The 2014 Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival has selected the Center for Family Justice as beneficiary of this year's Burr Homestead event with the theme, "Cherishing Family: The Greatest Gift Of All."

The local holiday tradition will take place Dec. 5 to 7 at the historic mansion, 739 Old Post Road. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7.

The Center for Family Justice, formerly the Center for Women and Families, focuses on eliminating domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse through crisis intervention, education, advocacy and community collaboration. The agency's headquarters is in Bridgeport, but it also has an office in Fairfield and several other area communities.

Christmas Tree Festival visitors will see handmade trees, wreaths and holiday decorations, which adorn the entire house. Each room will be decorated by interior designers and every item will be for sale, according to publicity for the event.

The mansion, decked in greenery, will also have a boutique featuring unique gifts, stocking stuffers and ornaments. On the second floor, children can meet with Santa.

There is a series of special events planned through the festival's duration, and the full schedule can be seen at the festival website, www.FairfieldChristmasTreeFestival.org. Advance tickets are required for these events.

Before the festival opens to the public, a Preview Gala is planned Thursday, Dec. 4. The party, from 7 to 10 p.m., will feature catered fare, an open bar and dancing. Tickets to the gala begin at $150.

General admission to the festival is $5 to $10. For details, visit the website.