PHOTOS: Old Greenwich Lights It Up at First Light

Although Mother Nature didn’t quite cooperate, the annual Old Greenwich First Light carried on through the raindrops.

It’s a night when the OG merchants and community come together to celebrate the holiday season. Every participating store on Sound Beach Ave had their own way of giving back to the neighborhood they serve. Some did it with cookies, others offered up festive beverages, samples of warm soup, candy canes, music and, of course, nuggets and cones from Garden Catering!

Here’s a look at the evening through photos.

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Michael Paoletta from Garden Catering poses with dudes in search of nuggets and cones! Credit: R. Zivic


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Horse Rides!

A ride on a horse-drawn wagon. Credit: R. Zivic

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The Sound Beach Community Band performed inside the OG Firehouse. Did you know they are the longest playing firehouse band in the state, going 60 years strong! Credit: R. Zivic

SB Band drums!

More Sound Beach Fire House Band. Credit: R. Zivic

DAncing Santa

Louisa and Maggie pose with “Dancing Santa” at The Rummage Room. Credit: R. Zivic

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Peter Uhry from the Greenwich Retired Men’s Association volunteers for the Salvation Army’s Red Bucket Brigade. It’s an activity the Association has been partnering with for 20 years. Credit: R. Zivic

Lil Ringer

The Littlest Bell Ringer, 4 yr old Elliot Bentham. Credit: R. Zivic


And of course there were Carolers! Credit: R. Zivic

Snip Dog

At Snip Doggey Dog the Hot Chocolate was flowin’ Credit: R. Zivic

Beach House Soup

The Beach House warmed things up with Butternut Squash Soup…mmmmm! Credit: R. Zivic


Reps from the Greenwich Town Party promoted the GTP Community Heroes program. Who will you nominate as a Greenwich Community Heroe? Heroes will be unveiled at the 2015 Greenwich Town Party. #gtpheroes Credit: R. Zivic

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CM Almy Candy Cane basket

At CM Almy a basket of candy canes with the legend of the peppermint treat accompanied each piece of candy. Credit: R. Zivic

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Bennett Jewelers Keyboards

Jon Hunt performs outside of Bennett Jewelers. Jon was the keyboardist for many seasons, performing in the Empire State Building lobby during the busy holiday season. Now that’s what we call spreading cheer! His favorite holiday song, “White Christmas”. Credit: R. ZivicSanta

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