Saturday, December 1st
Walk Through Bethlehem (Until 8:00 pm)
Free, guided tours through a realistic Bethlehem town as it would have been 2,000 years ago. Learn along with the townsfolk about the birth of Jesus and be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas! Live Nativity, actors, petting zoo, dress-up photo booth. Great for all ages. Hot cocoa and cookies served.
Sunday, December 2nd
Tree lighting takes place and Santa arrives 5:00 pm in the Andrews Memorial Town hall. Meet & greet with Santa at 5:15 pm.
Open studio, Warm Apple Cider
Post Office Square
Presented by Carefree Boat Club, Clinton’s Little League (check back!)
Candy Canes, Pokémon Cards, Raffles
Presented by Akiba Underground
In addition, we’ll have an open game for the older kids!
Elf on A Shelf Clues & Contest (Clues Location #1)
Presented by Town Pride
Sailing Masters of 1812 (starting 3:00 pm)
Presented By Clinton Chamber of Commerce
The Sailing Masters of 1812 Fife and Drum Corp will promenade from Post Office Square to Old Brick, and back again.
“How Fast is Your Fastball?” Pitch Speed Set up
– presented by Clinton Little League
Think you’ve got a fast fastball? Come and find out for sure at the Pitch Speed Set Up!
Body Karma Studio – 5 East Main Street
Soup’s On Contest
Various Clinton restaurants compete for the coveted Soup Bowl Trophy honoring the Best Soup In Clinton. For just $5 you can be a judge and sample all the delicious entries.
Liberty Bank – 8 East Main Street – Until 4:30 pm
Children 8 and under are welcome to stop in and decorate a cookie.
Clinton Art Gallery – 20 East Main Street
Open Gallery, Refreshments
Scottish Dave’s Pub – 24 East Main Street
Entertainment (Starts 2:00 pm)
Cindy Stevens Fine Art – 30 East Main Street
Seashells & Ornaments for the Soldiers
Town Hall Annex
Face Painting – Morgan REACT and Partners in Community
Kids can never have their face painted enough!
Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt (Clues Location #2)
Hosted by Eliot REACT, Morgan REACT and Partners in Community
Go on a wild goose chase to the Christmas in Clinton events throughout Main Street searching for the Elf on the Shelf. Collect all your stamps and be entered to win an Elf on the Shelf Book/Kit. (1:00 – 4:00pm)
Information & Hospitality–Friends of Clinton Youth and Family Services
Santa’s Workshop – Pierson REACT
Be transported to the North Pole and help the elves in Santa’s Workshop while enjoying treats with Mrs. Claus.
Eliot House lawn
Morgan Boys Lacrosse Team – Sponsored by Clinton Chamber of Commerce
Come and meet the Mascot and players from Connecticut Black Wolves, Mohegan Sun Professional Lacrosse team
Eliot House – 50 East Main Street
Storytime – (Starts 3:30 pm) – Sponsored by Clinton Chamber of Commerce
Conference room – Presented by Henry Carter Hull Library
Andrews Memorial Town Hall
Masonic Lodge Open House
Take a look inside the Masonic Lodge and find out more about this local organization.
Tree and Wreath Silent Auction – Hosted by the Arbor Garden Club of Clinton
Need a wreath or tree? Be sure to stop by to find the perfect one that suits your tastes. All proceeds go to the AGCC Scholarship program.
Christmas Bazaar & Cookie Sale – Hosted by the Shoreline Community Women Inc.
The Christmas Bazaar will be held in the Green Room of Andrews Memorial Town Hall from 1-6. There will be over 25 vendors selling jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, scarves, ornaments, and much more. There will also be cookies for sale.
Crafts with Kids – Hosted by Shoreline Community Women
Yale Peabody Museum Exhibit – hosted by Shoreline Community Women
Educational activity for kids.
Clinton Historical Society Museum Room (Starts 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm) Clinton Historical Society
*Arrival of Santa & Tree Lighting (5:00 pm)
*Meet and Greet with Santa (5:15 pm)
Shoreline Community Women will provide free cocoa and cookies
First Church of Christ – 55 Church Road (across from Town Hall)
Gingerbread House Contest
Living Nativity (starts @ 2:00 pm)
First Church of Christ (Academy Building)
Information & Hospitality – American Legion Post 66
Information & Hospitality- VFW Post 9918
Kidz Connection – Preview our latest production!
Open House (Until 5:00 pm)
Hot Cider & Hot Chocolate – Presented by Clinton Lion’s Club
Holiday Photobooth – (Until 4:00 pm) Presented by Clinton Rotary
Bob Hale – Magician (Until 3:00 pm) – Presented by Kidz Konnection
Youth Games & Activities, Gaga pit – Presented by Valley Shore YMCA
Join the staff of the Valley Shore YMCA for games and activities and their “gaga” pit.
Track-less Train (parking lot) – Presented by Clinton Education Foundation
The Mitten StoryWalk – sponsored by Henry Carter Hull Library
Holy Advent Church
Kids’ Activity – Presented by Amy’s Active Learning
Hospitality & Music
Clinton Bible Fellowship– 70 East Main Street
Walk Through Bethlehem (Starts 2:00 pm, ends 6:00 pm)
Free, guided tours through a realistic Bethlehem village. Experience the sights & sounds of Bethlehem 2, 000 years ago. Live interactive skits, live animals, petting zoo, Bethlehem photo booth, and more. We will also serve hot cocoa and cookies while you wait. All ages welcome.
Clinton Historical Society –103 East Main Street
Tour the “Old Brick” – Sponsored by the Clinton Historical Society
“Old Brick” will be beautifully decorated for the holidays and open for tours until 5:00 pm. Come in from the cold to hear festive period music, take a tour of Old Brick, and have a tasty treat that will warm your heart as well as your stomach. We’ll have live music this year to help ring in the season, and you can finish your holiday shopping by browsing through the items in our gift shop.
Throughout Main Street:
Luminaries – Sponsored by Clinton Lions Club
Meet the Characters – Presented by Kidz Konnection
Meet various characters from your favorite Christmas stories!