“Instead of selling the trees, we are selling ornaments as a package instead,” she said.
Each tree will be decorated with a theme, and Watson said a picture will be included to capture the design.
This allows the person to re-create the décor at home, she said.
Jerry Bradley, owner of Saratoga Notecards in Saratoga Springs, said the tree he created for the festival will be covered with little art easel ornaments decorated with pictures of Round Lake Village.
Watson is decorating two trees for the festival – an Adirondack-themed tree and a tree she calls “Birds of a Feather.”
“It allows me to be creative and give back to the community,” Watson said. “It’s a feel-good feeling.”
In addition to the tree display, the Village of Round Lake will host a “cookie walk,” where cookies will be available for sale by the pound, and on Friday night, Santa will arrive and the village’s Victorian tree will be lit.
Round Lake Festival of Trees
Round Lake Municipal Building,
49 Burlington Ave., Round Lake
Friday, Nov. 30, 5 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, noon to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 1 to p.m.
Saratoga Springs Festival of Trees
Saratoga Springs City Center,
522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs
Friday, Nov. 30, 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: $8 Adults/$3 Children over 10
Children 10 and under are free
Schenectady County Historical Society and the YWCA Northeastern NY Festival of Trees
Schenectady County Historical Society Headquarters,
32 Washington Ave., Schenectady
YWCA’s main campus, 44 Washington Ave., Schenectady
Friday, Nov. 23 to Dec. 9.
Monday through Friday, noon to 8 p.m.
and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: $5 Adults/$2 Children/Children under 5 are free
Schuylerville Community Theater’s Festival of Trees
Saratoga Town Hall, 12 Spring St., Schuylerville
Friday, Nov. 30, 6 p.m. (Memorial Tree Lighting)
Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Free and open to the public.