Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees 2018 – Often Heard opens today, November 17th, and runs through January 6th, 2019. Come see more than 100 dazzling Christmas trees, each decorated to depict a popular song.
The annual Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees is a popular Christmas Tree decorating event. The festival sees local businesses, schools, and other groups competing to decorate their tree in innovative and original ways. They also have to follow each year’s particular theme. Past themes have included salutes to the silver screen, animal safari, and the future.
This year’s theme is pop music. Each tree in the festival has been decorated around a different, popular song. The genre could be hip-hop, blues, jazz, country, rock, what have you. Can you guess which song the tree’s decorations are hinting at?
Festival of Trees After Dark
One great way to experience the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees is after hours.
Festival of Trees After Dark is held at night, with the rest of the museum unlit and the only illumination the trees’ twinkling lights. The uniquely decorated indoor forest offers a surreal and warming atmosphere in this setting. It’s also more of a challenge to guess the song title associated with each tree’s décor.
Festival of Trees After Dark runs from 5pm to 7pm on multiple Saturdays. The first is this evening, November 17th, followed by five more dates: November 24th, December 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 2018. Non-member tickets are $5.
Berkshire Concert Choir at the Festival of Trees
Another festive event centered around the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees is the Berkshire Concert Choir.
Come join the Berkshire Concert Choir as they perform a program of Christmas music from early Renaissance to contemporary compositions. The repertoire ranges from traditional carols to holiday pop tunes and promises a great time for all.
The Berkshire Concert Choir at the Festival of Trees is free to the public and scheduled for December 9th, 2018, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees 2018
Festival of Trees 2018: Often Heard complements another current museum exhibition: National Geographic Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary.
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