Town Offices will be closed for non-essential services on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.
The Town of Fairfield wishes you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 1, 2017
Town Hall   Choirs begin at 5:55 PM and Santa arrives at 7:00 PM.

The occasion that truly kicks off the holiday season in Fairfield is the lighting of the Christmas tree on the Town Hall Green. Gather with your family and countdown as we light the 90-foot tall Norway spruce, the tallest living tree that gets lit at Christmas time in Connecticut. It was one of three trees donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution in December 1918.  

The festivities begin at 5:55 pm with the Fairfield Woods, Roger Ludlowe and Tomlinson Middle School Chamber Choirs singing songs of the season. The Fairfield Warde Choral Group will wow you at 6:20 and The Downtown Theatre Company will cap these amazing performances at 6:45.  Enjoy some hot chocolate and free glow necklaces compliments of the Town Youth Council.  First Selectman, Mike Tetreau will do the countdown to light the tree at 7:00 pm and Santa Claus arrives by Fire Engine soon after!

Parks & Rec., Local 1426 Fairfield Fire Fighters and the Fairfield Fire Rescue sponsor this event. We also thank the Fairfield Public Works Department and the Fairfield Police Department for helping make this event possible. Bring the entire family and join in this festive occasion!

Nominate Someone Great
to Light the Tree and Celebrate!

Do you know someone from Fairfield who deserves recognition? A teacher, a student, a man or woman who’s serving in the Armed Forces, a great mom or dad? Nominate them and we can reward them by giving them the honor to light the tree after the crowd’s countdown at 7:00 pm on December 1st. The First Selectman will introduce this nominee to the crowd along with their accomplishment! Obtain a nomination form and submit by November 27th. Contact Ginna Paules, 203-256-3191 for further information.


The 2016 recipient was the Department of Public Works. The men and women of DPW keep our parks, beaches, roads and public space areas clean and safe fot the entire town.

Every resident is touched in someway by the large and small efforts of these untiring employees. Whether it's responding to nature's emergencies, setting up for our Memorial Day Parade and special events like the Tree Lighting; keeping Town Buildings in working order; or maintaining the beautiful plantings around Town, they are there for us when we need them and we owe them a debt of gratitude. This is a small honor to thank and honor a great group of Town employees!

Congratulations DPW!