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Sun Oct 1, 2017

Through Dec. 31
Sat & Sun
Any time Between 9:00a and 3:30p

Fall Weekend Scavenger Hunts

Find each item on the list and win a prize!

 

  • October 1-20 – Theme: Red, Yellow, Orange, Oh My!
  • October 21-November 17 – Theme: Scarecrows
  • November 18 & 19, 25 & 26 – Theme: Wide Open Spaces
  • December 26-31 – Theme: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

 

Families welcome to participate Saturdays & Sundays any time between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm

Cost: $10 per family at door

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Nov 1, 2017

All day

In Our Gallery – November

Paintings Inspired by Nature’s Gift

Spectacular oil paintings by the mother-daughter team of Nancy and Lisa Quatrocchi who specialize in still life, landscape, portraits and painting en plein air.

See more of the artists' work at their website: https://www.lqnqfineart.com

 

Cost: Free

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Nov 25, 2017

1:00p - 3:00p

Holiday Swag Workshop

Get a jump on your holiday decorating by making your own outdoor swag under the expert tutelage of Marge Hulstrunk and Russell Gatzke.

All materials are provided, but please bring your own pruners and a box in which to carry home your creation.

Register by November 15

Cost: $30 members / $40 non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Nov 30, 2017

3:30p - 7:30p

Gingerbread Wonderland Preview Party

Members are invited to attend the 26th Annual Gingerbread Wonderland, free of charge on Thursday, November 30 from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

After viewing the exhibit, come to the lower level for live music, complementary food tastings provided by local restaurants, an ugly sweater contest, exhibits and more!

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Fri Dec 1, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland 2017

Celebrating 26 Years of Wonder! December 1–10

In 1991, staff and Board Members of The Friends of The Frelinghuysen Arboretum thought that having a display of gingerbread houses would bring guests to our lovely gardens at a usually quiet time of year. They were right. That first year, there were under a dozen exhibits and a few hundred guests. Recent shows have featured over 200 displays and attracted over 13,000 guests!


Coloring Page

ENTER YOUR GINGERBREAD WONDERLAND CREATION

Enter your edible structure in one of six categories: Adult, Family, Children, School, Scout and Special Needs.

Be a part of this Morris County holiday tradition this year by entering and then visiting the show. Here are all the materials you need to enter your own creation in this year's Gingerbread Wonderland (click on each to open in a separate window):

The magic of Gingerbread is hard to describe. “Gingerbreads” are not only houses, but also landmarks, trains, planes, and animals and include every theme from favorite show tunes to commercials, from family vacations to superheroes. It’s a collaborative thing of joy that celebrates our diversity and our commonality. Start your holiday by sharing your talents, points of view and memories at the 2017

Vote for your personal favorite in The People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Shop Rite of Morristown. An award will be given to the first place winners in each of six categories: Adult, Family, Children, School, Scout and Special Needs. Groups of 8 or more must make a reservation to visit by calling 973-326-7601.

Dates: Friday, December 1 – Sunday, December 10 Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily, Fridays until 7:30 pm

Volunteers Needed!

As always, the success of the Gingerbread Wonderland depends on our wonderful volunteers.

Please sign up using our on-line Volunteer Form. Beth Feldman, the Volunteer Coordinator at The Frelinghuysen Arboretum will respond confirming your schedule.

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Gingerbread Tips & Techniques

Don't miss our Tips & Techniques Class on Saturday Oct. 21st - click the image at right for more information and signup.

Cost: $2 per person at the door, children under 2 FREE

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 2, 2017

Sun Dec 3, Sat Dec 9 & Sun Dec 10
10:00a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Craft Show

Holiday shopping is easy at our Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, now in its eighth year.

Our “handmade only” show features local crafters offering beautiful, affordable and completely handmade gifts perfect for yourself or that special person on your list.

Dates: Saturday, December 2, Sunday, December 3, Saturday, December 9, Sunday, December 10 -- Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

$2 per person admission gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland

Cost: see above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 2, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland Continues

The 2017 Gingerbread Wonderland continues through Sunday December 10th.

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Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Dec 3, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland Continues

The 2017 Gingerbread Wonderland continues through Sunday December 10th.

Click here for full details.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Dec 4, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland Continues

The 2017 Gingerbread Wonderland continues through Sunday December 10th.

Click here for full details.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Tue Dec 5, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland Continues

The 2017 Gingerbread Wonderland continues through Sunday December 10th.

Click here for full details.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Wed Dec 6, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland Continues

The 2017 Gingerbread Wonderland continues through Sunday December 10th.

Click here for full details.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Thu Dec 7, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland Continues

The 2017 Gingerbread Wonderland continues through Sunday December 10th.

Click here for full details.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Fri Dec 8, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland Continues

The 2017 Gingerbread Wonderland continues through Sunday December 10th.

Click here for full details.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 9, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland Continues

The 2017 Gingerbread Wonderland continues through Sunday December 10th.

Click here for full details.

Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sat Dec 9, 2017

& Sun Dec 10
10:00a - 4:30p

Gingerbread Craft Show

Holiday shopping is easy at our Gingerbread Wonderland Craft Show, now in its eighth year.

Our “handmade only” show features local crafters offering beautiful, affordable and completely handmade gifts perfect for yourself or that special person on your list.

Dates: Saturday, December 2, Sunday, December 3, Saturday, December 9, Sunday, December 10 -- Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

$2 per person admission gains entry to both the Craft Show and Gingerbread Wonderland

Cost: see above

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Sun Dec 10, 2017

to Sun Dec 10
10:00 am – 4:30 pm daily
Fridays until 7:30 pm

Gingerbread Wonderland Last Day

The 2017 Gingerbread Wonderland continues through Sunday December 10th.

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Cost: See above.

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

Mon Dec 18, 2017

4:30p - 5:30p

Always Evergreen (Grades 1 – 5)

Using a variety of fresh-cut greens and fresh flowers, young people will create a seasonal centerpiece perfect for the holiday table. All supplies provided.

Register by December 11

Cost: $15/person members / $20/person non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$15.00



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$20.00



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Wed Dec 20, 2017

4:30p - 6:30p

It’s Only Natural Seasonal Centerpiece Workshop (Grades 6 – 12)

Using freshly cut seasonal greens, decorations, and a natural container, design and construct a centerpiece perfect for the table or mantelpiece and a second smaller arrangement perfect for gift giving.

Register by December 13

Cost: $20/person members / $25/person non-members

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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$20.00



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$25.00



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Tue Dec 26, 2017

10:00a - 11:00a

Winter Garden Family Walk (Ages 5 and Up)

Get outside and explore the arboretum gardens after the long, busy, holiday weekend. There’s plenty going on and there might even be things in bloom!

Cost: $2 per person

Location: Haggerty Center

Sponsor: Friends

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Members

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$2.00



Non-members

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$2.00



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