19th Biennial Tree Festival at Lounsbury House

Ridgefield, CT – The most wonderful time of the year is almost here and that means the 19th Biennial Holiday Tree Festival at Lounsbury House! Save-the-date for the bubbly Champagne Preview Party on Thursday, November 14, before opening to all November 15-17. The Festival features a one-of-a-kind Holiday Boutique with a carefully curated selection of unique gifts and décor. Want an advance look at all the glittering goods? Purchase your Champagne Preview Party tickets now for early shopping on all trees and décor. This is the mansion’s largest fundraiser and all proceeds benefit Lounsbury House community programming and historic preservation efforts.

 

The unique Holiday Boutique will run concurrent with the Tree Festival, November 14-17, and sell holiday and home décor, objets d’art, vintage items and a host of other gift options. Also available for purchase will be a variety of beautifully and creatively decorated trees generously donated by local businesses, organizations and private citizens. The trees will elegantly adorn every room of the historic house, transforming it into a magical holiday wonderland.

 

Trees decorated and donated to the Festival will be judged and winners announced during the Champagne Preview Party beginning 6:30pm on Thursday, November 14. Celebrity judges include Daniel C. Levine, Artistic Director and founding member of ACT Theater. Mr. Levine has appeared in numerous Broadway productions and was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical by The League of American Theaters and Producers for his role as Cousin Kevin in The Who’s Tommy. One of the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Broadways’ Linda Eder will also judge. Ms. Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Her collaborations include Oscar-winning composer pianist Marvin Hamlisch, Tony-winner Michael Feinstein and Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra and her concerts have been televised on Bravo and PBS. Ridgefield's favorite artist, Tina Sturges will round out the judges’ panel. Ms. Sturges has served on the board of the Ridgefield Guild of Artists since 2013. Her extensive portfolio of paintings demonstrates her ability to strike balance between realistic, impressionistic and abstract genres.

 

Lounsbury House is located in the heart of downtown Ridgefield, at 316 Main Street. Tree Festival and Holiday Boutique hours are Friday, 10am to 8pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm; and Sunday 11am to 4pm. Tickets to the Festival are $10.00 online for adults / $12 at the door and $5.00 for children (ages 2-12). Admission to the Champagne Preview Party on Thursday, November 14, is $55 per person and doors open at 6:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit LounsburyHouse.org or call 203-438-6962.

 

Lounsbury House, a Ridgefield landmark since 1896, is a place to celebrate life's memorable milestones. Since becoming the town's community center 60 years ago, the House and classic gardens have served as an exceptional venue for meetings, art gatherings, festivals and special events for all seasons. Lounsbury House is a 501(c)(3) organization and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  2. christina@lounsburyhouse.org
Sun, November 17
6:30 pm — 4:00 pm
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Ridgefield, CT – The most wonderful time of the year is almost here and that means the 19th Biennial Holiday Tree Festival at Lounsbury House! Save-the-date for the bubbly Champagne Preview Party on Thursday, November 14, before opening to all November 15-17. The Festival features a one-of-a-kind Holiday Boutique with a carefully curated selection of unique gifts and décor. Want an ...

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