If you enjoy creative holiday decorating with friends, then you’ll love the wreath-making workshop this Saturday at the Van Vleck House & Gradens. In seasons past, I’ve plunged in with pliers, branch cutters and friends – enjoying a relaxing afternoon in a pine-scented room. You make your own party favor at this event, bringing home a bushy, festive 14-inch wreath (don’t mind the sap on your hands).
The workshop will be led by author, lecturer, horticulturist Marta McDowell, who will show you how to fashion a gorgeous wreath with natural materials, and cuttings from the VVH&G grounds. Marta teaches landscape history and preservation at the New York Botanical Garden and Drew University, and teaches gardening classes for the Chautauqua Institution.
Saturday, December 5, 10:00-12:00pm, $55/members, $65/non members, all materials included. Space is limited, reserve asap. VAN VLECK HOUSE & GARDENS, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair. (973) 744-4752
Spectacular Seasonal Spectator Event: Montclair will light up the town’s giant holiday tree during the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 4, at 6:00 p.m., at Church Street’s plaza. Montclair Community Band will play familiar holiday tunes adding to the evening festivities in downtown Montclair. Have a picture taken with Santa Claus ($3.00, framed). Church Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at 5 p.m. On Saturday, December 5, Santa will be making appearances on a fire truck all around Montclair. Find out where you’ll catch up with him, on BaristaKids.
Plan ahead for all your holiday events, check the Baristanet Calendar.
Send us pictures of spectacular and unusual decorations in Baristaville; we’ll put together a slide show. Check out the decorations at Anthropologie made of recyclable materials…