Groton Holiday KICKOFF

Presented by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce with assistance from Groton Parks and Recreation, Groton Public Library, Groton Senior Center, Town of Groton Economic & Community Development, and event sponsor Groton Utilities.


Groton Senior Center | Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Indoor and outdoor festivities include a visit with Santa, caroling, entertainment, food trucks and holiday treats & crafts.

Santa Arrives by Firetruck & Tree Lighting @ 5:00 PM

  • Artificial trees decorated by local businesses, will be on display throughout the Groton Senior Center.
  • You are invited to submit a decorated tree, no higher than 6', which will be judged by the public on the night of the event.
  • The overall winner of the OH TANNENBAUM (best tree!) award will get a FREE booth at the 2019 Fall Festival.
  • Trees must be artificial.
  • Trees can be set up for display beginning on Thursday December 5 or Friday Dec 6.
  • The tree will be on display for the event, and must be picked up by Monday December 9, by 7pm.
  • There is not room for a regular table near the tree, but please display your business with a plaque on the tree, or a small stand nearby, or you may have someone standing at the tree distributing information, coupons, or giveaways.
  • Table top trees are allowed if the table is round and no larger than 3 ft in diameter.
  • Decorate your tree with a business theme or a holiday theme.
  • Electricity is available for lighted trees.

Here are a few of our 2018 Festival of Trees Nominees