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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    The holidays are especially merry in New Canaan, CT where the village's festive traditions help celebrate the season.

    The 15th Annual Holiday Stroll

    Friday, December 6, 5:00 p.m. – 9 p.m. & Saturday, December 7th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    The Holiday Stroll continues to be one of the reasons why living in New Canaan is A Wonderful Life.

    The Houlihan Lawrence New Canaan office is proud to be part of the 15th Annual Holiday Stroll. Join us Friday, December 6 at our office located at 161 Elm Street for a Festive Open House where you can learn more about making New Canaan your home for the holidays. And on Saturday, December 7th Santa himself will be stopping by our office for holiday photos.  Don’t forget to bring a donation for the New Canaan Food Pantry when you stop by to help support those in need this holiday season.

    Houlihan Lawrence Festive Open House, Friday December 6 5:00pm – 8:00pm

    Picture & Visit with Santa at Houlihan Lawrence Saturday, December 7 10:00am – 3:00pm

    The highly anticipated New Canaan Holiday Stroll features the arrival of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus who help the town officially kick-off the holiday season!

    Residents of all ages and backgrounds gather on New Canaan’s Elm Street to enjoy the festivities including singing Christmas carols and enjoying musical performances by the Students of the Studio Performing Arts Conservatory, The New Canaan Dance Academy, and the Magical Music Singers. The entertainment continues as a cast of holiday characters such as Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch and of course Rudolph spread holiday cheer throughout the village.

    There will be treats galore. The firepit will be glowing at the intersection of South and Elm with s’mores thanks to the Kiwanis Club of New Canaan. And don’t miss the Waffle Cabin in front of the playhouse for that once a year treat! Everyone warms up with delicious seasonal beverages provided by local merchants as guests shop.

    Surprises can be found on Main and Forest Streets as well. To add to the magical atmosphere, light up holiday trinkets and garb will be available for sale during the event.

    Finally, enjoy the Ginger Bread House Tour sponsored by Halstead Property which has become a New Canaan tradition for families to decorate and create together. The houses will be on display in store windows throughout town during the month of December.

    Admission to the Holiday Stroll is free.

    Image courtesy of The New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.

    Christmas Eve Caroling at God's Acre

    Tuesday, December 24 at 6:30pm 

    The Carol Singing on God’s Acre on Christmas Eve is a New Canaan tradition where everyone gathers to sing Christmas Carols.  Since 1919, the New Canaan community has gathered on God’s Acre on Christmas Eve to sing carols around the town Christmas Tree — a tradition begun by John E. Hersam, who founded the New Canaan Advertiser in 1908, and other members of the Town Band (the bandstand and band are at the top of the hill).

    Diane Jenkins

    Office Manager

    New Canaan Brokerage

    M(203) 803-5703 O(203) 966-3507 View Website

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