West Hartford Festival of Trees


Join us for the seventh Annual West Hartford Festival of Trees, Dec. 1, 2022!


Just in time to help make this holiday season festive and joyful, First Church is thrilled to announce the seventh Festival of Trees will be live again this year as part of West Hartford’s annual Holiday Stroll on December 1, 2022.

This annual family event has attracted upwards of 4,000 visitors; we plan to add extra holiday spirit!



Anyone Can Donate a Decorated Tree and/or donate a Gift Card

We’re asking businesses, organizations, individuals, and families to donate decorated artificial trees to be displayed at our Festival of Trees in our spacious and accessible Auditorium before being raffled off for the benefit of community organizations. Your decorating theme can reflect your personal or business interests; your only costs will be for your tree and its lights and decorations. For tax purposes, you will receive a donation receipt indicating that First Church is a registered 501(c)3.


Many businesses’ donated gift cards towards the “Gift Card Tree”. If you’d like to donate towards this, please email us and we’ll come pick it up!




Our Festival of Trees Offers Many Benefits

Prominent signs and a program will identify all tree donors. Individuals and families can celebrate the season or highlight a cause by decorating trees to donate; businesses and organizations can enhance their visibility; and winning bidders can get beautiful, decorated trees for their homes or businesses. Most importantly, everyone can celebrate that all proceeds will be donated through First Church’s outreach program to Gifts of Love, Interval House, Loaves and Fishes, Foodshare, Habitat for Humanity, Covenant to Care for Children, Freshplace, My Sister’s Place, The Bridge Family Center, and South Park Inn.




The Simple Details

Registration will open on Sept. 28 – Please come back to find online form here!

or if you received forms: mail to First Church of Christ Congregational, 12 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06107, Attn: Ginny Vocelli.

Reserve your tree’s space by November 11th.

We will be excepting tree deliveries to First Church auditorium on November 27th. You will have time to set up your tree and decorate it in our space between 12 and 3. For special arrangements please contact Ginny.

For information, please contact Ginny Vocelli at gvocelli@comcast.net or 860-205-1794 and view event flyer here




Thank you for supporting the West Hartford Festival of Trees!

Ginny Vocelli                                                     Rev. Jane Willan

Festival Organizer                                          Senior Pastor