Getting in to the Holiday Spirit | Newtown Moms

Are you ready to get in the holiday spirit?!?! I’m guessing the answer is yes, if you’re reading this post. I’ve put together a list of holiday-themed events in our area. There’s a lot going on over the next six weeks and tons of opportunities to snap a picture with the jolly man in red.


Get your Santa on…

  • At the Danbury Fair Mall. Santa arrived at the mall last Saturday on 11/10. Not to worry if you missed it—Danbury Fair Mall is hosting several events besides your standard photo op with Santa. Click here for all the information.
  • At the Danbury Railway MuseumVisit the Museum and ride a vintage train to Santa’s Toyland. This unique event happens on select dates in December and cost is $12 per person for ages 2+. More info can be found here.
  • At a Breakfast with Santa like the ones at Stew Leonards, Edmond Town Hall, Tot Town, or Newtown Middle School.
  • BD Provisions, Newtown’s new bulk dry goods store is hosting visits with Santa on Saturday 12/1 and Saturday 12/8 from 9AM to 1PM. On 12/8, the store will also host a Sensitive Santa from 8:30 – 9AM.

Let’s get those trees decorated…

  • New Milford – Village Green on 11/24 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM. Sponsored by the Greater New  Milford Chamber of Commerce.
  • Consider adopting a lamp post in Sandy Hook Village and plan to decorate it on 11/25 at 10AM. And then don’t forget about the Tree Lighting in Sandy Hook on 12/1.
  • New Fairfield’s Annual Holiday Light Parade kicks off on 11/25 at 12:30PM with the Town Tree lighting at 5:30PM.
  • Stew Leonard’s 24 Annual Tree Lighting takes place on 11/28 -from 4:00 – 6:30PM. Join Santa and enjoy complimentary face painting, cookies, and hot cocoa.
  • On Friday 11/30, Newtown Chamber of Commerce, Newtown Parks & Rec, and the Borough of Newtown are sponsoring the 34th Annual Tree Lighting in Ram’s Pasture. Details are here.
  • A Tree Lighting and Caroling will take place in the Brookfield Town Center on 12/1 from 5PM – 6PM.
  • On 12/1, “Light the Lights” is taking place at the Danbury Library Plaza. Event includes a firetruck parade, carolers, Santa & more!
  • The Brookfield Town Hall Annual Tree Lighting is taking place on 12/8 at 5PM. This event is sponsored by the Brookfield Girl Scouts and includes caroling, refreshments, and Santa.

Let’s give back during the holidays…

Let’s get in the holiday spirit with these holiday classics…

  • Edmond Town Hall in Newtown will have a showing of ELF on Saturday 12/1 at 1PM. Details are here.
  • Bank Street Theater in New Milford will be showing The Polar Express on Saturday 12/1. Details here.

Let’s get outside & fun…

Let’s consider shopping local for gifts…

  • On Small Business Saturday 11/24. 
  • And don’t forget to subscribe to @Newtownmoms monthly newsletter, as we’ll be publishing a Holiday Gift Guide in December which will include local businesses to help you with those gifts. 

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