Holiday season gets off and running this weekend

November 29, 2012 by  

The Ellington Winterfest and Tree-Lighting Ceremony takes place yearly on the first Saturday in December. It is the beginning of holiday celebrations in the city and tends to draw people from all over the area, including nearby Enfield. No doubt organizers will be working with local printing companies to produce marketing material and let the community know of the upcoming annual event.

There will be lots of family friendly activities in which to take part during the day. The tree-lighting ceremony is performed with the help of two local children and is followed by a torch-lit parade. The Ellington Singers will be performing a holiday concert, there will be performances by local church choirs, and a Christmas play at Ellington High School. In addition, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Frosty the Snowman will be dropping by.

A festival of trees will take place at the Hall Memorial Library, the Nellie McKnight house will be holding an open house, and there will be a gingerbread house baking contest. Anyone can enter the baking contest. The houses can be no larger than 24 x 24 inches and everything on them must be edible. There are cash prizes give for the top three in three categories – child (12 and under), adult (13+), and group.

The Ellington Winterfest and Tree-Lighting Ceremony will take place at the Church Street Gazebo and Town Green on December 1 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. For more information, contact Ellen Karadimas at 860-875-3885.