Somerset County Park Commission To Host ‘Festival of Trees’ for Families


Accepting Toys for Tots Donations Until Dec. 13


BASKING RIDGE, NJ – Get into the holiday spirit and visit the “Festival of Trees” from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 to Thursday, Dec. 29, but closed for the holiday weekend on Dec. 23 to 26. The Somerset County Park Commission will be hosting the display at the Environmental Education Center (EEC) at 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920.    

The exhibit is a feast for the eyes, featuring multi-theme and multi-room tree exhibits with dazzling decorations. The whole family will enjoy this event. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person. Refreshments will not be available.


Social Distancing

Masks are optional, but the Park Commission encourages social distancing and reserves the right to modify its rules or cancel the event when complying with the governor’s Executive Order.

Toys for Tots Drop-Off Location

Help bring joy to a child’s Christmas and donate an unwrapped toy. Donors can drop off toys in the Toys for Tots bin in the lobby of the EEC until Dec. 13. For more information about Toys for Tots and other drop-off locations, visit

For more information about the Festival of Trees, contact the EEC at 908-722-1200, ext. 5002, or visit Individuals with hearing and speech impairment can call the Relay Service at 711.

Somerset County Park Commission
Somerset County Park Commission stewards nearly 15,000 acres of county-owned open space, which is visited by 2 million park users each year. Five golf courses have three driving ranges, a pitch and putt course and a recreational putting course. Other attractions include a riding stable, an environmental education center, two tennis facilities, an outdoor pool, paddle boating, a rock and rare plant garden, an award-winning rose garden, an arboretum, and a sensory and fragrance garden. Six county parks also offer amenities, such as athletic fields, picnic facilities, bike paths, fishing, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, and hiking.


Environmental Education Center (EEC)
EEC at Lord Stirling Park offers approximately nine miles of hiking trails, programs led by Naturalists, school field trips, fun festivals, nature-themed exhibits, facility and classroom rentals, a resource library, science and conservation research, and more. The EEC’s goal is to improve environmental literacy in Somerset County and beyond.


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