The Whimsical, Wonderful Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees

Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees 2017The annual Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees is back with a “Whimsical, Wonderful” forest of creative Christmas trees to tour. Don’t miss a chance to catch this festive, holiday display, running from November 18th, 2017 through January 7th, 2018.

Come see a unique forest of imaginatively decorated Christmas trees at the Berkshire Museum. This annual, holiday exhibit features a broad variety of independent and festive trees, unlike any others you have seen before.

All the Christmas tree creations are put together by local organizations, businesses, and schools. The exhibit serves as an annual fundraiser for the Berkshire Museum, with proceeds going towards the museum’s educational programs. Consequently, visiting the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees isn’t just a good time – it’s also a good deed. Now that’s the holiday spirit! (more…)

The Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees is an Event You Need to See

The holidays are upon us, and festivities in the Berkshires abound. One of our favorite things to do around Christmastime each year is attend the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees. This vibrant celebration lasts from mid-November through New Year’s Eve and spreads winter cheer. The Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees includes a collection of over 100 creatively decorated holiday trees that will wow visitors. Spend your holiday season escaping to the Berkshires and enjoying our local festivities! Here is more that you should know about the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees.

Looking for more exciting holiday events to attend during your November or December stay at Brook Farm Inn? Download our free vacation guide and discover more annual festivities, such as the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees. You will also find great attractions, activities, and cultural venues to enjoy year-round.

What is the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees?

The Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees is an annual celebration of the holiday season. This fundraiser for the Berkshire Museum benefits educational programs and adds some holiday spirit into the hearts of those who visit. With over 100 uniquely decorated Christmas trees, the event draws in many eyes, alive with wonder. The trees are each sponsored by a local business, school, or organization. The branches are then decorated with whatever creative ideas that sponsor formulates. There is a wide range of decorations, from old photographs to hand-made ornaments to eclectic collections. Prepare to be surprised and dazzled by the variety of decorations. Also, prepare to be whisked away into a pure joy and magic that surrounds the holiday season!

Attend the Festive Premiere Party

If you are staying at Brook Farm Inn on opening day of the Berkshire Museum Festival of Trees, consider attending the premiere party! Always on the first day of the festival, this evening gala will give you a first look at the dazzling trees. The extravaganza includes a regal red carpet, wining and dining, and, of course, mingling with the crowd. Dress in your finest attire for this festive celebration, and enjoy an exclusive night at the museum. Medium-range tickets for this spectacular event include entry to the premiere party and recognition on the Festival of Trees map. You will also receive a Hollywood star with your name on it in the museum galleries and a professional photograph during the party on the red carpet. Lead tickets also include two return tickets to the Festival of Trees during the exhibition.

Plan a Holiday Getaway at Brook Farm Inn

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time for a getaway before all the hustle and bustle is in full swing. Plan your holiday escape to Brook Farm Inn in the beautiful Berkshires for a snowy winter retreat. Enjoy our luxurious bed and breakfast in Lenox, MA, where you can cozy up by the fire with a good book and unwind. Also enjoy our rejuvenating massage services to relieve all your built-up holiday tension. Then, spend a relaxing evening in one of our 15 charming guest rooms. After a wonderful night’s rest, wake up in the morning to a delicious breakfast to begin your day right. We can’t wait to see you in the Berkshires this winter!

10 of the Best Things to Do in the Berkshires in Winter

The Berkshires are alive and active year-round! Winter offers sparkling skies and crisp, clean air when winter sports are available and the cultural offerings of the summer are extended although with a less ambitious schedule!

You can downhill ski, cross country ski, snowshoe and snowboard all within minutes of Brook Farm Inn and then enjoy music, theater, and dance. The Berkshires have many parks, preserved land, and public hiking trails through the mountains, trails, and hills. It is a truly beautiful time of year to stay at  Brook Farm Inn. Here are a few ideas!

For more information on things to do near Brook Farm Inn seasonally and year-round, download our free Berkshires vacation guide! It’s full of wonderful things to see and do during your vacation to the Berkshires. This includes things to do in the Berkshires in winter.

Things to do in the Berkshires in Winter

The Arts

Culture thrives in the Berkshires year-round. Whether you like art, music, theatre, dance, and more, the Berkshires offer all these during the winter months. For some rich chamber music, consider attending a performance at St. James Place or see a live comedy performance at the Mahawie Theater. Treat yourself to some award-winning drama at Shakespeare and Company. You can also be inspired by dance at Jacob’s Pillow Dance – now open year-round.

History

Hand in hand with art and culture comes history. There are several famous museums near Brook Farm Inn that please visitors from nearby and around the world. Consider visiting the  Norman Rockwell Museum, The Clark, MassMOCA, or the Berkshire Museum. Two are within 15 minutes and the others within 45. Warm up from the cold outdoor weather with an afternoon browsing house museums nearby: The Mount. Ventfort Hall Gilded Age Mansion, and Naumkeag.

Food & Drink

Cold weather calls for hearty meals and a glass of red wine. There are many wonderful Lenox restaurants that feature exquisite food to slake your hunger and satisfy your tastebuds. Indulge at the Prime Italian Steakhouse and Bar with tender steak and seafood entrees. You might also enjoy a wine tasting at Furnace Brook or another local vineyard for a romantic date. Watch the snow fall outside as you take a sip in the cozy tasting room.

Outdoor Activities

Skiing and snowshoeing are two favorite things to do in the Berkshires in winter. Hit the slopes for a day of fresh powder at Bousquet Ski Area, Butternut or Catamount Ski Areas. Or, try another winter activity, such as cross country skiing, skating, or snowshoeing at Canterbury Farm. If you love clean air, sunshine, and fresh snow, the Berkshire is heaven in winter.

Berkshires Winter Lodging

Brook Farm Inn is the perfect retreat for your holiday season getaway. Spend romantic time with your sweetheart or bonding time with friends and family here in Lenox, MA. We offer a splendid getaway here in the beautiful mountains. And we are surrounded by many winter things to do in the Berkshires! Book your stay today.