The Ladies Philoptochos Society is hosting the 11th Annual Holiday Festival of Trees on November 16 & 17, 2024.

This 2-day celebration features holiday treats, music, mouthwatering Greek cuisine, and a raffle of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, urns, and gifts.

Get a jump on your shopping at our Holiday Marketplace, which includes new and many returning vendors. Held in the Grand Ballroom of Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church at 480 Racebrook Road in Orange, CT.  The Holiday Fantasy of Trees event offers something for the entire family.  There is no admission charge and free on-site parking is available.  We do ask that attendees bring a non-perishable food item, that will be given to the Connecticut Food Share, to help feed our hungry neighbors in Connecticut.

HOLIDAY FANTASY OF TREES includes:

  • Holiday Raffle – beautifully decorated trees, urns, wreaths, gifts, and services sponsored/donated by area businesses  (Need not be present to win)
  • Greek Cuisine – Spanakopita (spinach cheese pie), Pastitsio (layers of ground beef, macaroni, and a soufflé topping), Moussaka (layered eggplant baked with seasoned ground beef, topped with a béchamel sauce), Avgolemeno (egg-lemon chicken) Soup, Keftedes (Greek meatballs), Chicken Souvlaki, and Greek Salad
  • Sweet Shoppe – Greek pastries and holiday treats featuring Baklava (filo, nuts, and butter topped with syrup), Kourabiedes (shortbread dusted with powdered sugar), Finikia (light, syrup-dunked walnut cookie), Koulourakia (braided cookie topped with sesame seeds), Ryzogalo (creamy rice pudding), and more
  • Holiday Marketplace – Area Vendors present great gifts for the holidays!
  • Dance and Musical Performances – Suzuki School of Music (Sat/Sun)
  • Santa’s Workshop –Take Photos with Santa 
  • Food Drive – Drop-off site for Connecticut Food Share food collection
  • Free Admission and Free Parking

The Philoptochos Fantasy of Trees is sponsored by The Milford Bank, Porch & Patio, ABCO The Paperman, Stappa Vineyard, Nicholson Associates Insurance) and Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church.

Below are pictures of some of the decorated trees and wreaths from previous years.

Upcoming Events: 

GOYA Fall Retreat

GOYA Ski Trip

Dinner Dance

ΙΧΘΥΣ Reading Group

Adult Bible Study

9-11 Service of Remembrance

Community Christmas Card

Leaf of Remembrance

Christmas Liturgical Schedule

Saturday of Souls

Liturgy at UCONN


Registration Forms 

Sunday School

Greek Language School

Youth Choir Sign-Up

Basketball

Volleyball

Odyssey Dancers

GOYA Fall Retreat


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