From Thanksgiving to Mid January the trees in Downtown New Canaan are illuminated with a beautiful array of lights. Over 50 Trees are decorated with over 400 strands of lights. It takes over 150 Man Hours to prep and maintain the lights and additional funds to replace the bulbs every year. We need the support from the residents of New Canaan to make sure the downtown Holiday Lights reflect the warmth of the holiday season.
Contrary to popular belief, the town does not fund this endeavor. While they do absorb the electricity portion, the hardware and manpower alone totals $21,000+, which in past years,came from merchants and private donors. “People assume that the town has some secret stash for events such as these,” says New Canaan Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tucker Murphy, “and often it goes unspoken, but residents should know that it doesn’t work like that.”
The Chamber has established the New Canaan Chamber Charitable Foundation so that all donations, big or small, are fully tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.
Checks can be made out to:
The New Canaan Chamber Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The New Canaan Chamber Charitable Foundation, Inc. is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the foundation. are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
New Canaan Chamber
91 Elm Street, New Canaan CT 06840