Santa Claus The North Pole

All New Location!! The town tradition continues for the 8th year! From November 25th until Christmas Eve, Santa's LIVE Reindeer will be in town. Bring your child for a magical moment they'll remember forever!
Date:
New Location:
Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, CT  (View Map)

Photos with Santa Hours and Train and Carousel Hours

Monday - Friday
12noon - 6pm
Saturday
9am - 6pm
Christmas Eve
9am - 3pm

Shop, Dine, Save and Be Merry as you stroll downtown Greenwich with family and friends to celebrate the 8th annual Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend presented by Whole Foods Market, December 3rd and 4th.
Date:
Time:
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Location:
Downtown Greenwich

2016 Schedule of Events

VISIT LIVE REINDEER and PHOTOS WITH SANTA!

NEW HOME at SAM BRIDGE NURSERY & GREENHOUSES, 437 North Street, Greenwich, CT (just minutes from downtown and uptown Greenwich) Visit LIVE REINDEER! Photos with Santa! Train & Carousel Rides Daily! $5 of every Photo with Santa will be donated to Kids in Crisis during the Greenwich Holiday Stroll Weekend, Dec. 3 and 4.

  • November 25 – December 24
  • Photos with Santa, Train & Carousel Rides Hours:
    • Monday – Friday, 12noon – 6pm
    • Saturday, 9am – 6pm

LIVE NATIVITY

  • Hosted by First United Methodist Church of Greenwich, 59 East Putnam Avenue.
  • Sponsored by TMK Sports & Entertainment.

This dramatic representation of Christ’s birth will feature a camel, donkey, llama, cow, goats and sheep.
Participating Greenwich area churches will be: First United Methodist Church of Greenwich, Greenwich Baptist Church, Second Congregational Church and St. Paul's Church.

  • Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 12 noon – 4 pm
    • 1 pm -1:30 pm - Blessing of the Animals - The community is invited to bring their pets for a special blessing.
    • 1:30 pm – 2 pm - Lessons & Carols - A brief telling of the Nativity Story interspersed with beloved Christmas music.
    • 3 pm – 4 pm - Nativity Photo Booth - Come have your pictures taken as an angel, shepherd or wise person. Be part of the story!

LIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINMMENT TENT

  • Sponsored by SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY, One Pickwick Plaza
  • Tent Decorated by Greenwich Garden Design LLC
  • Entertainment Curator, Barbara Occhino, BarbaraEntertains.com

Featuring LIVE Holiday Music

FOOD TRUCKS IN UPTOWN GREENWICH

Enjoy delicious gourmet food will strolling and shopping in uptown Greenwich (East and West Putnam Avenue)

  • Saturday, December 3, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 4, 12 noon – 5 pm
    • Food Truck, in front of WaterWorks, 23 West Putnam Avenue
    • Taco Pacifico Food Truck, in front of J. McLaughlin, 55 East Putnam
    • Food Truck, in front of Lillian August

THE STANWICH SCHOOL TROLLEY

Members of the Stanwich School faculty, administration, and student body will spend the weekend welcoming visitors aboard the Stanwich School Trolley, where they will read holiday-themed stories, sing holiday songs and enjoy some delicious treats, such as hot chocolate and marshmallows!

C. Parker Gallery, 17 East Putnam Avenue

  • Saturday, December 3, 11 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 4, 12 noon – 5 pm

SIPS & BITES

Featuring 10 to 12 merchants in the uptown Greenwich area (West and East Putnam Avenue near the top of Greenwich Avenue) offering a wide variety of wines and spirits sponsored by Horseneck Wine & Liquors and light bites sponsored by Garelick & Herbs and Whole Foods Market.

HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES

Complimentary rides down Greenwich Avenue to Richards and up Mason Street to Village Square Merchants and back to Greenwich Avenue via Amogerone Crossway. Three (3) loading and unloading areas only.

  • Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 12 noon – 3 pm
    • LOADING and UNLOADING AREA #1
    • Corner of Amogerone Crossway and Greenwich
    • LOADING and UNLOADING AREA #2
    • Corner of Fawcett Place and Greenwich Avenue
    • LOADING and UNLOADING AREA #3
    • Village Square Parking Lot, 115 Mason Street

GREENWICH BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATE GREENWICH TENT

  • Sponsored by Greenwich Baptist Church
  • Tent decorated by Greenwich Garden Design, LLC

Located near Greenwich Pharmacy, 116 Greenwich Avenue

  • Saturday, December 3, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday, December 4, 12 noon – 5 pm

BILLY BLANKS JR., DANCE IT OUT CLASSES to benefit KIDS IN CRISIS

Hosted by Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich, 6 Lewis Street

Don’t miss this opportunity to take a dance fitness class with Billy Blanks Jr. of Shark Tank Fame and as seen on Dr. Oz! Get the Holiday Stroll started right! Energize your day with Billy Blanks Jr. and Dance It Out!

