Milford Hospital's Celebration of Trees

The trees can be viewed weekdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Over the past 20 years, the Milford Hospital Celebration of Trees has become a cherished holiday tradition for the people of Milford and surrounding communities. During the 10-day event from Dec. 3 through Dec. 12, more than 3,000 visitors are expected to stroll through the Milford Hospital lobby and balcony areas to view and take a chance on winning one of the themed trees, gift baskets, displays and other items, which will transform the hospital into a holiday wonderland.

In addition to the trees and traditional holiday items, this year’s event will feature a variety of new prizes donated by local business leaders and community organizations, including a Mohegan Sun Getaway, a New York City getaway complete with limousine service, electronics for the home and more.

Highlights of the Celebration of Trees include a variety of activities and entertainment beginning with “kids day” on Saturday, Dec. 3. The day’s events start at noon with  lunch with Santa Claus followed by entertainment with Tony the Balloon Man. Tickets are $5 per child, $7. per adult, reservations are required and space is limited. Call 203-647-6654.

At the Annual Tree of Light Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 9, community members are invited to participate in the tree lighting and memorial ceremony by purchasing a light on the outdoor tree in honor or in memory of a loved one or friend.

All events and activities will take place at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Avenue. The full schedule of holiday festivities is as follows:

                            Saturday, Dec. 3, Kid’s Day

  • Noon -  Lunch with Santa  $5 per child, $7 per adult. Call 203-647-6654 for reservations.

  • 12:30 – 2:30  – Tony the Balloon Man

  • 1 - 3 p.m. – Visits with Santa

Sunday, Dec. 4

  • Noon – Performance by Milford Public Schools

Tuesday, Dec. 6

  • 7 p.m. – Performance by Michael Jovovich accompanied by Dr. Joe Utterback on the piano

                             Friday, Dec. 9

  • 11 a.m. – Performance by the musical group “Matinee”

  • 5:30 p.m. -  Tree of Light Ceremony

Saturday, Dec. 10

  • Noon – Performance by the Musical Ensemble of the Milford Senior Center

Sunday, Dec. 11

  •  1 p.m. - Performance by the Coastal Chordsmen

  • 1-3 p.m. – Visits with Santa

Monday, Dec. 12

  • 4 p.m. - Raffle Drawing