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Let There Be LIghts Greenwich - 2020 Fundraising

Help Brighten Up the Holiday Season & Bring the Lights Back to Greenwich Avenue


The Greenwich Community Projects Fund is excited to bring back the lights for the 2020 Holiday and Winter Season. A vibrant view down Greenwich Avenue gives everyone that warm and cozy holiday cheer. Be a part of something magical this year and let there be lights. The 2020 Lights will be installed from the top of Greenwich Avenue all the way through the bottom at Railroad Avenue and encompass all trees on side street to the avenue.


What is Let There Be Lights?
“Let There Be Lights” is a fundraising project to bring the lights back to Greenwich Avenue. The lights are strung within the trees within the Greenwich Business District. These lights give everyone that warm and cozy holiday cheer.

When do the lights go up?
Weather permitting the lights will start to go up around the middle of October and be lit around Thanksgiving weekend.

Where are the lights?
The lights are strung within the trees of Greenwich Avenue, from top to bottom including most side streets. Bringing the business owners and customers some brightness and joy this Holiday Season.

Who Puts Up The lights?
The lights are put up by certified arborists under the supervision of the Town of Greenwich Tree Warden and Sebass Events.

What happens if the lights on a tree go out in front of my store? 
Please contact Kristin Sachs at to notify us about any issues with trees in front of your store or on the Avenue. We will contact the company that is stringing the lights ASAP. They’ll have a response within 24 – 48 hours on fixing any problems.
When do the lights come down?
The lights are safely brought down after the New Year. All precautions are taken to make sure there is no damage done to the trees when removing the string lights.

Is there a lighting ceremony?

How do I get involved?
Looking to become a partner of the event? Please reach out to Sebastian Dostmann at for more information on partnership opportunities.

How do I donate?
All donations are welcome and tax deductible. You can make a donation directly on the website via credit card. If you’re looking to donate by check please reach out to Kristin Sachs at

Who can I make a check out to?
All checks should be made payable to the Greenwich Community Projects Fund, Inc. Please mail your donation to:
Greenwich Community Projects Fund
ATT: Sebastian Dostmann
15 Strickland Road,
Cos Cob CT 06807

Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes! The Greenwich Community Projects Fund is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. If you donated by check you will receive a letter in the mail for your tax deductible donation. If you donated via the website, please use the automatic response as your tax deductible letter.