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Festival of Trees November 17-19 Benefits Ann's Place

Come kick off the Holidays at the 15th Annual Festival of Trees to benefit Ann’s Place at the Crowne Plaza, Danbury, CT, Ex. 2, I-84, for a weekend of live events from November 17-19. Raising over $2.56 million, since the inception of the Festival, to support area cancer patients, it is the largest fundraiser for Ann’s Place.

Highlights include an opening night party on Friday 6:30-10:30 pm to honor Ridgefield’s First Couple, Rudy and Peggy Marconi, passionate supporters of Ann’s Place, public service superstars and tireless champions for the cause.  Cocktails and dinner-by-the-bite will be served, along with star-studded Broadway performances by Katie Diamond, Daniel Levine, Bryan Perri and Daniela Sikora.  Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Ira Joe Fisher, with a special salute from Ridgefield Playhouse’s Allison Stockel.

Festival days are filled with live entertainment on the hour, over 100 holiday trees, amazing prizes, grand raffle, marketplace, quilts and handmade items for sale, along with sixteen specialty vendors and local craftsmen. Get in the Holiday spirit with us and join the excitement and fun!  Our esteemed tree judges this year will be Maura Newell Juan and Emmanuel R. Juan, Principal Architects, seventy2architects and  Sabrina Marques, Assistant Professor of Art, Western Connecticut State University.

Children can join the Gathering of the Galaxies (Characters party) and be amazed by the intergalactic magician, Tom Pesce, on Sat. at 11:00AM and I:00PM and interactive entertainment on Sat. at 3:00PM and Sun. at 11:00AM and 1:00PM, with reserved seating.  A new Children’s Winter Village features activities including crafts, face painting, tattoos, LEGO building and more from 10 am-4 pm Sat. and Sun.

Play it casual Saturday night, bring your friends and enjoy live music by Future Tense, while meeting the brewers at our Taps & Trees Craft Beer Fest, along with dinner-by-the-bite and dessert from 6:30-10:30 pm.  First 300 guests will receive a souvenir glass!  For more info and tickets: http://www.annsplacefestivaloftrees.org/taps-trees-2017/

Festival Days- Friday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19, 10 am – 4 pm.

Adults $10, Kids (12 & under) & Seniors (65+) $5, kids under 5 free.

For more Festival information and tickets: http://www.annsplacefestivaloftrees.org/

or call (203)790-6568

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