In past years, the Chamber of Commerce has hosted the Winter Carnival in January but much like other events in 2020, it was canceled due to COVID.
The event, which was held the Sunday before the Superbowl, featured winter themed carnival games, animal rides for the kids, magicians, Disney character meet and greets, food trucks, beverage tastings, vendor booths, and an ice carving demo at the gazebo. It is a fun day for the whole family and a great way for residents to explore and experience Wilton Center.
In the absence of the carnival this year, the Wilton Chamber of Commerce will be presenting a promotional event that will spotlight our local businesses. Local establishments will be decorating their storefronts with a “Winter Fest” or “Wilton Warriors” theme of blue and white from Feb. 1st-13th. During this time, whenever a shopper purchases a gift card from participating retailers or restaurants, the Chamber of Commerce is offering a Chamber of Commerce gift certificate worth 20% of the value of the gift certificate purchased!
Here are the guidelines:
- Gift certificate from participating business must be purchased between Feb. 1-13, 2021.
- Wilton Chamber of Commerce bonus gift certificate will be mailed to purchaser.
- Bonus gift certificate will be valid between Feb. 14th - March 31st, 2021.
We hope this bonus gift certificate incentive will create more revenue for our local businesses and encourage shopping and dining during the winter months. Please support the event and our businesses early as the total program match will be capped at $1000.
On Saturday, Feb.13th, ice sculptures will be dotted around the Gazebo and a socially distant meet and greet with our favorite snowman, Olaf as we have done in the past to close out the Winterfest theme. Also on that day, retailers will be participating in a town-wide store front sidewalk sale for the best steals and deals of the season! It is a great way to find the perfect gift for your Valentine’s and help support a local business!