The Stonington Village Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Stroll start in front of the Stonington Free Library in Wadawanuck Square on the first Friday in December at 5:30 PM.
Every year, the SVIA sponsors a tree lighting ceremony in Wadawanuck Square (with generous help from the Stonington Free Library and the Stonington Borough Merchants Association) that includes a community carol sing and a special visit by Santa.
For many years, community carolers, directed by Ellen Gilbert, have led the gathering in singing Christmas Carols - everyone is welcome to join in!
Immediately following the lighting of the tree is the annual Holiday Stroll down Water Street, where local merchants keep their shops open late and welcome visitors. They also compete for best window decorations as part of Borough A-Glow!
The SVIA also places lights and seasonal decorations in front of the Library, around Cannon Square, and on the viaduct.