The Darien Nature Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights, handmade wreaths and trees and holiday cheer on Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 to 9:30 p.m..

The annual Festival of Trees and Wreaths features an 18-foot tree and 125 wreaths and tabletop trees created by area artists. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be available and the Willie Bruno Trio will perform.

Guests will be able to bid on the wreaths and trees throughout the evening until the silent auction ends at 9 p.m.

Tickets to the event may be purchased by calling 203-655-7459 or visiting

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For those who cannot attend the event, there will be a special preview and viewing of the wreaths on Friday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.