Let There Be Lights


The holiday lights have been a longstanding tradition and beautiful display for the community and local businesses within the Greenwich Avenue Business District. Lights strung through the trees along the Avenue have brought joyfull cheer to the season. We thank all those that have become partners and donated to the Let There Be Lights fund and hope you will help us shine some light this Holiday Season.


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 Kristin@SebassEvents.com 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 Sebastian@SebassEvents.com 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 Kristin@SebassEvents.com.

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.

Let there be Lights Partners

Presenting Partner

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

Richard Stacey Loh

Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Malkin

Reichenbaum Properties

Fairstone Properties

Allied Property Group

Kate & Jim Clark

Thank You to our Donors

The Baratta Family

Nitron Group Corporation

The Persico Family

Willcon Holdings, LLC

Willgreen Holdings, LLC

Keleshian Family

Jennifer Danzi

Kathy Wasilko

Carla Saunders

Allison & Steve Wolowitz

Lori Contadino

Kendra Finz

BK & John Bates 

Hillary & John McAtee

Herb & Fitz Washer

Eileen Young

Marguerite Vauclair

Barbara Michels

Wendy Duryea

New England Investment Partners

Adam Friedman 

Kathleen Slocum

Mary Penniman

Garrett Moran

Scott and Icy Franz

Paul Raether

Jane Brash

Patricia Cea

Elizabeth Galindo

Kristan Zimmermann

Janet Glazer

Sheila Kendrick

Frank Cortese

Brid Mortamais

Ashley Cole

Mary Jeffery

Katherine Minchin

Cecilie Jedlicka

Patti DeFelice

Joann Benvenuto

Denise Brennan

Elizabeth and Peter

Robin Edelston

Sally Maloney

Kathy Adams

William Keating

Anne Murdock

Drew Peterson

Nathaniel Barnum  

Frances Fogarty

Joan B Moran

Joyce Jones

Peggy Geimer

Francesca Dunn

Linda Munger

Lori Bantle

Nancy Breckenridge

Rita Fine

Philip Miller

Marion Beale 

Nancy Aborn Duffy

Marcie Braver

Jane Stout

Debbie Hires

Agree Realty Corporation, CVS Pharmacy

Lori Jackson

Susan & Paul Genovese

Beverly Siemon

Funky Monkey Toys

Susan Sterne

James Mullins

Kaye and Hennessey, LLC

Virginia Hughes

Jay and Melissa Gibbons

Nora Ochoa de Ellis

Lauren Rabin

Anne Marcus

Peter Carlson

Anne Castine

Angela Schacht

George & Leonide Prince


Bruce McGuire

Katherine Kolben

Mills Management Inc.

Mills Management Inc.

Margaret Trojak

Athleta Greenwich

Andrea Sinkin

Susan Fleisher

John Townsend

Lynn Jenkins

Paul Pugliese

Heidi Farmer

Christian Science – Reading Room

Greenwich Barre Studio

Rocco Roina

Linda Hodge

Elizabeth Lee

J Scott & Deborah Bohling

Gail J. Wallace

Marie Woodburn

Laura Gordon

Jason Palmer

Vicki Tananbaum

Mona Z. Beerman

Alex and Sally Lynch

Joseph Williamson Painting

A special thank you to Alyssa Keleshian Bonomo and Rick Kral  for all their fundraising help to bring the lights back to Greenwich Avenue.

Thank you all for your generosity and support of Greenwich 2020 Holiday Lights.
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday and new year!