First Light, Beautiful Night in Village of Old Greenwich

Healthy crowd gathered for First Light in Old Greenwich on Dec. 5, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Healthy crowd gathered for First Light in Old Greenwich on Dec. 5, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Saturday was seasonable mild, and crowds gathered for the First Light festival in Old Greenwich. Horse drawn carriages traversed Sound Beach Ave from Arcadia to the roundabout by Old Greenwich School, and the smell of freshly popped popcorn, chicken nuggets and chocolate punctuated the air.

There seemed to be far more singing groups and rock bands this year, and merchants took it up a notch in terms of both their creativity and generosity.

At Garden Catering! Sinatra was channeled as fans of the famous nuggets and cones line up for a sampling.

At Images, the JD Southard Band had grown-ups’ feet tapping and children dancing, while guests noshed and mingled among the works of art.

The party inside Images during First Light on Dec. 5, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The party inside Images during First Light on Dec. 5, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The JD Southard Band performed inside Images during First Light on Dec. 5, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The JD Southard Band performed inside Images during First Light on Dec. 5, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Up at the Rummage Room, a dancing Santa entertained children of all ages.

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Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 9.00.20 PM Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 9.00.30 PMAt Darlene’s Heavenly Desires, owner Isabel Ballesteros greeted guests as the scent of sugar lingered in the doorway and samples of frozen yogurt flew off the counter.

Rob and Robert at Old Greenwich Fine Wines and Cheese

Rob and Robert at Old Greenwich Fine Wines and Cheese at their “Candy Shoppe” which makes the ideal grown-up stocking stuffer, Dec. 5, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

At Old Greenwich Fine Wines & Cheese guests lined up for a sip and a nip. In fact, Rob and Robert have set up a “candy shop” for customers to pull together assortments of mini bottles for the ultimate stocking stuffer.

See also:

Small Businesses Make the Village of Old Greenwich Extra Special: OG Fine Wines & Cheese


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  • J.D. Southaard

    THANK YOU for the wonderful coverage of the J.D. Southard Band.
    We so enjoyed having you with us.
    What a very, very fun night!
    XO
    JD