Second Annual

Christmas Tree Lighting


Sunday, December 6, 5:30 PM

Your family and friends are invited to ring in the Advent and Christmas seasons as we once again light the Bethany Christmas Tree on Sunday evening, Dec 6 on the lawn of Christ Episcopal Church at the blinking light on Rte 63.  First Selectwoman Derry Gorski will be on hand to give words of welcome and the Amity High School Chamber Singers will perform inside the church at 5:30pm.  This year the room will be decorated by cranes made by the people of Bethany (see article below). The program will conclude with a simple prayer for peace, and then we'll gather outside around the Christmas tree to sing "Silent Night."  The tree lights will come on as we sing "We wish you a Merry Christmas.” Everyone will then be invited inside for hot chocolate and cookies in the parish hall.  The church was quite full last year, so please be sure to get there early. 

NEW this year - please take part in a town wide project to fold peace cranes for peace throughout our nation and world. Our cranes will be strung together and hung in the church during the Dec 6 concert in hopes for peace on earth.  Come to a folding session, fold at home, or just stop by the church when you're free to fold.  Details are HERE

Participants are encouraged to bring food for the CT Food bank or a bag of disposable diapers for the New Haven Diaper Bank to put under the tree.