Reflecting the theme of A Reading Wonderland, the Forest will be made up of individual trees decorated to represent award-winning childhood classic books. Based on a first-come, first-served basis, 30 school groups are selected to read their chosen book, create related decorations, and trim their trees accordingly. As an added bonus, Museum visitors will once again be able to cast their votes for their top three favorite trees. The school groups with the most votes will receive generous H-E-B gift cards.
The Christmas Tree Forest will be on view from Saturday, November 17, through Wednesday, December 12, during regular business hours with three bonus Mondays when the Museum will be open: 11/26, 12/3, 12/10.
A special Free Holiday Family Day will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, December 8. After the exhibition concludes, all trees will be donated to families in need to enjoy during the remainder of the holiday season.
The Christmas Tree Forest is a partnership between AMST, The Junior League of Corpus Christi, and H-E-B.