Festival of Trees


Celebrate the season as we fill our galleries with lighted fir trees! Decorated from classic to kooky Christmas styles, the trees of the SCHS and the YWCA glow with the enchantment of the holiday season. Join us throughout December for a shimmering, festive season!

Fun for all ages, and featuring a special program with crafts, treats, storytelling, Santa, musicians, and more on December 3rd!

Dates: Saturday, December 3rd – Sunday, December 18th
Times: Weekdays: 12 – 5 PM • Weekends 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost: Adults $5 • Kids $2 • Under 5 free!
Location: at the Schenectady County Historical Society,
32 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY
and the YWCA NorthEastern NY,
44 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY

Want to sponsor a tree? Just email us, or download and fill out our Festival of Trees sponsorship form!
The Festival of Trees is a fundraiser by and for the Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA NorthEastern NY. Parking is available in the YWCA lot. For more information please contact 374-0263 x4.

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Join us for the opening of our Festival of Trees as we illuminate our galleries with glittering trees and throw open our doors for behind-the-scenes collections tours through our historic house. Come celebrate this wintertide night of light and enchantment with radiant fir trees, live music from JECCO, great food from Wagon Train BBQBuzzard’s Bay BarbequeLa Strada Pizzeria & More, and Villa Italia Bakery, cash bar, raffle, and more!
Date: Friday, December 2nd
Time: 6 – 8 PM
Cost: Night of Lights is sold out!
Location: Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave, Schenectady,  NY 12305

So many thanks to our wonderful event sponsors:

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