RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The 2015 Tree Festival at the Lounsbury House in Ridgefield kicks off with a champagne preview party on Thursday, Nov. 19, before opening to the public on Nov. 20.
Westport lifestyle celebrity Mar Jennings will be in attendance, joining Mary Harold, co-president of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, and Theresa Santoro, president and CEO of Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association, to judge the many trees decorated by local merchants and residents in categories such as “best in show,” “most original,” and “best use of color.”
The winter wonderland spectacle continues through Nov. 22. Visit on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and enjoy not only the collection of beautifully decorated trees, but also a unique holiday boutique with gift selections in themes such as “vintage Christmas,” “natural elegance” and “Tally ho!”
Admission to the event is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $3 for children 6 to 16 years old.
The Teddy Bear Tea is back this year on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and again on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Children will hear Christmas stories read by Mrs. Claus, and, share their Christmas wishes and pass her their letters to Santa.
Reservations for this event, sponsored by Landmark Preschool and Elizabella's Bake Shop, are required by calling 203-438-6962.
The $15 includes admission to the Tree Festival. The Champagne Preview Party on Nov. 19 is $50 per person and reservations are required.
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