Greenwich Historical Society’s Festival of Trees Runs through Saturday

The Greenwich Historical Society announced their Festival of Trees is set for Dec 6-9 and there is a record number of participants in the fifth annual event.

More than 30 local non-profits, retailers, decorators and garden centers are donating decorated trees for this year’s Festival of Tabletop Trees – the largest number since the festival launched in 2018.

Justine Matteis of The Bruce decorates a tree to be featured in the Historical Society’s Festival of Tabletop Trees

“The Bruce has donated a tree each year we’ve been open and with the grand opening of The New Bruce in April 2023 we are excited to be back,” said Bruce Museum Store Manager Justine Matteis. “We are honored to support Greenwich Historical Society–a strong partner and community treasure. Plus it gives us a chance to showcase some of our ornaments and it’s a lot of fun.”

Kamil Jablonowski of Sam Bridge decorates a tree that will be featured in the Historical Society’s Festival of Tabletop Trees

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, another prominent Greenwich organization that has donated trees since the program started, is delighted to participate. “We’ve been in Greenwich since 1930 and enjoy being part the town’s holiday festivities, especially with an organization integral to the history of Greenwich,” said Sam Bridge retail store Manager Kamil Jablonowski.

Regan Avery of Greenwich Library with a tree that will be decorated by Library staff for the Historical Society’s Festival of Tabletop Trees

Winner of the most creative tree award in the 2020 Festival, Greenwich Library has a high bar to meet for this year’s entry.

“We have a large workplace with many employees who like to contribute, so we expect another highly creative and eclectic tree to donate for the auction,” said Local History Librarian Regan Avery.

“These and all other participating organizations are eager to support our arts and educational programming, and it gives them an opportunity to showcase their artistry,” said Barbara Johann, manager of the Historical Society’s Museum Store. “We’re flattered that so many want to participate.”

The Festival of Tabletop Trees takes place in the Historical Society Museum Lobby, December 6 – 8 from 9:00am – 5:00pm and December 9 from 11:00am – 7:00pm. Trees are purchased via a silent auction.

Winners pick up trees at the end of the festival.

While viewing the trees, visitors can enjoy shopping and refreshments in the Museum Store, which is open Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm and on Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm.

Complimentary gift wrapping is offered. Historical Society members receive a 10% discount.

For more information on the Festival of Trees and a list of vendors: