Established in 1973 by the Women’s Committee as a museum fundraising event, Festival of Trees & Traditions has become an annual holiday custom for visitors from throughout the state and beyond. Every year community members, artists and organizations decorate holiday trees and wreaths to be displayed in the galleries throughout the week. All items are for sale, and profits help fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses. Purchase a tree or wreath for your home or donate it to a local charity. If you’re interested in designing and contributing a tree or wreath to Festival of Trees & Traditions please visit: thewadsworth.org/festivaloftrees/.
Public hours for viewing the Festival of Trees & Traditions are 10am–5pm. The museum will be open on Monday and Tuesday during this time.
Please note: The prices below reflect a $3 fundraising surcharge that is added to all museum admission prices during Festival of Trees & Traditions. The Wadsworth usually waives admission fees every Wednesday–Sunday from 4–5 pm. Guests visiting the museum at these times will be charged $3 for their admission.
Hartford Residents: $3
Youth (age 17 & under): $3
Groups of 10 or more will receive a discount by reservation only. To schedule a group visit, call (860) 838-4046.
Festival of Trees & Traditions is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum. All proceeds from this event fund the museum’s special exhibitions, educational programs, and operating expenses.