The 21st Annual Festival of Trees is Greater Danbury’s signature holiday event and Ann’s Place’s biggest fundraiser.
Join in the fun as a hotel transforms into a magical winter wonderland filled with a forest of beautifully decorated trees, each representing a story of resilience and triumph over cancer. Lovingly created by local artisans, these extraordinary trees will ignite the holiday spirit in everyone while serving as a symbol of hope, reminding us of the strength and courage displayed by those affected by cancer.
This year’s Festival of Trees includes a wide array of holiday activities for individuals of all ages. Live music and entertainment, raffles, shopping and children’s craft activities will be featured throughout the weekend. Get a jump on holiday shopping and enjoy delicious nibbles and a free drink at Sip, Stroll & Shop on Friday November 17 from 5pm-7pm, featuring live music from iconic Swing, Jazz and Bossa quartet Swingset. Delight in the many wonderful gifts including artisanal and handmade items, that can’t be found anywhere else. There is truly something for everyone! Adults 21+ can also enjoy the all-new Tastings at the Lodge on Saturday, November 18th from 7-10pm. The event features live performances by renowned Country Blues favorite Blueseyland Band. Enjoy wine, spirits and beer tastings; a build-your-own mac & cheese station and much more. All attendees receive full access to the Festival of Trees wonderland, shopping and high-end raffle prizes. “The Festival of Trees is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season while supporting a cause that is close to our hearts,” says Shannon Cobb, Ann’s Place President & CEO. “We invite the community to join us in spreading holiday cheer, celebrating the resilience of those touched by cancer, and making a meaningful impact in the lives of individuals and families facing this disease.”
Live Entertainment & Children’s Activities: Live music, dancing, magic and more for the entire family! Children’s crafts, live characters, face painting and more! Explore our entertainment lineup and Children’s Winter Village.
Ann’s Place provides help and hope to those living with cancer and to their loved ones. Our clinical social workers, facilitators and wellness experts provide a host of services aimed at improving quality of life during and after cancer. Ann’s Place relies on the generosity of donors to be able to continue providing these services free of charge.