Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend
As the Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend celebrates its 10th year, the event will expand this season to include Greenwich, Byram, Cos Cob and Riverside merchants. Providing holiday shopping and dining experiences for the entire family, the event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Another new element this year is a focus on giving back. Over 30 stores and restaurants will showcase a Greenwich-based non-profit organization to bring awareness to a special cause. The merchants will display materials and donation boxes and offer raffles and other ways for the community to support these organizations. Organizations represented include At Home in Greenwich, Putnam Cottage, Meals on Wheels, Breast Cancer Alliance, Greenwich Hospital, Think Greenwich and more. For a complete listing of non-profit organizations and merchants, please visit greenwichreindeerfestival.com/greenwich-holiday-stroll
This year’s Stroll will feature a Live Nativity, horse drawn carriage rides, professional ice sculpture demos, music and entertainment, children’s activities, a food truck village, live reindeer and photos with Santa, plus more than 140 Greenwich merchants and restaurants offering special promotions, refreshments and in-store attractions.
Everyone is welcome at the Holiday Stroll Kick-Off Party to benefit Kids In Crisis, hosted by Vineyard Vines, Thursday, Nov. 29, 6 to 8 p.m., at 145 Greenwich Ave.
First Selectman Peter J. Tesei has issued a proclamation declaring Dec. 1 and 2, 2018 as Holiday Stroll Days to encourage the community to enjoy the festivities and support local merchants this season. “For ten years, this event has offered a terrific way to jump start the holiday season for the community while showcasing our wonderful stores and restaurants for shopping and dining,” Tesei said. “I encourage the greater Greenwich community to support our businesses by shopping local.”
Saturday’s free parking is sponsored by Barbara Zaccagnini Real Estate and Greenwich Magazine/Moffly Media. Parking is free on Sundays.