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The Berkshires are a magical place all year round, but there is something truly enchanting about the wintertime. From crisp weather to fun-filled holiday events, you and your family are sure to make memories that will last a lifetime during your winter getaway to the Gateways Inn. One great way to enhance your holiday celebration is a visit to the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees. This annual event features galleries of decorated Christmas trees that represent that year’s chosen theme. Read on to see what this year’s Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees has in store for you!
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The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield is a wonderful destination year round. Yearly, it is host to many fantastic events, including the annual Berkshires Museum Festival of Trees. The Christmas themed event features more than 100 trees sponsored by local businesses, community organizations and schools. Each year a theme is chosen for the festival and each tree is decorated to fit it. Past themes include Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow and Festival Trees on Safari.
Beginning Friday, November 17th, the whimsical and wonderful Festival of Trees comes to life for a Christmas celebration you won’t soon forget. Boasting unlikely marriages of objects, strange juxtapositions, and marvelous scenes, the event will whisk visitors through an indoor forest of embellished trees. As you explore, you’ll see a bountiful collection of holiday keepsakes, trinkets, and amazing curio cabinets. As an added bonus, this year’s event will also feature a game of “I Spy.” Each tree will have a unique object or ornament that must be found. That way, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy together.
This annual holiday tradition is a must for your Christmas in Stockbridge getaway! The town of Stockbridge was made famous by Norman Rockwell’s Painting of the Village during the holidays. Therefore, the town celebrates Rockwell’s popular depiction of what, to many, is the quintessential small New England town. Visitors will enjoy a vintage automobile show, holiday readings, caroling, Christmas concerts, and more! It’s a family-friendly event you definitely won’t want to miss.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Ventfort Hall boasts Jacobean-style architecture that was a popular style of aesthetics during the Gilded Age. During the holiday season, the mansion is completely decorated for Christmas. It is truly a sight to behold and the perfect way to see how 19th-century families celebrated the holidays.
While attending the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees, be sure to book your stay at the Gateways Inn! With rooms that combine timeless style with modern amenities, you can be sure you’ll be living in comfort during your time at the inn. Plus, our on-site restaurant is one of the best dining establishments in town, so you’ll be just steps away from delicious cuisine prepared with fresh local ingredients. Add our Lounge and the full bar to the mix, and you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for a great night in the Berkshires.