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38th Annual Holiday Festival of Trees

Some of Bucks County’s best artists, decorators and community groups have come together once again to design lush, imaginative and meaningful holiday décor throughout the National Historic Landmark Home of Pearl S. Buck. Within this spectacularly beautiful stone farm house, room after room will overflow with the very best in interior designs for the holidays, artfully decorated trees, and lovely vignettes crafted to celebrate the magic of this time of year.

One imaginative installation will be from Cherry Mint Design. In the office of Pearl’s publisher and husband, Richard Walsh, these designers will interpret the story of Pearl’s award-wining novel, The Good Earth. The entire room will be decorated for the holiday season, but the focal point will be a Christmas tree, decorated to detail the phases of the main characters’ lives. The lowest branches will illustrate the meager times while the top of the tree will illustrate their affluent times. Items from the story will be used as ornaments, including pewter pieces, red eggs, Chinese bells, burlap, farming equipment, strands of balls to resemble pearls, and red strips with well wishes. Additionally, strings of pearls will span the ceiling, calling to mind the very essence of the author.

As Pearl was a social activist, caring deeply about many issues, we carry her activism forward in this event by inviting local organization to create décor with a message. Be sure to check the Pearl Buck dining room, too, for a great installation by Bucks County Gardens, sponsor of the event.

In total, 29 artists, organizations and community groups will decorate the beloved author’s home, making it one of the region’s greatest annual holiday traditions.

Following the tour, guests may cast a vote for their favorite decorator until December 7th. The winner will be announced at the Community Open House Event on December 9th from 6-8 PM.

38th Annual Holiday Festival of Trees