WILTON, Conn. – First Selectman Bill Brennan will join Santa Claus as they make their way into the Wilton Center on a red sleigh ushered in by the Wilton Fire Department on Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. to officially kick off the holiday season.
The event sponsored by The Wilton Chamber of Commerce, will feature the annual lighting of the town tree and the holiday stroll through town.
Children will be able to meet Santa who will provide a gift for each child. Meanwhile, The Wilton High School band and the Fairfield County Chorale will fill the room will holiday music.
“This holiday Chamber event is presented for the enjoyment of our community,” said Patrick Russo, chamber president. "It has become such a popular family tradition, where little ones have an opportunity to tell Santa their wishes, and parents can do some early, local shopping. The WHS band joins us each year to provide holiday tunes for the listening enjoyment of strollers.”
The Wilton Chamber will also host a children’s book drive for the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, which serves families in Wilton. Visitors are encouraged to bring a children’s non-fiction book to the gazebo during the stroll.
Local businesses will also join in on the celebration.
“Special thanks to the merchants who host such festive and welcoming receptions at their stores,” said Janeen Leppert, chamber executive director. “Community celebrations like these help residents get into the holiday spirit and kick off the shopping season, if they have not done so already. I encourage Wilton residents to join us at the Holiday Stroll and remember to shop Wilton this holiday season.”
The Holiday Stroll is a rain or shine event. In the event of impending weather, Santa will be at the Wilton Library Association from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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