Everson Festival of Trees 2013


The 28th Annual Festival of Trees recently started at the Everson and runs through Sunday, December 15th. There’s still plenty of time to drop in and check out the huge assortment of beautifully decorated trees. The Festival of Trees features donated trees that are sold at the end of the Festival. The funds go directly to the Everson Museum of Art, which helps them continue the good work. Whether you’ve never been or have attended several times, the Festival of Trees is a nice way to get in the holiday spirit. Admission is just $5.

Seeing the decorated trees is just one part of the Festival. As the years go by it increasingly incorporates live music performed throughout the museum space. This year performance is really taking the forefront as all-day musical guests are featured for the week or so the Festival of Trees has left. The lineup includes local high school choruses, bands, choirs, flute trios, and much more. If you go for the trees, the music, or both, it’s a great plan. Keep in mind that you can buy a fully decorated tree at the conclusion of the event. It’s likely that it will not be cheap, but it’s essentially a fundraiser for this important museum.

On Thursday, December 12th from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. there’s a special open house called the Holiday Spirit Celebration. It features live entertainment, access to all Everson exhibits, complimentary wine, punch, hors d’oeuvres, and cookies throughout the museum. It’s $30 per person or $25 per ticket if you buy two. It’s a nice event. Reserve a spot (top right after you click).

The Festival normally includes over 100 trees and is perfect for small children. Luckily you can still sign your child up for the Milk and Cookies with Santa event, which takes place on Saturday, December 13th at 1:00 p.m. Do it soon though because space is very limited! It’s $10 per person. GET TICKETS (top right after you click).

Here’s the full schedule of entertainment:
Tuesday, December 10th:

12:00 p.m. – Skaneateles Middle School Music Department
1:00 p.m. – Manlius Pebble Hill Lower School Performing Arts
2:00 p.m. – John Ferrara and Chris Polak Classic Guitar Duo
3:00 p.m. – Wellwood Middle School Cadenza Cellos
4:00 p.m. – Music School of CNY Guitar Ensemble

Wednesday, December 11th:
12:00 p.m. – Pine Grove Middle School 6th and 8th Grade Choirs
1:00 p.m. – Porter Elementary School Band

Thursday, December 12th:
12:00 p.m. – Steve Pfanenstiel
1:00 p.m. – Bellevue Elementary School Chorus
2:00 p.m. – Fayetteville-Manlius High School Swing 16
3:00 p.m. – Cazenovia High School String Ensemble
4:00 p.m. – Bishop Ludden Jr-Sr High School Choir
5:00 p.m. – Barney Molldrem and Peter Allen

Friday, December 13th:
12:00 p.m. – Dr. King 4th Grade Choir
1:00 p.m. – Living Word Academy Worship Team
2:00 p.m. – Dave Folta, John Ferrara, and Chris Polak Classic Guitar and Mandolin Trio
3:00 p.m. – East Syracuse-Minoa International Singers
4:00 p.m. – Chittenango High School Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, December 14th:
10:00 a.m. – Viriditas Flute Trio
11:00 a.m. – The Students Of Carol Rothwell
12:00 p.m. – Musical Players Club
1:00 p.m. – William Gorman Organ Trio, William Gorman with Jake Ford and Scottie Madonia
2:00 p.m. – Rae’s Institute Of Dance And Movement
3:00 p.m. – Wellwood Middle School Cadenza Cellos
4:00 p.m. – Music School of CNY Guitar Ensemble

Sunday, December 15th:
12:00 p.m. to 2:00pm – Piano Students Of Patricia DiAngelis
2:00 p.m. – Sentinel Acapella Quartet
4:00 p.m. – William Gorman Duo, William Gorman and Gabrielle Gorman

The Everson’s Festival of Trees
Through Sunday, December 15th
The Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison Street (Directions)

– $5 general admission online or at door, $30 Holiday Spirit, $10 Milk and Cookies w/ Santa.


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