Tickets for Woodcock Nature Center‘s highly anticipated annual Wreath Festival will go on sale this Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m.. The popular event pairs decorating a 22” balsam wreath using unique materials with relaxing by a roaring fire among friends in Woodcock’s picturesque pavilion. The festival welcomes 1,000 guests every year, most of them women, and raises over $75,000 for the nature center’s programs in environmental education.
“We are thrilled that Woodcock’s Wreath Festival is a holiday tradition for so many people in our community. Due to the popularity of the event, it is not an understatement to say that everyone should be prepared to purchase their tickets early on Oct. 21,” urges Woodcock’s executive director Lenore Herbst. “Event details as well as tips for attending and purchasing as a group are available on our website.”
Woodcock offers 10 nights of “Celebrate & Decorate” evening wreath decorating and festivities with two decorating sessions each night from 6:30-8:15 p.m. or 8:30-10:15 p.m. between Nov. 26-30 and Dec. 3-7. Guests are invited to gather a group of friends, come with a buddy or as a couple for 1.5 hours of decorating, preceded or followed by socializing in the nature center’s warm and cozy pavilion.
New this year is a daytime “Celebrate & Decorate” experience held only on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m..
All Wreath Festival attendees should plan to bring their own food and drink for the celebrating portion of the events.
Families are welcome at a “Family Fun” open house wreath decorating event on Saturday, Dec. 8 between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., which includes hot cocoa and cookies and the opportunity to make a wreath with family members of all ages.
A fundraising raffle will be held during all events and offers chances to win wonderful prizes including unique Woodcock experiences such as birthday parties, camp weeks and more, all in support of Woodcock Nature Center.
All dates (with the exception of the “Family Fun” day) are 21 and over. Advance ticket purchase is required and is only available beginning on this Sunday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m.. Tickets range from $45-$67, are non-refundable and subject to additional fees. For tickets and more information please visit the Woodcock Nature Center website.