Friday, Dec. 3rd marks the return of the Wilton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Holiday Stroll! Together with the Town of Wilton, Wilton Fire Department, Wilton Volunteers Ambulance Corps. (WVAC), Wilton Kiwanis Club and several retailers and businesses in the Town Center, all are invited to join the holiday festivities beginning at 4:30 pm.
Get in the holiday spirit as you warm up by a roaring bonfire and partake in the marshmallow roast and hot cocoa provided by the Wilton Kiwanis Club at Schenck’s Island. Make your way to the Town Green for the menorah lighting ceremony and latkes provided by Good Morning Wilton. Then be enchanted by the strolling carolers and dance performance from Wilton’s Conservatory of Dance.
Families can enjoy crafts and treats provided by our local non-profit organizations that evening at the Town Green and at 5:30 pm we will officially kick off the Christmas season with our tree lighting ceremony.
In addition to the festivities at the Town Green, the Wilton Library will welcome visitors by their front entrance and provide special gift bags with sweet treats, while supplies last. We invite you to purchase an “ornament” from their Giving Tree, buy Hanukkah Gelt for the Children’s Library, and shop for gifts at the Library’s Holiday Book Sale. Also, don’t forget to admire the Bakers & Builders Gingerbread – Police Edition entries and cast your vote for the “Community Favorite” prize.
Finally, gather all the young ones as we keep the tradition going with Santa Claus arriving into town ushered by the Wilton Fire Department’s Ladder Truck 5. Children of all ages will be able to visit Santa at the gazebo where they can share their holiday wishes and receive a special treat from Santa starting at 5:45 pm.
Celebrate the magic of the holidays and join in the festivities with our retailers, restaurants, and local businesses. We encourage the community to stroll through town, visit, shop and enjoy the generous hospitality of these local businesses.
The Chamber would like to give special thanks to the merchants and businesses who host such festive and welcoming receptions at their stores. Community celebrations like these help residents get into the holiday spirit and kick off the season! Please remember to SHOP, DINE and SUPPORT our local businesses!
Please note: The Holiday Stroll is a rain or shine event.