• 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