Gunn Memorial’s annual Festival of Trees cocktail party takes place in the historic Wykeham Room on the first Friday in December from 5 to 7 pm. The event featured creatively-decorated holiday trees, wreaths, and stockings available for purchase. Guests peruse the festive hall while sampling wine and hors d’oeuvres provided by local restaurants. The Library’s tree is always decked with Treasure Pouches, each containing a slip of paper bestowing a mystery gift. Attendees purchase a pouch and claim an item or service that had been donated by a local business including gift baskets, theater tickets, edibles, gift certificates and more.