A spectacular Christmas tree is such a holiday season staple which is why we are big fans of these festivals of trees where you can see multiple trees beautifully decorated and lit all in one space! Here’s a rundown of where to see holiday decor at its very best:

Wednesdays – Sundays, November 15 – January 7, 2024

Festival of Trees
Morven Museum & Garden, Princeton
Stroll through the museum’s elegant galleries, where Christmas trees, mantels and porches will be decorated for the holidays by local businesses, garden clubs and non-profits.

November 24 – 26 and December 1 – 3

Winter Village
Red Mill Museum Village, Clinton
The biggest attraction is the Festival of Trees, featuring Christmas trees designed and decorated by community members, local businesses and organizations. You will also get access to the museum.

December 1-28

Festival of Trees
Environmental Education Center, Basking Ridge
Several rooms will be decorated with trees in a variety of themes. Note: the festival is closed Dec. 22-25.

December 1-31

Deck the Hall – Festival of Trees
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City
Walk through the lobby to see beautifully decorated trees that have been sponsored by residents, businesses and local organizations.

December 2-9

Merry & Bright Festival of Trees
The Barn at Highlands Ridge Park, Chester
The festival features a display of decorated holiday trees of all sizes for viewing and for sale within what looks like a real winter wonderland. Visit Santa and take in the entertainment throughout the week. Shop the gift table for holiday items at reasonable prices.

December 3 – January 6, 2024

Festival of Trees
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center and Amboy Bank, New Brunswick
The trees on display represent several countries and cultures and traditions from around the world. During the opening reception on Dec. 3, there will be special holiday musical performances, including by the Hungarian Scouts of New Brunswick.

December 7

Festival of Trees
Toms River Elks, Toms River
Local nonprofits display trees decorated in the spirit of their mission. Beautiful trees, crafts, refreshments and more make for a fun and family-friendly holiday event that supports the organizations serving the community.

December 9-10

Festival of Trees 2023
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit
On Saturday morning, stop by to decorate a tree (registration is due by Dec. 6). At night, there will be a festival preview cocktail party. Sunday is the big day, when there will be an outdoor winter festival celebrating community and culture. The day’s activities include arts and crafts for Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah and the Winter Solstice; games, stories, musical entertainment, a story walk, photo opportunities with Santa; as well as food vendors and a holiday market.

St. Gabriel’s Church
North Main Street, Marlboro
Starting Dec. 1
Knights of Columbus Council 15964 will host the 2022 Christmas tree dedication ceremony. The trees will be displayed at the church throughout the holiday season. If you attend in person on opening night, you’ll receive a free commemorative ornament for your tree at home.

Vintner Wonderland
Renault Winery, Egg Harbor City
December – February
Go ice skating or shopping, wine & dine, and take in live entertainment. During Christmastime, meet Santa Claus and see the Festival of Trees. The Reindeer Fun Run is on Dec. 16. You can also book a fire pit experience or a private cabana.

December 10

Festival of Trees
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, Summit
The outdoor winter festival at celebrates Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah and the Winter Solstice through games, stories, musical entertainment, a story walk, photo ops with Santa, as well as food vendors and a holiday market.

December 16

Heritage Trees
The William Trent House Museum, Trenton
The Trent House Association will host a display of lighted trees decorated by six Trenton area organizations on the theme of their heritage and contributions. There will be a special tree lighting ceremony at 6 pm.

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