First Light returns Saturday in Old Greenwich

Last year's appearance from Santa was a highlight, and he expected again this year at First Light— John Ferris Robben photo

Last year’s appearance from Santa was a highlight, and he expected again this year at First Light— John Ferris Robben photo

It’s time to celebrate the holidays in Old Greenwich with the return on Saturday night of the annual First Light Festival.

The Old Greenwich Merchants Association will hold the festival on Saturday Dec. 6 on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich from 6 to 9 p.m. and there will be a whole host of seasonal activities for the entire family. The event has been growing each year and there will be horse drawn carriage rides, carolers, in store magic shows, face paintings, food and more.

And like in past years, Sound Beach Avenue will be transformed into the perfect street for an outdoor festival as the Greenwich Police Department will close a portion of it to vehicle traffic to allow for pedestrians to roam freely around the businesses and the fire house to enjoy all the fun.

This year at First Light, the Greenwich Town Party (GTP) will launch the Campaign for Community, a year-round calendar of community events. This calendar includes First Light and will culminate when the annual Greenwich Town Party is held on May 23, 2015.

According to Richard Fulton, head of the Old Greenwich Merchants Association, “The GTP will offer event tickets or give small ‘grants’ to participate in sponsorships to help seed the efforts of local organizations and bolster the strength of the Greenwich community.’

Mr. Fulton said the GTP will be a “generous sponsor” at this years event and will be selling The Block Party Gift Set, which includes six general admission tickets for $750 in front of Chillybear on Sound Beach Avenue.

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