Tree Lighting Celebration

Tree Lighting Celebration

Event Details

Adopt-A-Family is thrilled to announce that the 35th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration will be held at the Sailfish Club in Palm Beach on Tuesday, December 3. Tree Lighting has established itself as one of the most successful single-night fundraising events in Palm Beach. All proceeds will benefit Adopt-A-Family’s programs for homeless, low-income, and at-risk Palm Beach County families.

Jen and BrendaBrenda McGarrity and Jen Dudnyk (pictured) have returned as chair and co-chair for the second year in a row, and Adopt-A-Family is grateful for their leadership. The Tree Lighting Committee has worked tirelessly all year on every detail of the event.

Guests will be serenaded by the King’s Academy Choir as they arrive for the cocktail reception and silent auction featuring one of the area’s largest selections of live orchids and curated holiday gifts. A gourmet dinner and exciting live auction will follow.

For me information, please contact Layren Calvo at (561) 253-1361 X1120 or

2018 Tree Lighting Reflections:  

On December 4, 2018, we commemorated our 34th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration event at the Sailfish Club of Florida in Palm Beach. The event was chaired by Brenda McGarrity and co-chaired by Jen Dudnyk, and it raised more than $500,000 to help local families in need. 

The night was filled with holiday cheer and gratitude for those who have supported Adopt-A-Family throughout the year. Our guests were serenaded by the talented King’s Academy choir as they arrived for the evening’s cocktail reception and silent auction. The program included remarks by our CEO, Matt Constantine, and an inspiring testimonial from a past Project GROW student who now works with at-risk youths, inspiring leadership and healing in the next generation. While our guests enjoyed an exquisite gourmet dinner, our auctioneer Neil Saffer conducted an exciting Live Auction that included a handmade Lily Pulitzer inspired Wreath, “Sheriff for the Day” package, VIP passes to the 2019 RBC Heritage Golf Tournament, a dinner for 10 guests at CUCINA Palm beach with a champagne toast followed by a 5-course dinner with specially selected wine pairings, North Carolina getaway, and Paella Parties.  

This event would not be possible without the hard work of our dedicated Tree Lighting committee members, our sponsors, our vendors, and everyone that in one way or another contributed to its success. A big thank you to all our supporters. 

The 35th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration will take place on December 3, 2019. We hope to see you there!