Christmas Tree Festival

Our Christmas Tree Festival was a great success, thank you for your support.  

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday and look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Our popular festival originally began in the 1960s in the backyard of Frank Burton, whose daughter attended our day support services. In time the festival grew to become our biggest fundraising event, attracting generations of families who regard buying one of our trees as a Christmas tradition.

Each year, more than 1500 trees are sold by a dedicated team of volunteers who give their time throughout the week and on weekends to help people find that perfect pine. The festival runs throughout December.

OC Connections – 773 Warrigal Rd Oakleigh

Dates & Times
Throughout December
Monday to Friday: 1pm – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 6pm

Our fundraising events rely heavily on the support of our volunteers. To help us run these fun and exciting events, please click here.



OC Connections Fundraising

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on fundraising dollars to supplement our services and pay for specialist equipment not covered by government funding. In the past, fundraising has paid for modified buses that transport participants to community activities; assistance for the financially disadvantaged to buy wheelchairs that help them get around and enhance their independence; computer touch screens to assist with communications.

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