The Friends of the Roxbury Senior Center will host its fourth annual Festival of Holiday Trees Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Luminaries will be lighted along the road from the town Green to the senior center and barn on South Street so residents may find their way to the senior center following the lighting of the town Christmas tree at 6:30 p.m.

Festivities will include a silent auction of more than 60 miniature decorated trees, wreaths and mantle decorations; a gift boutique featuring the sale of holiday gift baskets, bows, wrappings and decorations; refreshments such as wine, punch and holiday canapes; the sale of raffle tickets for goods, services and meals at regional restaurants; a "Winter Wonderland" featuring the sale of home baked holiday sweets. In addition, a silent auction of miniature trees decorated by Roxbury school children and staff will be held in the senior center.

Groups of young people from Booth Free School and Shepaug Valley Middle School in Washington will sing music.

A new feature this year will be a "Buy it Now" event at 5:30 p.m., where early birds can purchase their silent auction item for a pre-fixed top price before the start of the silent auction.

The annual event has become an important fund-raiser for the Roxbury Senior Center to augment funds needed for the many programs provided by the center, according to event co-chairmen Jan Steers and Marilyn Kayner.

For more information about the festival, call Ms. Spears at 860-355-1893 or Ms. Kayner at 860-354-9604.