If you are one of those that drives around the neighborhood to find the houses with the best glitz and cheer of the holiday season, you don’t want to miss the Berkshire Museum’s Festival of Trees.
This year’s Festival of Trees is the 28th annual, and it runs all the way from now until January 2nd. Over 100 holiday trees are featured and decorated under the theme “Myths & Magic”. The Berkshire Museum’s galleries are graced with these guest trees, installed as a fundraiser for the Museum. Businesses, schools, and community organizations sponsor the trees.
Admission to the museum gains you access to both the trees and the museum itself. Admission for adults is $13 and for children it is $6. Children aged three and under, and museum members, get in for free.
The trees themselves are not the only highlight during the Festival’s duration. Friday, Novermber 30th brings the Pittsfield tree lighting ceremony. Half price admission to the museum is available from 5-8pm that evening, and traditional songs and carols will lead up to the lighting of the official Pittsfield tree.
Saturday December 1st brings the jolly old elf himself to the museum, and December 8th offers a day of fun activities including a cookie baking contest and a performance of holiday carols sung by the talented Taconic High School Honors Chorus.
For a very traditional type of holiday experience, the Little Cinema is offering The Nutcracker from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet on December 16th and 18th and the Nutcracker from London’s Royal Ballet on December 23rd.
So many beautiful ways to enjoy this beautiful season in the Berkshires. Make sure to book your rooms ahead of time so you aren't scrambling at the last minute.