Holiday Boutique Comes to Wagner Farm Arboretum

Doors open on Dec. 13 at annual Holiday Boutique at Wagner Farm Arboretum, with Santa to visit on Dec. 14.

The honey table at the 2012 Holiday Boutique at Wagner Farm Arboretum in Warren. Courtesy of WFA
The honey table at the 2012 Holiday Boutique at Wagner Farm Arboretum in Warren. Courtesy of WFA

Wagner Farm Arboretum has scheduled this year's Holiday Boutique from Friday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 22, with Santa set to fly in to greet children on Sat., Dec. 14.

Whether you are looking for a special gift, small hostess gifts and tasty holiday treats, or jewelry to dress up your winter look, the holiday boutique will offer the work of local artisans and vendors set out on display. As of Friday, about 30 participating vendors had signed up, said Suzanne Smith, president of the non-profit preserved arboretum at 197 Mountain Ave. in Warren.

Some of the items to be available for sale will include wood carvings, local honey products, pottery, paintings and sketches, home goods, chocolates, knitted and crocheted apparel, nuts, jam and more. 

Those who stop by can look for a gift for your friends, teachers, loved ones, and yourselves, and support the arboretum at the same time. A portion of the vendor’s proceeds go to the arboretum. All sales are tax-exempt, according to the arboretum.

Santa will be visiting the arboretum’s Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a snow date of Dec 21. Children 10 years old and under can visit with Santa and receive a gift. Price per visit, with a gift, is $10. 

Optional photographs by acclaimed local photographer Steve Byland will be available at no additional charge, Smith said.

On the first day, three vendors from the Farmers Market, Mini Mac Farm, Gourmet Nuts and Paolo's Kitchen will be open outdoors, Smith said.

Admission is free, and light refreshments are available for purchase.

The boutique is open on weekdays, and for two weekends.

Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m.  to 2 p.m.; and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information on the Holiday Boutique and Santa visit, email Lisa Young at crafts@wfafnj.org. 

Whether as an elf or in some aspect of sales, information on volunteering for the Holiday Boutique is online.



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