On Saturday, Dec. 1, Santa will arrive at Grove Street Plaza and come down the chimney to visit with children.
Families can be entertained while waiting for his arrival with Rides on the Giant Animals — Lucy the Polar Bear and Rudy the Reindeer, Carolers from Darien High School will entertain all and there will be hot cocoa.
— an announcement from the Darien Chamber of Commerce
Rides on the animals begin at 4 p.m., carolers start at 4:15, Santa arrives at about 4:45 p.m. depending on the wind currents in the air. Remember to bring your camera!
This is one local event you won’t want to miss and is great way to spread the cheer. Holiday Magic is a joint effort and is put together by Bill Jensen-Darien Toy Box, the Darien Chamber of Commerce, PG Properties and the Melting Pot.
This is one of two downtown outdoor holiday celebrations with Santa. Here’s the other one, a week earlier, on Nov. 25 (the Sunday after Thanksgiving):
The Mission of the Darien Chamber of Commerce to work to improve the quality of life for the businesses and residents of Darien. The DCC is sponsored by Elite Sponsors-Bankwell and Laurel Road Bank throughout the year.
Editor’s note: This article originally was published Nov. 16. The time stamp has been changed to put the link back on the home page.