Class limited to 75 people per day.
$20 pp with all proceeds going to Kids in Crisis! (cash or check only)
Pre-Register by calling 203 769-1800.

Waiver Form Billy Blanks Jr.

  • Saturday, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
  • Sunday, 12noon – 1 pm

FOOD TRUCKS AT VILLAGE SQUARE

Hosted by Village Square Merchants, 115 – 123 Mason Street
Enjoy a variety of delicious foods while strolling and shopping at Da Kor, Consign Designs and many more!

  • Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, 12 noon – 5 pm
    • LobsterCraft
    • Tony's Square Donuts
    • Food Truck

LIVE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TENT

  • Sponsored by GREENWICH HOSPITAL, Bank of America, 240 Greenwich Avenue
  • Tent decorated by Greenwich Garden Design, LLC
  • Entertainment Curator, Barbara Occhino, BarbaraEntertains.com

Featuring LIVE Holiday Music

FOOD TRUCK VILLAGE ON GREENWICH AVENUE

Board of Education Parking Lot, 290 Greenwich Avenue
Enjoy a variety of delicious foods while strolling and shopping!

  • Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, 12 noon – 5 pm
    • Chicken Joe’s On The Go
    • Christie Caters Farm to Truck
    • Dough Girls
    • Fryborg
    • LobsterCraft
    • Pappi's Mediterranean
    • Wendy’s Weenies

GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL

299 Greenwich Avenue, Second Floor

On view in the Galleries: NEAR and FAR – Photographs by the Stamford Photography Club; 12 noon – 4 pm, Free Admission

  • Saturday, December 3, 1 pm – 3 pm, Family Art Workshop: Create Your Own Photo-Collage
  • Sunday, December 4, 2 pm, Gallery “the Lens”

SPECIALTY VENDOR TENT AREA:

Greenwich Senior Center Front Lawn, 299 Greenwich Avenue

  • Saturday, December 3, 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday, December 4, 12 noon – 5 pm
    • Whole Foods Market
    • David Lerner Associates
    • Greenwich Kempo
    • Tesla - Buy a $10 Raffle Ticket to benefit Kids in Crisis and Enter to WIN a Tesla Model S for Kids by Radio Flyer
    • Venture Photography

NEW YORK STYLE HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES

  • Sponsored by Greenwich Magazine / Moffly Media

Complimentary horse and carriage rides at the bottom of Greenwich Avenue.

  • Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 12 noon – 3 pm
    • LOADING and UNLOADING AREA
    • Cavalier Galleries, 405 Greenwich Avenue
    • Saturday, December 3, 10 am – 6 pm
    • Sunday, December 4, 12 noon – 5 pm

PROFESSIONAL ICE SCULPTURE DEMONSTRATION

  • Hosted by McArdles Florist, 48 Arch Street

Featuring professional ice carvers from Apple Ice in New York City both Saturday and Sunday. This exciting demo will be double block ice carvings two of the best ice carvers in NYC. Don’t miss these amazing demonstrations!

  • Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4, 12 noon – 2:30 pm

Muskets to Fire at Candlelight Open House Knapp Tavern Museum at Putnam Cottage

Turn back the clock to the American Revolution, and join the fun of a Colonial Holiday celebration at Greenwich’s historic Knapp Tavern (at Putnam Cottage). All are welcome to our Candlelight Open House on Sunday, December 4, from 4 to 7 PM.

Cover your ears when Connecticut’s Fifth Regiment fires a deafening volley of muskets and cannon. Sing along to the tune of the fiddler as he plays a favorite of General George Washington (a patron of Knapp Tavern). Children will love to join the craft-makers in the “new kitchen” (c. 1700's). And, what would the holidays be without hot cider and delicious gingerbread? Docents will be conducting tours throughout the evening.

Knapp Tavern Museum at Putnam Cottage is located at 243 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. Admission is $5 per person which assists in the preservation of the Tavern.

This annual event is sponsored by the Putnam Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

If you would like to learn more about us and the Knapp Tavern Museum, please visit our website www.PutnamHillDAR.org.

Putnam Cottage

Putnam Cottage