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Festival features trees and more

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer

Marlborough – When the sixth annual Metrowest Festival of Trees was held Dec. 13, 14 and 15, it returned for the second year at the 47,500-square-foot Royal Plaza Trade Center. In addition to wreaths, nearly 100 decorated trees from two- to 7-1/2 feet were sponsored by businesses, organizations and community leaders. Many guests purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win their favorite entries.

Among other popular attractions were Santa's Village with Bob LeDuc of Wooden Toys & Crafts, and Candy Land with nostalgic treats provided by Wayside Country Store. The festivities also included crafts, live entertainment, children's amusements and visits from Santa.

The holiday event is co-produced by the Marlborough Historical Society and Olde Marlborough, Inc. Proceeds benefit historical programs and activities in the Metrowest area.

Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Costumed in the Charles Dickens era, members of Ghost Light Players perform carols.

Costumed in the Charles Dickens era, members of Ghost Light Players perform carols.

After getting her face painted, Violet Thomas, 4, checks out the trees.

After getting her face painted, Violet Thomas, 4, checks out the trees.

Davinci Chin, 5, scoops a jar of water beads in the festival's crafts section.

Davinci Chin, 5, scoops a jar of water beads in the festival's crafts section.

Bryce Barnes, 3, places a raffle ticket for a chance to win a tree he likes.

Bryce Barnes, 3, places a raffle ticket for a chance to win a tree he likes.

Meeting Santa are (l to r) A.J. Leandres, 5, his sister, Lexi, 2, with their cousin, Kendall Jordan, 5. Some adult guests noticed a resemblance between Santa and City Councilor Don Landers.

Meeting Santa are (l to r) A.J. Leandres, 5, his sister, Lexi, 2, with their cousin, Kendall Jordan, 5. Some adult guests noticed a resemblance between Santa and City Councilor Don Landers.

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