Where does the time go?? It seems like just yesterday it was Summer and we were basking in the warmth of the long days, and Thanksgiving and Christmas seemed a long way off. Now here it is November, Thanksgiving is behind us, and Christmas is so close you can taste it. In fact, it’s 25 shopping days close, if that brings it into closer focus for ya! But it’s also time once again for Wallingford Center, Inc.’s 7th Annual Holiday Stroll through the streets of downtown Wallingford on Friday, December 4th from 4PM to 9PM.
As part of this festive occasion, Wallingford Center, Inc. will also sponsor the “Stroll, Shop, Win” event, a fantastic raffle with prizes of gift cards from many of the participating stores. First prize is $1,000, second place is $600, and third place is $400. How do you enter, you ask? Simple. Just stop into each of the participating merchants while you stroll and fill out a ballot. The more you stroll, the more places you visit, the more chances you have to win. Easy, right?
And if that wasn’t enough, many of the participating merchants will be offering in-store specials during the event and there will once again be activities at the gazebo in Johanna Fishbein Park, including a bonfire from 6pm – 9pm, carols sung by the Wallingford Chorus and Wallingford Community Theater, roasted chestnuts, and music provide by a DJ. Also, there will be ice carvers and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Mr. D’s from 5pm to 8pm.
In addition, 10 more businesses and non-profits will will have booths set up in the HUBCAP office at 128 Center Street so people can go in and get to know them better.
Last but not least, we will be holding an art open house for the artist we are currently featuring in our office, Ray Ross, from 4pm to 7pm that night as well. We’ll have some hors d’oeuvres and also a wine tasting provided by Arnie Schloemann of Wine Shop at Home, so be sure to stop in and see Ray’s work and have some refreshments!
And we are also a drop-off point for Holiday For Giving, so if you have a new, unwrapped toy you’d like to donate to a needy child, feel free to bring it in and drop it in our collection box!
For a list of holiday stroll participating merchants, CLICK HERE. For more info, contact WCI at (203) 284-1807 or Wallingford Parks & Rec at (203) 294-2120.
This holiday event is sure to bring out a huge turn-out, so pack up the family and come on down to enjoy the festivities, and support your local merchants. See you there!
(Disclaimer: all events listed are accurate at press time; however, some events may be changed or canceled due to inclement weather or other reasons, so check back often for updates.)