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!

The 2017 recipient of the Nominate Someone Great Contest is The Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival Board. It’s their 35th Anniversary of holding the Tree Festival at Burr Homestead and over the years they have raised over 4 Million for area charities. This year’s Theme is “35 Years of Giving.”

 Congratulations to the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival Board!