* 2019 HOLIDAY EVENT INVITATION *
Stew Leonard’s Norwalk Store Celebrates the Holidays with Family-Friendly Activities
Festive Tree Lighting Event, Crafting Classes, and Visits from Santa Ring in the Season
COMMUNITY AND MEDIA WELCOME
WHAT & WHEN:
Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk is ringing in the 2019 holiday season with a slate of family-friendly activities starting in November!
For all events and classes that require registration, customers are asked to pay (when applicable) and sign up in advance via Eventbrite.com (search for Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk) starting on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
Monday, November 18 and Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Turkey-Themed Cupcakes Class for Toddlers
Children ages 2-5 will decorate four Thanksgiving turkey-themed cupcakes. Each class will run from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and the price is $15.99 per child. Parents and caretakers are kindly asked to accompany their child to this class. Limited to 15 children per class.
Tuesday December 3 and Wednesday December 4, 2019
Toddler Workshop: Reindeer Cupcakes
Children ages 2-5 are invited to make four pinata cupcakes. Children will fill their cupcakes with holiday sprinkles and frost the top. Each child will bring their yummy treats home with them. Each class will run from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Price $15.99 is per child. Caretakers must attend the class to supervise their little one. Limited to 15 children per class.
Tree Lighting Celebration
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
Stew Leonard’s Norwalk store is kicking off the 2019 holiday season with its annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m., with plenty of musical entertainment, the Long Hill Fire Department fire truck, and more to get the crowd into the spirit of the season! Santa will spend the evening mingling with the children and handing out candy canes. Complimentary hot cocoa and cookies will be served. No registration is necessary for this free event.
For the third year, a 30-foot artificial evergreen tree will serve as the Norwalk store’s holiday centerpiece. Created by American Christmas, Inc., the tree is hand-crafted by seven people over the course of a month. Once the tree arrives at Stew’s, it will take 15 people more than 11 hours to put it up and string more than 33,000 LED multi-color lights, which is about 40-50 bulbs per square foot! After the holiday season, American Christmas, Inc. will remove the tree and store it until next Christmas. Notably, these artificial trees can be recycled at the end of their 6-year lifespan. American Christmas, Inc. additionally supplies holiday decorations for a variety of clients, ranging from Saks Fifth Avenue and Cartier to Madison Square Garden and Rockefeller Group!
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Breakfast with Santa
Families are invited to have breakfast with Santa and his friends Wow the Cow and Cynthia Chick! A buffet-style breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, mini muffins, assorted bagels, and fruit salad will be served. There is one seating at 9:00 a.m. Children age 10 and under are $12.99/each and those age 11 and over (including accompanying parents) are $14.99/each. Every person attending the breakfast must have a paid ticket or will not be allowed in.
Tuesday December 10 and Wednesday December 11, 2019
Christmas Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks Class
Children ages 2-5 will be given six double wide pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate to decorate with various toppings of their choice. Each class will run from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and the price is $15.99 per child. Parents and caretakers are kindly asked to accompany their child to this class. Limited to 15 children per class.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Stew’s Christmas Treasure Hunt
From 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. on December 11, children age 12 and under are invited to visit the several Christmas trees that will be set up throughout Stew Leonard’s Norwalk store and to pick a special ornament off each tree. After the last tree, children will turn in their ornaments for Christmas-themed treats and prizes! The grand prize winner will receive a personal visit at Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk with Santa Claus himself, where he’ll read a special Christmas book and enjoy milk and cookies with the winner and their friends (limited to a group of 10 children). Santa Claus, Wow the Cow and Cynthia Chick will be available for picture taking at the event as well. There is no sign up necessary for this free event.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Breakfast with Santa
Families are invited to have breakfast at 9 a.m. with Santa and his friends Wow the Cow and Cynthia Chick! A buffet-style breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, mini muffins, assorted bagels, and fruit salad will be served. Children age 10 and under are $12.99/each and those age 11 and over (including accompanying parents) are $14.99/each. Every person attending the breakfast must have a paid ticket or will not be allowed in.
Menorah Lighting Celebration
Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Stew Leonard’s Norwalk store is celebrating Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, with its 27th annual menorah lighting celebration. The celebration starts with Rabbi Yehoshua Hecht of Beth Israel Chabad of Westport/Norwalk lighting an 18-foot menorah. Following the menorah lighting is a celebration complete with live music, holiday song and dance and complimentary Kosher refreshments and juice. Traditional dreidels and chocolate gelt will be distributed to all.
Local dignitaries from Norwalk and Westport will be on hand to partake in Fairfield County’s largest menorah lighting celebration.
Stew Leonard’s is a family-owned and operated fresh food store with locations in Norwalk, Danbury, and Newington, Conn.; in Farmingdale, East Meadow, and Yonkers, N.Y.; and in Paramus, N.J. For more information, visit Stew Leonard’s website at www.stewleonards.com.
Stew Leonard’s, 100 Westport Ave., Norwalk, Conn. 06851
Store phone for customer questions: 203.847.7213
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