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See some trees 15th Annual “Fez”tival of Trees

When: Friday, Nov. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Bektash Shrine Center, 189 Pembroke Road, Concord
Cost: $5 adults, $4 seniors, 12 and under free
Visit: bektashshriners.org/feztival.php
 
5th Annual Plaistow Festival of Trees
When: Friday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Fish & Game, 18 May Ray Ave.
Cost: Free 
Visit: facebook.com/PlaistowNHLions
 
Southern NH Festival of Trees
When: Friday, Nov. 27, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 29, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 4, 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: Sherburne Hall in Municipal Building, 6 Village Green, Pelham
Cost: $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and under
Visit: snhfestivaloftrees.pelhamcommunityspirit.org
 
Nashua’s Festival of Trees
When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 5 to 10 p.m. (during the Winter Holiday Stroll); Sunday, Nov. 29, 1 to 5 p.m.; at Symphony NH’s Holiday House on Saturday, Dec. 5, and Sunday, Dec. 6 (symphonynh.org/events/holiday-house-tour); Festival of Trees Gala held on Friday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m. (Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at the festival or reserved by email at cailbellavance@yahoo.com by Dec. 7). Private tours for groups can be arranged. 
Where: Hunt Memorial Building, 6 Main St.
Cost: Free when open to the general public
Visit: facebook.com/HuntMemorialBuilding
 
6th Annual Antrim Festival of Trees
When: Saturday, Nov. 28 through Saturday, Jan. 2. Mondays and Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 8 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open House Saturday, Nov. 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Where: James A Tuttle Library, 45 Main St.
Cost: Free 
Visit: antrimfestivaloftrees.org
 
Exeter Festival of Trees
When: Thursday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Town Hall, 10 Front St.
Cost: Free
Visit: exeternh.gov/community/festival-trees
 
6th Annual Dover Festival of Trees
When: Friday, Dec. 4, 4 to 8 p.m.
Where: City Hall Auditorium, 288 Central Ave.
Cost: Free
Visit: dovernh.org/festival-of-trees
 
20th Annual Altrusa Festival of Trees
When: Friday, Dec. 4, 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 6, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Waukewan Golf Course, 166 Waukewan Road, Center Harbor
Cost: $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and under
Visit: altrusameredithnh.org
 
Franklin Opera House Festival of Trees
When: Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6
Where: Franklin Opera House, 316 Central St.
Cost: $5 for adults, free for kids 12 and under
Visit: franklinoperahouse.org
 
Wolfeboro Festival of Trees
When: Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 6, noon to 3 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 13, noon to 3 p.m.; Preview Gala (advance reservation required) held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Wright Museum, 77 Center St.
Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for kids 8 and under, $12 for families
Visit: wolfeborofestivaloftrees.com

 





Gleeful greenery
Festivals offer traditional and eccentric holiday trees

11/26/15
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 If you’re looking for some tree-decorating inspiration, a fully decorated tree to take home or just a fun holiday outing, stop by one of New Hampshire’s Festivals of Trees. There are five local fests happening Thanksgiving weekend, and five more opening the first week of December. 

You can catch Nashua’s Festival of Trees during the Winter Holiday Stroll on Saturday, Nov. 28, or on Sunday, Nov. 29, in the Hunt Memorial Building on Main Street. There will be up to 30 trees on display, all decorated and donated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Visitors can browse and vote for their favorite trees, or they can try to win a tree in the silent auction. 
“We have trees that are really pretty and conventional, and we have some quirky ones, too,” Cail Bellavance, event coordinator, said. “There was one from the Nashua Police Explorers with a blue spinning light at the top, Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards, police movie DVDs and an MP3 player playing songs like ‘I Shot the Sheriff.’ That was really neat.” 
There are also a few raffle trees this year, including ones decked out in candy bars, lottery tickets and even wine. The final bidding and announcement of the winners will be held at the Gala on Friday, Dec. 11. 
Not all festivals of trees are structured the same way. Some, like the Southern New Hampshire Festival of Trees, feature entertainment, food, kids’ activities and more. Check a festival’s online event page to see what it offers. 





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