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40th Annual Festival Of Trees Begins Dec. 1

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The Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge, from Dec. 1 to 29. Credits: Somerset County Park Commission
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BASKING RIDGE, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission Environmental Education Center will present Somerset County’s most creative and beautiful winter spectacular, the 40th Annual Festival of Trees at the Environmental Education Center located at 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge.

The 40th Festival of Trees opens to the public on Saturday, Dec. 2 and will remain open seven-days-a week until Friday, Dec. 29, with the exception of Sunday, Dec. 24 through Tuesday, Dec. 26. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. 

A non-denominational event, the Festival of Trees transforms the Environmental Education Center into a joyful spectacular featuring a remarkable display of holiday trees, designed and created by local groups, clubs, businesses, and individuals who select the theme and decorate in their own style with their personal artistic ability. The annual Central Jersey holiday tradition provides a great way for families to enjoy the festivities of the holiday season.

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The Snowflake Café will provide the opportunity to enjoy a hot beverage, fresh baked goods, and live holiday music on presented on weekends by both professional and amateur performers. A schedule of performers is available by calling the Environmental Education Center at 908-766-2489 or on the website at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

There is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Groups of 12 or more who schedule in advance will receive a 20% discount. Disadvantaged or disabled groups will be admitted for free. Proceeds from the event help support educational and community service programs at the EEC.

For information or group reservations, contact the Environmental Education Center at 908-766-2489 or NJ Relay at 711 for individuals with a hearing or speech impairment, or email mjuhasz@scparks.org

Information on this event and other Somerset County Park Commission activities may be found on the Internet at www.somersetcountyparks.org.

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