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Christmas Tree Festival will benefit McGivney Center

November 19, 2018

FAIRFIELD — The annual Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival Fundraising Event “A Season to Give & Grow” will take place Friday Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 2 and will support the McGivney Community Center in Bridgeport.

Since 1992, the McGivney Community Center has worked to provide stimulating and enriching programs that foster academic success and self-esteem to young people in Bridgeport.

Additionally, the Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival will be honoring Terry O’Connor, executive director of the McGivney Community Center and the Cardinal Shehan Center on Saturday, Dec. 1 during the Casino Noelle Event for his 26 years of leadership. This even is his last before retirement.

The Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to raise vital funds and awareness benefiting area nonprofits in need. Since its inception in 1981, the festival has raised nearly $4 million, donated to worthy charities.

The Burr Homestead will feature designer decorated rooms, decorated trees and wreaths for sale, a holiday gift boutique, custom created live wreaths, photos with Santa, daily Open House shopping hours, a quilt raffle to benefit the Fairfield Museum & History Center and four fabulous special festival events — Jingle & Mingle from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29; Holiday Hip Hop family fun from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30, followed by the Town Hall Tree Lighting at 7 p.m.; the Casino Noelle and Festival Honoree from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 1 and a Nutcracker “Sweet” Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2, featuring a magical vignette performance of the Nutcracker by the New England Ballet Company.

To purchase tickets and for more information including admission prices, visit www.FairfieldChristmasTreeFestival.org.

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