SUMMIT, NJ - The boughs are being hung and the halls are being decked, as the Silver Anniversary of Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s (RRA) Annual Holiday House Tour is set for December 7. The tour will include a record number of elegant homes in Summit, ranging from contemporary homes to stylish Tudors, along with RRA’s historic Wisner House on the Arboretum grounds.

Homes will be open for touring from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with Wisner House staying open until 8 p.m. to accommodate holiday house tour guests and evening shoppers.

The annual Holiday Boutique and Garden Shoppe at Wisner House will begin at 9 a.m. on the day of the tour. Select vendors and RRA horticulturists will create a 'wonderland' of gifts, treats, and seasonal arrangements ideal for people of all ages on holiday shopping lists.

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Tickets for Holiday House Tour are $40 for RRA members, $45 for non-members. A special package that includes an buffet luncheon at the Beacon Hill Club is priced at $75 for Arboretum members, $80 for non members.  

Tickets purchased on the day of the tour will be $50 and for the tour alone.

For those who don’t want to drive, the Arboretum also offers a special, limited availability Valet Package for $100 which includes one house tour ticket, the luncheon, and a jitney that leaves from the Grand Summit Hotel and takes participants to each home on the tour.  

“Every year, the Holiday House Tour gets more exciting as more people turn out to see these beautiful homes,” said Frank Juliano, Executive Director of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. “This year’s anniversary event, especially with the extended hours to shop, promises to be one of the best ever with a record number of breathtaking homes, and even more beautiful gifts at the Holiday Boutique.”

Corporate sponsors for this year’s Holiday House Tour include Hall’s Garden Center and Florist, The Grand Summit Hotel, The Beacon Hill Club, Lisa Berkery Photography, The Peck Gumport Team of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Erika Sirabian of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, and Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design.

Once again, Lois Schneider Realtor is the title sponsor for the event -- celebrating 25 years of support to the Arboretum.

For tickets and information about the Holiday House Tour and other festive holiday events at the Arboretum, visit reeves-reedarboretum.org or call 908-273-8787, ext 1010.