Final Days of Buttonwoods’ Festival of Trees Brings Santa, Candlelight Tour, Classic Radio, More

Old-time radio is one of the features this weekend during the Festival of Trees at Buttonwoods Museum. (WHAV News photograph.)

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The final days of Buttonwoods Museum’s 20th anniversary Festival of Trees features special events for children, seniors and families with such draws as a colonial cooking demonstration, candlelight tour, concert and more.

A Children’s Scavenger Hunt takes place until 8 p.m., today, before switching gears tomorrow to Senior Day from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Senior Day features $1 off admission, a tea party from noon-2 p.m., Nostalgia Christmas at the Buttonwoods, classic radio shows from holidays past and a candlelight tour of the John Ward House, from 6-7:30 p.m.

The Festival opens Saturday morning at 10 with Family Day running until 4 p.m. During the special daytime hours, children receive a holiday coloring kit to take home and meet Santa Claus between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

From noon-4:30 p.m., the Greater Haverhill Arts Association art present demonstrations, while a Colonial Cooking Demonstration run from noon-5 p.m. A Holiday “Coffeehouse” Concert with local band Currier Square plays and light refreshments will be served.

​The last chance to buy raffle tickets for trees, wreaths and centerpieces comes on the final day of the Festival, Sunday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Greater Haverhill Arts Association again presents art demonstrations from noon-4;30 p.m.

Raffle and silent auction winners will be notified by telephone after 6 p.m.

Buttonwoods Museum’s 20th anniversary Festival of Trees takes place at 240 Water St., Haverhill. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6-17, and free for children under age five. For groups of 10 or more, email [email protected].

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