"Christmas at the Farm with A Festival of Trees" - 2010

Our thanks to the volunteers, sponsors, and organizations who made this possible, and to the 3,800+ people who turned out to enjoy this year's "Christmas at the Farm with a Festival of Trees."

Dates: This event took place November 27 and 28 and December 4 and 5, 2010, the first and second weekends after Thanksgiving, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Admission: $5 for adults; children under 5 was free; other children are $2; $2 for seniors (62+).  Discount coupons were available in the Main Street Journal and at several local businesses.  

Video: Highlights from the first weekend.

Video interview with Bob Kane.

Articles (selected): Read the article previewing the event that appeared in the Metrowest Daily News on November 26, 2010.

Program: Download the 2010 program here.  (The program includes the complete list of trees, with themes and sponsors.)

Flyer: Download the half-page flyer

Description: All the things you love at the annual Christmas at the Farm: Holiday decorations, food, crafts, roaring fires, warm gingerbread, and hot beverages.  The 2010 Festival of Trees was bigger and better than ever.

Guests enjoyed an old-fashioned Christmas in the Peter Rice Homestead at 377 Elm Street and in the building directly across the street, which was  converted into a winter wonderland, complete with Santa's Workshop, holiday figures, dozens of decorated trees--even a miniature train set. 

There was plenty of parking, courtesy of Jon Delli Priscoli, who generously allowed us to use both his building and his parking lot for the event.

This annual event has grown to become the most important contributor raise the funds needed to maintain the Peter Rice Homestead and the thousands of items from Marlborough's history it contains. 

Activities and attractions
  • Santa's Workshop
  • Candy Shop
  • Holiday decorations
  • Animated displays on loan from Edaville's Festival of Lights
  • Miniature Victorian Village and train display
  • Visit with Santa Claus
  • Crafters
  • Wreaths
  • Door prizes
  • Warm gingerbread with whipped cream or lemon sauce
  • Hot drinks
  • Roaring fireplaces
  • Entertainment and music
Guests could purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win their choice of more than 50 themed decorated Christmas trees--from table top size to 7'--on display.

The winners of the 2010 trees

2010 Festival of Trees Winners

The 2010 trees, themes, and sponsors

The 2010 judges' awards

Most Beautiful: Blue Heaven from St. Mary's Credit Union
Best Theme:  Proving a Point from City Councilor Don Landers
Most Whimisical: Christmas Runs on Dunkin' from Dunkin Donuts
Best Overall: Proving a Point from City Councilor Don Landers
1st. Honorable Mention: Christmas at the Vin Bin from the Vin Bin
2nd. Honorable Mention: Friendship from George Larassa & Friends

The 2010 people's choice awards

As determined by the number of tickets placed in each box

1st Place: Christmas at the Vin Bin from the Vin Bin
2nd. Place: Candy Land from the Cottage Children's Place
3rd. Place: Winter Wonderland from the Marlborough Savings Bank

2010 Festival program

Festival of Trees 2010 Program -- The Marlborough Historical Society with Olde Marlborough

Event producers: The Marlborough Historical Society in conjunction with Olde Marlborough, Inc.

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