Go see the Gallery of Trees

November 26, 2018

There’s a reason it’s called a season.

While other holidays have somewhat annoyingly duplicated the tradition of devoting a series of days and even weeks toward celebration, Christmas if the first and really only one worthy of such attention.

In other words, it’s perfectly fine to catch the Yuletide spirit now, and there’s no better way to start then by paying a visit to the 40th annual Gallery of Trees this weekend or soon thereafter.

Hosted again by the Kankakee County Museum, it opens to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. That schedule will hold for Sunday and all other weekend days through December. It also will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on December weekdays, with the exception of Dec. 24, 25 and 31.

More than 30 Christmas trees, all brilliantly decorated by area nonprofit groups, will be on display. Choose your favorite, cast your vote and await the results once the holidays end. A word of caution: It won’t be an easy pick.

Once inside the museum, you likely will be drawn toward its other quality exhibits, including the just unveiled war exhibit.

But the trees are the main attraction this time of year, and it’s a feature that appeals to everyone from ages 2 to 102. Don’t miss out.

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