ELLSWORTH: Woodlawn is inviting businesses to join the fun and help them create this year’s magical holiday experience for the community, Christmas at Woodlawn. This annual celebration runs December 1 through 23 and the Black House is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Area businesses had a great time decorating trees for Woodlawn in 2015. It was a unique holiday experience for work teams. They had great fun coming up with unique themes and decorations and setting up their tree on decorating day. According to executive director, Joshua Torrance, “Last year, trees were both traditional and theme-based and our guests really enjoyed the unique creations. Many of the businesses shared that it was so much fun, they wanted to do it again. Other businesses that had not participated, let us know that they would like to join the fun in 2016.”
Business are given great exposure as hundreds of visitors celebrate the holidays with a trip to Woodlawn each year. There is no fee to participate, all that is needed is an artificial tree, decorations and a few Christmas elves to help deliver, set-up and decorate the tree. Set up will be during Woodlawn’s “Deck the Halls” week, November 14 to the 18 and taken down between January 3 and 6. Woodlawn staff will work with businesses to find convenient times within those weeks for setting up and taking down the trees.
To date, the following businesses have signed up to decorate a tree: Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, Dead River Company, The Ellsworth American, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Downeast Horizons, City of Ellsworth, Interiors by Details, McMullen Landscape, Construction & Maintenance and the Ellsworth Garden Club.
For more details and to add your business to the growing list of tree trimmers, call 667-8671. To see some of the 2015 Christmas at Woodlawn trees, visit the photo gallery at www.wooodlawnmuseum.org