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Winter Welcome

December 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Winter Welcome_Downtown Storrs

Join the Mansfield Downtown Partnership in celebrating the start of the new season in Downtown Storrs!

Visitors will enjoy:

  • Sales and treats at participating downtown businesses (3:00 – 5:00 PM)
  • Seasonal tunes by strolling carolers & musicians (3:00 – 5:00 PM)
  • A preview performance of The Nutcracker, a Community Production by Mansfield Parks & Recreation and Miss Kelly Productions (4:00 PM on Paterson Square)
  • An interactive performance by The Snow Queen presented by Wonderland Parties (3:30 PM & 4:30 PM on Paterson Square)
  • Ice sculpture demonstrations by UConn Dining Services (on Paterson Square from 10 AM to 2PM; sculptures will be on display through end of event)
  • A chance to see a fire truck up-close with the Mansfield Fire Department (3:00 – 5:00 PM on Paterson Square)
  • Hands-on activities at The Flower Pot and the Mansfield Library Express (3:00 – 5:00 PM)
  • A visit with Santa Claus at Barnes & Noble UConn (3:00 – 5:00 PM)
  • A Community Sing-Along led by the E. O. Smith Choirs (5:00 PM on Paterson Square)

New this year is a Trim-A-Tree Contest! Visitors can vote on their favorite tree during the event. The trees will be on display on Betsy Paterson Square; winners will be announced following the Community Sing-Along. (For entry information, visit downtownstorrs.org/winterwelcome).

Mansfield Resident State Troopers will be on Betsy Paterson Square throughout the event collecting donations of unwrapped toys and gift cards for their annual Stuff-A-Cruiser toy drive.

And, listen for the sound of tubas (yes, tubas!) at 3:00 PM as the UConn Marching Band Tubas escort a jolly friend to Barnes & Noble UConn. The event culminates with a Community Sing-Along led by E. O. Smith Choirs on Betsy Paterson Square at 5:00 PM.

Winter Welcome is free, open to everyone, and will take place rain, snow, or shine. For more information, please visit downtownstorrs.org/winterwelcome.


Downtown Storrs
2 Dog Lane
Storrs, CT 06268 United States
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