Methuen Festival of Trees attracts radio personalities

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The Festival of Trees announces the debut of the Taste of the Festival on premier night, Friday, November 20.

Two of Boston’s biggest media personalities, Matt Siegel of Kiss 108’s “Matty in the Morning” show and Billy Costa of NECN’s TV Diner, will be the evening’s Masters of Ceremony.

The kickoff event will feature specialty foods from more than 20 local restaurants, live music and the unveiling more than 200 spectacular Christmas trees.

“We are thrilled to have such incredible talents as Matt Siegel and Billy Costa to open the Festival as well as the generosity of the local restaurants who are participating,” said Ann Guastaferro, President of the Festival of Trees. “This year is sure to the most exciting premier night to date.”

In addition to the Taste of The Festival, some of the 2009 Festival highlights will include: Magic Shows with BJ Hickman; Romper Rhythm Puppets; Mad Science Show; Elfant Production Balloon Twister; Breakfast with Santa; Visits from Santa; Red Hatter’s Weekend; Tree Awards; Tree Raffle; and Preservation Grant Award.

This magical family event draws over 25,000 visitors and celebrates the spirit of the holiday season with the sole purpose to provide funding to preserve not only Methuen’s heritage and monuments, but also the historical monuments in surrounding cities and towns that are so important to these communities.

Premier night is Friday, November 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 978-685-8878. The Festival of Trees officially opens November 21 and runs through December 5, 2009. Open weekdays from 5 to 9 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving. General Admission is $8 and children under 12 are free. The Festival is located at Valley Office Park at 13 Branch St., Methuen. For more information, visit the Website at

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