Registration Open for Holiday Festival of Trees
As the holidays near, the Slate Valley Museum is excited to present the fourth annual Festival of Trees. We’re thrilled so see the beautiful trees will fill the museum for a good cause. This community-driven holiday celebration engages people from all walks of life in a vibrant cultural setting. The opening celebration will take place on Friday, December 4, from 4 to 9 p.m., with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. The exhibit will remain open to the public every day through Saturday, December 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. each day, except 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The display serves as the backdrop for several free, warm-hearted programs and activities for children, families, and seniors, all centered on enhancing quality of life by inspiring the spirit of the holiday season in our visitors.
“I’m excited to see the museum filled with holiday joy and see the community’s spirit and warmth on display,” said Krista Rupe, executive director of Slate Valley Museum. The festivities on December 4 will also be celebrated by the Village of Granville with a Parade down Main Street starting at 5 p.m. and ending in Veteran’s Park with a musical tree lighting at 6 p.m. to music. The Pember Museum will also be hosting the Festival of Wreaths during this time.
“The Festival of Trees is such an exciting project. The Village Lighting of the Trees in Veteran’s Park us an awesome event bringing hundreds of people into the Village. Our display of brilliantly and creatively decorated trees provides a unique opportunity for visitors,” says Molly Biggs Celani, president of Board at Slate Valley Museum. The deadline to register trees is November 15. Registration forms for the event are available at slatevalleymuseum.org, or you can call 518-642-1417. Trees can be displayed for $25 or donated to the museum for silent auction.
“I want everyone to know we welcome as many trees as we can fit in the museum. We’re looking for individuals, organizations, families, businesses, group, crafters and hobbyists,” says Celani, “If you’ve never done a tree before – don’t worry, it is fun and a learning experience as well.” The Slate Valley Museum is located at 17 Water Street in Granville, N.Y. For details, visit slatevalleymuseum.org or call 518-642-1417.