Holiday Stroll 2021
Original Design by Jim Valentine
This is a wonderful town event coordinated by Blue Back Square, West Hartford Center Business Association, the West Hartford Chamber of Commerce and the Town of West Hartford. It is made possible with the sponsorship those organizations as well as TD Bank, People's United Bank, Westfield Bank, PeoplesBank, Stand Out Truck, American School for the Deaf, 102.9 The Whale, Radio 104.1 and our media sponsors 2020 Media.
We are excited to be able to have so many wonderful opportunities to showcase the town of West Hartford and its businesses and organizations.
Below are some of the fantastic Holiday Offerings for this event.
Around 5pm in Blue Back Square there will be a performance of The Snowflake Waltz by The Ballet Theatre Company. This is followed immediately by the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus to light the holiday tree.
Around 5:15pm Santa will be arriving at the Toy Chest on Farmington Ave via our fabulous Fire Department's finest Engines
At 5:30 in the Veterans Memorial there will be a menorah lighting to celebrate the fifth night of Chanukah.
At 5:30 St. James’s Episcopal Church at 1018 Farmington Avenue (just past the intersection of Walden and Farmington) will offer a four-scene nativity walk, telling the original Christmas story. The story begins with the Old-Testament reading Isaiah and conclude with the Luke version of the birth of Jesus. The walk will be done around the outside of the church in small groups. Each group will have their own tour guide who will tell the story.
In Blue Back Square:
6pm the Greater Hartford Dance Academy will be performing.
6:30pm Be S#arp, Conard High's accapella group will be performing a mixture of contemporary a cappella music and holiday favorites.
7pm iHeart Media's The River 105.9 will be doing Music and Giveaways with Rachel Lutzker
7:30 School of Rock West Hartford will be performing.
At the Showmobile on the corner of Farmington Ave and LaSalle St:
6pm Playhouse on Park will be performing from their recent show
6:30pm The Hartford Gay Men's Chorus will be performing Holiday Medleys
7pm Hall High Choraliers will be doing holiday Carols (they will also be performing prior to that for the evening out by the library near Webster Walk
7:30pm Ballet Hartford will be showcasing their performance
We will have a variety of other offerings from businesses and non-profits all over West Hartford Center and Blue Back Square.
You can visit with Anna & Else, get a balloon animal, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy an horse & carriage ride through Blue Back, write letters to Santa, enjoy a photo booth, as well as many other business's offerings in Blue Back Square.
Where Who What Noah Webster Statue (library) TD Bank Goodies Noah Webster Statue (library) Hall High Choraliers Performing Carols Blue Back Square Blue Back Square Visit & take a photo with Anna & Elsa Blue Back Square Blue Back Square Complimentary Balloon animal Blue Back Square Blue Back Square Visit & take a photo with Santa & Mrs. Claus Blue Back Square Blue Back Square Enjoy a horse & carriage ride through Blue Back Square Blue Back Square iHeart Media Complimentary photo booth Blue Back Square iHeart Media Write your letter to Santa Blue Back Square The Ballet Theater Company Living window display featuring live ballerinas Blue Back Square Blue Back Square Connecticut Yuletide Carolers Blue Back Square Aria Nails Spa Mani-Pedi Coupons and Giveaways Blue Back Square Blo Blow Dry Bar Braid & Pony Bar and Giveaways Blue Back Square Crate & Barrel Esspresso, Waffles, Popcorn and In-Store Specials Blue Back Square Kennedys Barber Club Candy Cane and Coupon Giveaway Blue Back Square Playa Bowls Hot Chocolate Handout Blue Back Square Rizzuto's Restaurant & Bar Penne Alla Vodka Samples Blue Back Square Spot Coffee Giveaways and In-Store Festivities Blue Back Square The Place 2 Be French Toast Fritters and More Blue Back Square Vinted Wine Bar Macaroni & Cheese Samples Blue Back Square World of Beer Cinnamon & Sugar Donuts Delamar Hotel Delamar Hotel Giveaways & Raffle Prizes Blue Back Square Mandell JCC Chanukah celebration with gelt (chocolate coins) & photo frame Blue Back Square West Hartford Little League Giveaways & Raffles Blue Back Square West Hartford Youth Baseball League Chompers from the Hartford Yard Goats, Kids Games, & Fresh Popcorn Blue Back Square The Noah Webster House Candy & Craft Giveaway Pink Flamingo (Farmington Ave) Marshall + Ostop Associates @ William Raveis We will be handing out bags with hot chocolate and mini candy canes.
We are partnering with Pink Flamingo Co.
Toast Wines & Spirits Toast Wines & Spirits We will be doing Wine Tasting 5-8pm JMcLaughlin JMcLaughlin candy, free gift wrapping Pompanoosuc Mills Pompanoosuc Mills Little bags of chocolates Toy Chest Toy Chest Santa will be with us from 5:00-8:00 and will be passing out Candy Canes!! Cafe Sofia Cafe Sofia making crepes Relax the Back Relax the Back Assorted cookies and goody platters Ten Thousand Villages Ten Thousand Villages Fair trade hot cocoa from Equal Exchange Good Cause Gifts Good Cause Gifts From our commercial kitchen beautifully decorated snow flake sugar cookies IRIS Photography IRIS Photography Holiday theme Facebook photo booth! The Claypen The Claypen Make + Take Craft BK + Co BK + Co Cookies
Rob the Balloon Guy - holiday accessories
SockStarz SockStarz Holiday Cookie Hand-Out- SockStarz , Next door Harc's Artisan Studio will be open doing a "trunk show" selling hand-made items Hope & Stetson Hope & Stetson Candy cane discounts. Kimberly Boutique / kimberlyGIFT Kimberly Boutique / kimberlyGIFT Hot Cocoa, Candy Canes, & discounts! Larsen Ace Hardware Larsen Ace Hardware Popcorn and gift wrapping. We will be offering 10% off one item, Items not included with the discount will be weber ,Traeger, steel ,Arons Between Blue Mercury and Iris on LaSalle Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools Pencils and Candy Canes Veteran's Memorial Chabad Hartford
Chanukah celebration with crafts and dreidel mascot
The Next Chapter The Next Chapter Craft kits for the children, and Fiction Hard Cover Books BOGO