Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees Logo.

Festival of Trees 2022

On display: December 2–31
(Open, Mon-Sat, 10am4pm)
closed Christmas day
FREE for NHA members and Island Residents

Friday, December 2: 10am–7pm
Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4: 10am–4pm

Community Extended Evening Hours:
Tuesday, December 13, 10am–6:30pm

The Festival of Trees is a holiday tradition that transforms the Whaling Museum into a festive winter wonderland for the entire month of December! This event features community-crafted trees designed by local merchants, nonprofit organizations, artists, and children. The NHA is extremely grateful for the involvement and support of the many individuals and organizations that contribute to the success of the Festival of Trees. Your creativity and talent make it all possible.

Can’t attend, but you want to support? Donate here  

The Preview Party: Thursday, December 1, 6-8 pm


Please email Stacey Stuart at sstuart@nha.org to be added to the waitlist.

Thank you 2022 Leadership Supporters

Dinah & Barry Barksdale
H.L. Brown Jr. Family Foundation
Connie Anne & Jeremiah Harris
Michael Kovner & Jean Doyen de Montaillou
Catherine & John McNear
Ann & Craig Muhlhauser
Maria & George Roach
Melinda & Paul Sullivan
Harry Wilcox

Leanne Baker
Susan & Bill Boardman
Trudy Dujardin
Carl Jelleme
Robin Rednor & Robert Kennedy-Veghte
Heather Knox
Helen Lynch
Annalise & Tom Nelson
Christine & Stephen Schwarzman
Janet & Rick Sherlund

Special thanks to our 2021-2022 Festival of Trees Chairs, Donald Dallaire and David Handy.

Donald Dallaire and David Handy

New! Home For The Holidays
From the Collection of Annalise and Tom Nelson

The NHA is pleased to present Home For The Holidays, featuring over 200 illuminated stained-glass houses and churches augmented with hand-made glass trees and animals.

This enchanting glass village will be on display in the Whaling Museum during both the Festival of Wreaths and the Festival of Trees for the public to enjoy this holiday season.

Reservations to book your tickets in advance to visit the Festival of Trees and purchase your ticket online will open mid-October
click here

FREE for NHA Members and Island Residents
Timed entry not required for Members – enjoy the Museum anytime!

Enjoy a tour of the 2020 Festival of Trees

Become a Business Sponsor

For more information about Festival of Trees and Festival of Wreaths Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact:

Director of Corporate Development
Stacey W. Stuart
508-228-1894, ext. 130

2022 Sponsors

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