Thu, Dec 08|
Southport Village Holiday Weekend
Southport Nonprofit Roundtable announces the kickoff to the Holiday Season with its annual Southport Village Holiday Weekend, beginning Thursday 12/08 and running all weekend through Sunday 12/11
Time & Location
Dec 08, 2022, 5:00 PM – Dec 13, 2022, 11:00 AM
Fairfield, Southport, Fairfield, CT 06890, USA
About the Event
Starting on Thursday, December 8th, Santa Comes to Southport with the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, stopping at Spic & Span Market, where Southport Congregational Church leads the crowd in spirited caroling at this beloved holiday tradition. Immediately following, kids can visit with Santa across the street at The Russell Agency.
On Friday, December 9th, Pequot Library hosts its annual Caroling Party, offering its popular horse-drawn carriage rides through the Village, followed by holiday craft-making, caroling on the Library’s Great Lawn, and a new holiday market.
At the Saturday December 10th Shop & Stroll, the Village merchants’ stores will be filled with holiday collections of clothing, accessories, art, décor, jewelry, antiques, food, dining and more. Adding to the festivities will be music provided by Wakeman Boys & Girls Club.
On Sunday, December 11th, Trinity Church brings back its community-wide Carol Light event, welcoming friends, family and neighbors to sing around the bonfire on the front lawn among the hundreds of luminaries.
And all weekend, the Southport Fire Dept., The Southport School and Congregational Church will hold a Holiday Toy Drive benefiting the CT Institute for Refugees & Immigrants. Donations of new, unwrapped toys for children ages infant through high school can be dropped off at the Southport Firehouse on Main Street.
NEW THIS YEAR on THURSDAY NIGHT:
Southport Congregational hosts their Blue Christmas & Tree of Life service on 12/08 at 6:30pm. This simple worship service of readings, songs and reflection includes a ceremonial Tree Of Light service with the reading of the names of loved ones who have died, and holds them up in God’s love and light.
NEW THIS YEAR on FRIDAY NIGHT:
Wakeman Boys & Girls Club is hosting two events, open to members and non-members with a small fee:
Letters to Santa
Grades: K-2 Fee: $25 Members / $35 Non-members Friday, December 9, 5:45-8:00pm*
Description: Join us for an evening full of holiday cheer as Torch Club hosts this annual favorite. Write a letter to Santa, enjoy a holiday craft project, movie, pizza, cookies and milk! Proceeds support Torch Club’s gift drive for families in need. *3rd-5th grade siblings may be interested in Magic of Science Program on the same night!
Magic of Science
Grades: 3-5 Fee: $12 Members / $22 Non-members Friday, December 9, 6:30-8:00pm
Description: Explore science through a variety of experiments, creations and “magic” tricks that can only be explained by, well, science! This is a hands-on class of trial and error, mix and match and must see to believe activities. Note: Club is open before and after class on December 9 for those with siblings in Letters to Santa.
Southport Village Holiday Weekend Schedule: December 8-11
- Santa Comes to Southport on his Firetruck at Spic & Span at 5:00pm; visit with Santa at The Russell Agency immediately following
- Blue Christmas & Tree of Life service at Congregational Church at 6:30pm
· Pequot Library Caroling Party 5:00-7:00pm
· Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Letters to Santa 5:45-8:00pm $25 Members / $35 Non-members
· Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Magic of Science 6:30-8:00pm $12 Members / $22 Non-members
· Shop & Stroll with music provided by Wakeman Boys & Girls Club
· Carol Light at Trinity Church at 5:00pm
Holiday Toy Drive benefiting the CT Institute for Refugees & Immigrants. Donations can be dropped off at the Southport Firehouse on Main Street
Town Trees Lighting sponsored by:
Celie Campbell | Compass Real Estate
Pam Toner | Engel Team at Douglas Elliman
Village Wreaths sponsored by the Southport Nonprofit Roundtable:
Fairfield Women’s Exchange | Pequot Library | Sasquanaug Association
Southport Congregational Church | Southport Conservancy | Southport Fire Department
The Southport School | Trinity Episcopal Church | Wakeman Boys & Girls Club