Holiday Ornament Tree

Holiday Ornament Tree

A Glittering Tradition

In 2008, the first annual Holiday Ornament Tree showcased more than 600 ornaments handmade by our Hot Glass Show staff. The tree was eight feet tall and four feet in diameter at the bottom. The next year, the tree grew to 14 feet tall, with more than 2,000 glass ornaments made by Museum glassmakers.

The Museum's glittering ornament tree has now become a holiday tradition — the perfect background for an annual holiday photo. The tree is joined each holiday season by other wonders in glass, including a holiday meal made entirely of glass, as well as a life-sized glass snowman and his family.

You can’t buy the ornaments on these trees, but you can Make Your Own Glass Ornament, year-round, at The Studio.

Holiday Ornament Tree

This is just the beginning.
This is just the beginning.
Still lots of work to do.
Still lots of work to do.
Suzette Lutchner Making Finishing Touches on the Giant Glass Ornamanet Tree
Suzette Lutchner Making Finishing Touches on the Giant Glass Ornamanet Tree
Handmade ornaments by Museum glassblowers.
Handmade ornaments by Museum glassblowers.
A few baskets of ornaments waiting to be attached.
A few baskets of ornaments waiting to be attached.
Only the top layer is left.
Only the top layer is left.
Over 2,000 handmade glass ornaments.
Over 2,000 handmade glass ornaments.
Nearly finished...
Nearly finished...
Attaching the last ornament!
Attaching the last ornament!
A view from below.
A view from below.
So colorful!
So colorful!
Installing the glass ornament tree.
Installing the glass ornament tree.
Nearing the top.
Nearing the top.
Attaching the last few ornaments.
Attaching the last few ornaments.
Glass ornament tree at the Corning Museum of Glass
Glass ornament tree at the Corning Museum of Glass