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Arboretum photos courtesy of Dorothy Westermeier, Volunteer & Peter Patel, Horticulturist O.C. Arboretum

 
"Holiday Lights in Bloom” at the OC Arboretum Begins November 24th


image There may be a chill in the air but the Arboretum will be in “full bloom” with beautiful, garden themed light displays in the forms of flowers, animals and insects. Children, and adults alike, will be charmed as they stroll down paths of lit trees, walk through gardens filled with flowers and “critters”, visit the 9/11 Memorial Garden decorated in patriotic splendor and stop at the water’s edge of a pond created in lights.

The "Holiday Lights in Bloom" program is FREE and will be open to the public from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting November 24th though December 17th and then daily from December 22nd through December 31st from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (closed Christmas Eve 12/24, and Christmas Day 12/25).  Be sure to visit this “ever growing” event and make it part of your family’s holiday traditions.
The Friends of the OC Arboretum Host their Annual Holiday Boutique


image The Friends of the OC Arboretum will host their annual Holiday Boutique fundraiser beginning November 24th in the Ottaway Education Building at the Arboretum in Thomas Bull Memorial Park.

The Friends will offer a wonderful selection of merchandise that will be ideal for your decorating and gift giving needs. The Arboretum’s dedicated group of “volunteer elves” have been working all year making hand crafted items for this fundraising event.

The Boutique will be held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting November 24th and ending December 17th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM in conjunction with the Holiday Lights in Bloom program (the light show will continue until the end of December). On the first weekend of Nov. 24th, 25th and 26th the boutique shopping hours will be extended by opening early at 2:00pm and continuing until 8:00pm.