Winter Wonderland Mkt & Beer Garden Return to Mill River Park

STAMFORD, Conn. – Half Full Brewery and Mill River Park Collaborative have announced the return of the Winter Wonderland Market & Beer Garden to Stamford, Conn.’s Mill River Park.  The Winter Wonderland is intended to celebrate and unite local residents and professionals through a diverse and expanded slate of programming, which will run from Friday, Dec. 6 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

An anchor of the Winter Wonderland activation is a pop-up Winter Beer Garden, which Mill River tapped Half Full Brewery to operate.  The festive “après-skate” inspired garden will feature an enclosed bar serving Half Full beer, cider and wine and will be housed in a 6,000 square foot tent alongside the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Skating Center in Mill River Park.  In addition to the Winter Beer Garden, the tent will include a new kid zone with special visits from Santa, a holiday market and a lounge space.

“We were thrilled with how we were able to help Mill River activate the park last year.  Building on this success, this year we wanted to raise the bar by making the tent and our programming an even bigger and better environment for the entire family and community to enjoy this holiday season," said Conor Horrigan, Founder & Chief Hoptimist at Half Full Brewery. “We are grateful for the opportunity to bring the Stamford community together through unique beers, experiences and places.”

The Winter Wonderland will be open Fridays from 4 to 10 p.m. ET, Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET, and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET. 

Below is a list of currently scheduled events* that will take place in the pop-up space:

Friday, Dec. 6th

GRAND OPENING: Half Full Brewery’s Winter Beer Garden

Saturday, Dec. 7th

Holiday Movie Marathon including classics like Elf, Home Alone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Saturday, Dec. 14th

Silent Disco Party. It’s your own personal dance party in headphones with a couple hundred of your friends!

Saturday, Dec. 21th

Ice Bar. Master sculptors will build a bar and tables carved out of ice for you to “chill” at. Don’t forget to take a selfie with our ice carved Santa.

*Events are subject to change





In addition to the beer garden and events, the Holiday Market will include Fairfield County’s own The Two Oh Three, Connecticut's local lifestyle brand, who will feature a customized 203 branded ski chalet.

For more about the Winter Wonderland Market & Beer Garden and The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Skating Center please visit halffullbrewery.com or millriverpark.org . This project made possible by the support of CTNext.



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