The Town of Wilton will officially kick off the holiday season tomorrow, Friday, December 2nd in Wilton Center!
Together with the Town of Wilton, Wilton Fire Department, Wilton Volunteers Ambulance Corps., Wilton Kiwanis Club and several retailers and businesses in the Town Center, all are invited to join the festivities beginning at 5:00 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 to 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 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 and Schenck’s Island, the Wilton Library staff will welcome visitors from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. outside their front entrance. They will be handing out special gift bags with sweet treats, while supplies last. They invite all visitors to shop for gifts and stocking stuffers at their wonderful Holiday Book Sale in the gallery. All proceeds benefit the library.
For the highlight of the evening, gather all the young ones as we keep the tradition going with Santa Claus arriving at the Town Green 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.
Finally, before you head home, make your way to the Wilton Congregational Church (70 Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT) as Music on the Hill presents its annual holiday concert, “Sounds of the Season,” at 7:30 p.m. The concert features the Jubilate Ringers, an 18-member handbell ensemble, and the 30-voice Festival Chorus, made up of singers from throughout the region. The concert will include selections for Christmas and Hanukkah, as well as lullabies and winter songs.
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 that evening!
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.