Christmas Tree Festival

Our Christmas Tree festival has been bringing joy to staff, participants and the broader community for more than 60 years while raising much needed funds for the people we support.

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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. 

An update on the 2020 Christmas Tree Fundraiser can be found here.

OC Connections CEO, Therese Desmond talks about the disappointing decision to cancel our Christmas Tree Fundraiser this year and other ways you can support us in 2020. Watch the short video below.