Our popular festival originated in the 1960s in the backyard of Frank Burton, whose daughter attended our day support services. Over time the festival has grown and is today our biggest fundraiser, 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 month of December, to help people find that perfect tree.
How you can support OC Connections this Christmas
- Purchase an OCC Christmas tree
Pre-order your tree here to pick up from OC Connections during the month of December www.occonnections.org/products/shop or visit OC Connections Christmas Shop and choose your favourite tree from a range of sizes.
Shop dates: 30 November to 22 December.
Monday - Friday, 1pm to 6pm
Saturday - Sunday, 8am to 6pm
Proceeds from the sale of trees and decorations go towards OC Connections participants supporting individuals to achieve their goals. Read more about the OC Achieve Fund.
- Volunteer at OCC this Christmas
Our fundraising events rely heavily on the support of our volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are available between 30 November and 22 December.
There is a range of roles to choose from including assisting with tree sales, transporting, bailing and selecting trees for members of the community.
We hope you can support OC Connections this Christmas. With your help, we can make a difference.