Greenwich Historical Society’s Festival of Tabletop Trees, Dec. 6-8

COS COB, CT – More than 30 local non-profits, retailers, decorators and garden centers are donating decorated trees -- the largest number since 2018 -- for Greenwich Historical Society’s Festival of Tabletop Trees. 

“The Bruce has donated a tree each year we’ve been open and, with the grand opening of The New Bruce in April 2023, we are excited to be back,” says Bruce Museum Store Manager Justine Matteis. “We are honored to support Greenwich Historical Society--a strong partner and community treasure. Plus it gives us a chance to showcase some of our ornaments and it’s a lot of fun!” 

Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, another prominent Greenwich organization that has donated trees since the program started, is delighted to participate. “We’ve been in Greenwich since 1930 and enjoy being part the town’s holiday festivities, especially with an organization integral to the history of Greenwich,” says Sam Bridge Retail Store Manager Kamil Jablonowski. 

Winner of the most creative tree award in the 2020 Festival, Greenwich Library has a high bar to meet for this year’s entry. “We have a large workplace with many employees who like to contribute, so we expect another highly creative and eclectic tree to donate for the auction,” says Local History Librarian Regan Avery.

“These and all other participating organizations are eager to support our arts and educational programming, and it gives them an opportunity to showcase their artistry,” says Barbara Johann, manager of the Historical Society’s Museum Store. “We’re flattered that so many want to participate.”

The Festival of Tabletop Trees takes place in the Historical Society Museum Lobby, December 6-8 from 9am - 5pm and December 9 from 11am – 7pm. Trees are purchased via a silent auction. Winners pick up trees at the end of the festival. While viewing the trees, visitors can enjoy shopping and refreshments in the Museum Store, which is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays, Noon – 4 pm. Complimentary gift wrapping is offered. Historical Society members receive a 10% discount.

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Submitted by Cos Cob, CT

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