Ring in the Yuletide with Adkins Arboretum's 'Tis the Season Holiday Celebration


A unique Eastern Shore holiday tradition returns this year to Adkins Arboretum. Enjoy the magic of caroling along candle-lit woodland paths when the Arboretum hosts ’Tis the Season, a special evening of music, food, fellowship and holiday cheer, on Sat., Dec. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Participants of all ages are invited to sing carols while strolling along luminaria-lined woodland paths, sip cider by a roaring bonfire, and uncover the mysteries of the winter sky with help from Delmarva Stargazers. Horse-drawn wagon rides beneath the stars will add an Eastern Shore touch to these traditional holiday festivities.

Guests will continue the magical and memorable evening in the Arboretum Visitor’s Center with handbell, guitar and vocal performances while enjoying wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

’Tis the Season caps off A Celebration of Winter, an entire day of cheer at the Arboretum. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 3, the Arboretum’s annual Holiday Wreath Sale will offer unique decorated wreaths, decorated boxwood trees, and a variety of fresh-cut greens to deck the halls for a beautiful holiday.

Programs for all ages—including workshops on creating swags, natural holiday decorations, and decorating a tree for wildlife—will take place throughout the day. All proceeds from the day’s events support the Arboretum’s creative and inspiring nature programs offered year-round for all ages.

To reserve tickets for ’Tis the Season, to register for daytime programs, or for more information on program times and fees, click here, or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.