We see the Jubilee as an opportunity to kick off the holidays with festive activities and holiday cheer and enjoy our downtown businesses and restaurants. We’d like to see folks stop by a shop downtown, join us for the many festivities, sing a few carols, then dine at one of our many restaurants.
Afternoon festivities for families will be offered from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Stop by the Community Center for cookie decorating and take a photo in front of our holiday backdrop, the Community Center Annex for kid’s games, and Tunxis Hose Fire station for hot beverages and coffee.
The Union School PTO will also be sponsoring holiday ornament making at the First Congregational Church, which will offer advent wreath making and a coffee house with live music beginning at 6:00 p.m. after the festivities.
At dusk after the family activities, the event will center around Unionville’s Gazebo and Clover Pinney Park which will be transformed into “Jingle Bell Square” with a bonfire, free popcorn, holiday light displays, and at 5:30 p.m. a live choral performance by the Farmington High School Oriana Ensemble. The fun concludes with a group carol sing and visit from Santa at 6:00 p.m.
From 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., The Unionville Museum will hold their annual free Yuletide Open House featuring a holiday tree exhibit and artist pallet ornament auction, refreshments, and a book signing by local children’s author and event snowman artist Rick Labadia.
The event is free. Attendees are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or food item for charity and the local food pantry. Parking will be available at Union School.
Hope you can join us.