It’s that time of year and once again everyone is invited to come on down.
The kick-off for the annual celebration of Home for the Holidays is Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Village of Warwick.
From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. visitors will find most downtown shops decorated for the season and offering “open house” events with free refreshments and special offers.
Stoking the holiday spirit
And to get everyone in the holiday spirit, there will be various fun events throughout the downtown area including music and song.
The Warwick Valley Chorale will again be strolling the streets singing traditional Christmas carols. There will also be free horse and buggy rides traveling through the village.
A celebration of shopping local
Home for the Holidays, which traditionally begins just before Thanksgiving and ends after Christmas, is an annual celebration designed to present downtown Warwick as a fun and convenient place to do all your holiday shopping. And the Warwick merchants want everyone to know that they offer convenience, quality merchandise, special sales, friendly personalized service including gift-wrapping and, in most cases, a “wish” list to make things easier for gift givers.
Throughout the celebration other local organizations will be joining in to play music, sell refreshments and bring holiday cheer to downtown Warwick.
Weather permitting there will be free horse and buggy rides every weekend from Dec. 7 – 24. The rides will depart from Railroad Avenue just outside Railroad Green from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. And Santa will also be coming to Railroad Green to pose with children and take their orders on Dec. 14 from noon until 2 p.m.
Non-profits are encouraged to participate.
For additional information about this call co-chairs Mary Beth Schlichting at 988-5080 or Corrine Iurato at 986-9463.
- Roger Gavan