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Welcome to Johnny Appleseed Country Tourist Center
The piney smell, dressing in warm clothes and trekking through the snow, and hot chocolate afterwards. Yes, it is that time of year again. Time to do the annual tradition of getting a Christmas Tree! And in Johnny Appleseed Country, we have plenty of places to get them!
Bolton Orchards (pre-cut)
125 Still River Road
Bolton, MA 01740
Clearview Farm, Inc. (pre-cut)
4 Kendall Hill Road
Sterling, MA 01564
Kimball Farm In Lancaster (pre-cut)
1543 Lunenburg Road (Rt. 70)
Lancaster, MA 01523
294 Chase Road
Lunenburg, MA 01462
For a complete list of Christmas Tree farms, click here.
Places to See Trees
There are several tree lighting ceremonies throughout the region. On Saturday December 7th at 6pm, it's Fitchburg Tree Lighting on the Common across from 881 Main St., Fitchburg. Enjoy Fitchburg’s Tree lighting with some hot chocolate and Santa coming off the library roof and marching down to the common, holiday stroll along main street check out decorated storefronts and visit local stores for great local gifts. Fun for the whole family.
Also on the 7th, it's Leominster's Winter Stroll and Gingerbread Festival. The fun begins at 2:00 inside City Hall; enjoy crafts, refreshments, and the Festival of Trees as you help decorate the BIGGEST Gingerbread House in Leominster. Downtown enjoy hayrides, musical performances from local school chorus groups as well as activities and refreshments at many downtown businesses. The “parade of lights” will travel through downtown at 5:00 ending with a visit from Santa at Monument Square. For more information please call the Mayor”s Office at 978.534.7500 or visit www.leominsterevents.com.
And ongoing until December 7th, it's the Ninth Annual Festival of Trees at The Gardner Museum, 28 Pearl St., Gardner. This is an ongoing exhibit of various sized decorated artificial Christmas trees, each with a special theme, along with wreaths, baskets and other items. Also, for raffle will be three dollhouses. The exhibit culminates with a raffle of the trees on December 7, at 2 pm. In addition to regular hours Wednesday and Thursday, 1-4 pm, the trees can be viewed during extended Museum hours on Fri. from 1-7 pm, and Sat. and Sun. from 10 am to 4 pm. Raffle tickets are $5, and include Museum admission for non-members.
Holiday Shopping at the Johnny Appleseed Visitor Center Gift Shop
Don't forget to stop by the Johnny Appleseed Visitors' Center for all of your Holiday Shopping needs. We have everything you could think of from Colonial Hill Alpaca Clothing, to a wide variety of seasonal candles from Kringle Candle (Shown Left). For only $2 we will wrap any gift big or small.
With plenty of local products there is no better place to support your local community than the Johnny Appleseed Visitors' Center, between exits 34 & 35 Route 2 West bound.
We hope you enjoy getting into the holiday spirit in Johnny Appleseed Country!
Calling All Volunteers!
Are you interested in learning more about Johnny Appleseed Country while serving your community at the same time? Then volunteer some time at the Visitor Center on Rt 2 between Exits 35-34 Westbound. For more information, click here for our flyer or please contact Diane Burnette at (978) 534-2829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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