7th Greenwich Holiday Stroll Invites All to Shop, Dine, Save & Be Merry

 

Complimentary Horse Drawn Carriage Rides down Greenwich Avenue

Complimentary horse drawn carriage rides down Greenwich Avenue. Credit: Karen Sheer

Tom Uberuaga, manager of the popular The National Restaurant sampling Fresh Mulled Apple Cider, offered at the restaurant during the Stroll Weekend

Tom Uberuaga, manager of the popular The National Restaurant sampling Fresh Mulled Apple Cider, offered at the restaurant during the Stroll Weekend. Credit: Karen Sheer

A lively holiday spirit has come to life in Greenwich at the magical 7th Annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend.

The fun festivities continue through Sunday from noon to 6:00 pm throughout downtown Greenwich.

Visitors can enjoy a myriad of activities including a Reindeer Festival at McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center which includes an outdoor robust showing of reindeer and photos with Santa inside their glowing holiday shop.

At The National Restaurant, a newcomer to Greenwich Ave, manager Tom Uberuaga, was busy sampling fresh mulled apple cider.

Live Holiday Music Entertainment Tent provided a festive feel

Live Holiday Music Entertainment Tent provided a festive feel

Other events include live nativity, featuring nine animals in Greenwich area churches, two different horse drawn carriage rides, a horse petting station at Wine Wise, a live music Entertainment tent featuring outstanding singing performances and Professional Ice sculpture demonstrations.

The food truck village in the Board of Education parking lot on Greenwich Avenue has five parked trucks serving unique and delicious foods while strolling and shopping.

The perfect Lobster roll served by Lobstercraft in the Food Truck Village

The perfect Lobster roll served by Lobstercraft in the Food Truck Village. Credit: Karen Sheer

Photos with Santa hosted by McArdle's - very popular with families

Photos with Santa hosted by McArdle’s – very popular with families. Credit: Karen Sheer

There is so much to see and do on the Avenue, with 100 Greenwich merchants participating, with many offering promotions, including specials through GreenwichVIP.com, refreshments and in-store attractions.

For more information, visit www.Greenwichreindeerfestival.com

See link for map, also available on mobile devices: http://www.greenwichreindeerfestival.com/map/

Visit Live Reindeer outside at McArdle's

Visit live Reindeer outside at McArdle’s. Credit: Karen Sheer

Professional Ice Sculpture Demonstration by master, Dan Bergin.

Professional Ice Sculpture demonstration by master, Dan Bergin. Credit: Karen Sheer

An audience watches the talents of a Professional Ice Sculpture Artist

An audience watches the talents of a Professional Ice Sculpture Artist. Credit: Karen Sheer


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Food Truck Village on Greenwich Avenue drew strong, hungry crowds

Food Truck Village on Greenwich Avenue drew strong, hungry crowds. Parking was free on Greenwich Avenue, courtesy of Greenwich Town Party. Credit: Karen Sheer

Kids enjoy a treat of Fries from Fryborg at the Food Truck Village

Kids enjoy a treat of Fries from Fryborg at the Food Truck Village. Credit: Karen Sheer

A Reindeer and Santa spotted strolling down Greenwich Avenue

A Reindeer and Santa spotted strolling down Greenwich Avenue. Credit: Karen Sheer

The First United Methodist Church hosted a Live Nativity Scene and featured live animals - a camel, donkey, llama, cow and sheep

The First United Methodist Church hosted a Live Nativity Scene and featured live animals – a camel, donkey, llama, cow and sheep. Credit: Karen Sheer

Free parking for the Holiday Stroll down Greenwich Avenue

Free parking courtesy of the Greenwich Town Party for the Holiday Stroll down Greenwich Avenue. Credit: Karen Sheer

HIGHLIGHTS:

Live Nativity

First United Methodist Church, 59 East Putnam Ave, noon to 4:00 pm, both days

Ice Sculpture Demos

In front of senior center, 299 Greenwich Avenue, noon to 2:30, both days

Live Music

12 groups performing in front of 240 Greenwich Avenue, both days during Stroll hours

Carriage Rides

Greenwich Avenue, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday

Family Art Project

Greenwich Arts Council, 299 Greenwich Avenue, noon to 2:00 pm, Sunday

LIVE REINDEER and photos with Santa

McArdle’s at 48 Arch St, Sat, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Reindeer Feeding daily 9:00 am and 4:00 pm

Letters to Santa Writing Locations:

1.      AT&T, 42 Greenwich Avenue

2.      Coffee Café Roasters, 118 Greenwich Avenue

3.      Splurge Gifts, 39 Lewis Street

4.      Vineyard Vines, 145 Greenwich Avenue

5.      Leggiadro, 160 Greenwich Avenue

6.      Joie, 163 Greenwich Avenue

7.      Smart Kids Toys, 17 East Elm Street

8.      Restoration Hardware Baby & Child, 264 Greenwich Avenue

9.      Ralph Lauren, 265 Greenwich Avenue

10.  Papyrus, 268 Greenwich Avenue

11.  Greenwich Salad Co., 375 Greenwich Avenue

12.  Le Pain Quotidien, 382 Greenwich Avenue

See also: First Light, Beautiful Night in Village of Old Greenwich


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