| G. Michael Dobbs
SPRINGFIELD – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield are presenting for the 19th year the Festival of Trees at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield, now through Dec. 15.
The event features 146 Christmas trees decorated and donated by both individuals as well as businesses. The event is a major fundraiser for the club.
Attendees can buy raffle tickets to win the trees, which vary widely in theme. There are two Dr. Seuss trees as well as two trees featuring flamingoes. The trees all feature different gifts – from those that feature gift cards to area businesses to one that has a sofa and a dining room table as part of the tree tableau.
Tree winners must pick up their trees between noon and 7 p.m. on Dec. 16.
Admission is $5, $4 for seniors and children 12 and under are free. The hours are Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.