SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Everson Museum of Art, “Festival of Trees and Lights” kicked off their festival on Dec. 3rd, Jennifer Neuner, the deputy director says it’s more than just a festival, it’s a tradition.
“The everyone is for everyone. The idea of celebrating the seasons, holidays, and family tradition is something that the festival of lights and trees has become a Syracuse, central New York tradition,” said Neuner. It is their 37th annual festival and she says it’s meant for people to come in and see
Carrie and John Hunt became members of the Everson museum, over 25 years ago, and they come to the annual festival as a tradition.
“ We come to the festival of trees and lights every year,” the Hunts said. “We bought a small tabletop tree, one that’s the main living room tree, and we also got one that was extremely unique, A bamboo tree.”
During the festival, there are live performances, cultural performances, and art-making and storytelling activities for children. Along with looking at the trees, you purchase the new trees that have been designed this year, and the ones that were created years prior.
“Just as we are every day, the Everson is for everyone, and we try to offer something for everyone no matter what the culture or religion they practice,” said Neuner.
The Festival does include a Holiday Marketplace that features artist-made designs and locally sourced products to meet all your gift-giving needs.
The three-week holiday showcase will be on display until Saturday, December 17th.