This is Greenwich Patch's holiday get-together. Think of it as your community holiday bulletin board that allows you to share the joy of the holiday season.
From every corner of this vibrant town, there are holiday celebrations. Greenwich Patch is giving the community the ability to share their holiday experiences with those who might not have been able to attend all of the joyous festivities.
So Greenwich Patch invites you to share your celebrations in this interactive story thread. So, Byram, Round Hill, Old Greenwich and Cos Cob, and every neighborhoood in between, share your celebrations. Upload your photos and your videos by clicking on the "Submit Photo & Video" button above.
Do you have a fantastic holiday decoration photo of your house or of your neighbor? Please share it with us.
And by sharing with Greenwich Patch, there's a fantastic opportunity for you to share with the entire community in which your schools could win $100,000 for the best decorated home. Click here for details.
In the meantime, Greenwich Patch — with your contributions — will continue to highlight the colorful holiday celebrations that make Greenwich the special town it is.
The annual Jingle Bell Jog, organized by Threads and Treads, attracted hundreds of runners and their families.
Check out the holiday stroll through central Greenwich. Many stores had holiday open houses, visits with Santa and his reindeer, and there were ice sculptors who shared their creative efforts with public sculpting exhibitions.
And up in the backcountry, there was a holiday open house for shoppers at Sam Bridge Nursery.
The children far outnumbered the adults who attended Friday evening's tree-lighting ceremony on the lawn of Greenwich Town Hall.
The children didn't have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. Instead, they met with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, who with the help of elves gave the children boxes of Christmas Crayons, candy canes and 'Peace on Earth' rubber bracelets. And there were Parks and Recreation Department employees manning tables to give the little ones and their parents cookies and crackers, and cups of cider and hot chocolate to ward off the early evening chill.
The talented Greenwich High School Chamber Singers — under the direction of Patrick Taylor — serenaded the holiday revelers with a variety of holiday tunes. For the younger revelers, there were rides on a mechanized reindeer and a polar bear. Each child who rode were able to have a hand stamped with a paw print.
Did you attend the tree-lighting? You can add your own photo to this gallery by clicking on the "Submit Photo & Video" button above.