Decorated Christmas trees are sure to stir holiday spirit at the 11th annual Festival of Trees. Featured Christmas trees, designed and decorated by community members, local businesses and organizations, will be displayed on the grounds of the Red Mill Museum Village. The kick-off begins on Thanksgiving weekend (Friday, November 27th through Sunday, November 29th from 10am -4pm).
The opening weekend coincides with the very popular Winter Village, an outdoor holiday market hosted by Marketspace Vendors with over 40 unique vendors. The display of trees placed outdoors among the historical buildings will continue to be on view Saturdays and Sundays, December 5th – 20th from 12-6pm. $10 Museum Admission will benefit the Red Mill Museum Village, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Free admission for Red Mill Museum Members and Children (6 and under).
Become a Designer for the Festival of Trees
The Red Mill Museum Village is looking for creative individuals, groups and organizations to design and decorate holiday trees for its 2020 Festival of Trees. Help to spark holiday spirit for hundreds of visitors with a display in one of 5 categories (see the guidelines for more information). The winners of each category will receive a cash prize of $100! In addition, the viewing public can vote on their favorite and the winner will be announced by the Museum. New this year, due to the unique circumstances of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we will not hold the Silent Auction portion as we have in the past. Additionally, all the trees will be displayed outdoors on the grounds of the Red Mill Museum Village among the historical buildings.
If you are interested in participating you can see the guidelines and submit an entry form.
Entry Form can be accessed via the links below. Entry forms must be received by November 13th.
The tree drop off and set up will be held on November 20th and 21st from 12-4pm.
All the proceeds will benefit the Museum and its mission to preserve, maintain and present our social, industrial and agricultural heritage of New Jersey.