with all kinds of clever and quizzical objects. All entrants are also encouraged to place a unique ornament or object on their tree, providing a treasure hunt for kids to find.
The Whimsical, Wonderful Festival Of Trees is being presented in conjunction with a special exhibit, Morgan Bulkeley: Nature Culture Clash. This is a retrospective show by the storyteller artist that includes paintings, sculpture, and site-specific installations depicting birds, insects, humans, and pop-culture icons.
Whimsical, Wonderful Festival Of Trees
November 18, 2017 – January 7, 2018
39 South Street (Route 7), Pittsfield, MA
Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
$13/adult, $6/children under 18, free for children 3 and under
This festival is just one of the many holiday events in the Berkshire area. Plan to stay at Staveleigh House and you’ll be in the heart of them all!