I have always wanted to bring something like San Jose’s Christmas in the Park to Downtown Fairfield, but I need your help! I’m seeking businesses, schools, clubs, sports teams, and service organizations to each decorate their own artificial tree with ornaments made from recycled items or items of no value and to set it up in our back lot in November. The grand opening will be December 2nd during the City of Fairfield’s official tree lighting and then the forest will be open during our regular hours all December.
Your tree will be a billboard for you, and we will also provide a sign with who decorated each tree. Visitors will vote for their favorite, and we’ll announce 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners after Christmas. You may laminate photos of your staff, make garland by stringing together your business cards, and use things like plastic bottles, tin cans, baby food jars, popsicle sticks, and anything else you can think of for ornaments. A plumber might make ornaments from bits of leftover pipe, a painter could use old paintbrushes, small paint cans, and paint samples, while an electrician could use bits of wire to create ornaments or use old light bulbs. The idea is to be as creative as possible while spending hardly any money. If you can get 20-30 people to each make an ornament it would take just a few minutes.
It is free to participate as you will provide your own tree and decorations, and it will be free to visit. Not only will you help make our Festive Forest a fun place to go in December, you will be helping out your community in lots of other ways. We will be collecting food for the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano Counties, new unwrapped toys for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, and children will be able to mail their letters to Santa. Macy’s will donate $1 for each letter to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
To make a November appointment to set up your tree, please go to https://form.jotform.com/snjrose/ff or email LegendaryLtrs@gmail.com with any questions. ~Elf Stacy (owner of Legendary Letters)
Growing up in San Jose, Elf Stacy always loved going to Christmas in the Park, and she wants to bring a mini version of it to Fairfield. You can see some of the wonderful trees from last year’s Christmas in the Park here.
So far Legendary Letters, Slime World, Pizza Twist, Digital Stitchz, Three Restaurant, Vintique Marketplace, the Downtown Theatre, the Matt Garcia Foundation, the Fairfield Civic Center Library, Michael Electronic Services, CruiseOne, and Rosanna’s have all joined.
There is a free parking lot at the corner of Webster & Kentucky Streets and another off the alley behind it. It may be very hot that day so we don’t recommend costumes. Bring water. Wear comfortable shoes to walk all of downtown as well as a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun. It’s going to be wicked! Until then, don’t let the muggles get you down.
*This is a free event, but space is limited. You may want to arrive before 1pm to make sure supplies don’t run out early. If we get more people than we have supplies for we may ask groups of 2-4 to share one card. If there are 12 stops, each person in a group of 4 would still get to do 3 activities, a group of 3 would get to do 4 each, and a group of 2 would do 6 each. We know Harry Potter fans will want as many people to participate as possible in the fun so thank you in advance!
(Please follow the COVID-19 requirements for each business. Masks may need to be worn inside. Streets will not be closed so be careful crossing the street and use designated crosswalks.)
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