Simsbury Celebrates 2009

 

 

 

 

Simsbury Celebrates 2009Saturday, November 28

Simsbury Celebrates! 2013 Program Schedule

(2014 Schedule will be posted in November)

ENO HALL - 754 Hopmeadow Street

Latanya Farrell & The Bookman Styles Band- 4:30-5:15PM, 6:30-7:15PM in Auditorium – Latanya Farrell & The Bookman Styles Band encompass a mix of high energy and elegance, with a repertoire that includes soul, blues and dance classics. Covering various musical styles and genres, their stage presence is defined by an exciting combination of incredible vocals, amazing instrumentation, and grooves so deep they make you want to move out of your seat and onto the dance floor!



Theatre Guild of Simsbury & Simsbury Light Opera Company
 - 5:30-6:15PM in Auditorium - Well known lyrical songs from Broadway and the holidays for your listening pleasure!

Simsbury Camera Club - 4:00-7:00PM in Lower Level Youth Room - Demonstrations, information and exhibits.





LEGO Models - 4:00-7:00PM in Lower Level Youth Room - Come see pieces made entirely of LEGOs that will astound!

 

SCTV Holiday Greetings - 4:30-7:15PM at SCTV (enter through Youth Room) - Your family can tape a holiday greeting to be aired on SCTV throughout the month of December. DVD copies will be available for a $5 donation. You can make an appointment starting to 2 weeks after Thanksgiving.







SIMSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY- 800 Hopmeadow Street

Phelps Tavern Museum - 4:30-7:15PM - Free Admission to the Museum.   Warm yourself in our one-room school house.



The Nutcracker Meet & Greet - 4:30-7:00PM (In the Meeting House) - Come meet characters from the much-loved holiday classic The Nutcracker.











UNITED METHODIST CHURCH -799 Hopmeadow Street

Holiday Cafe and Warming Hut - 4:30-7:30PM in Wesley Hall - Drop in for free soup and snacks.  Stay for the great ongoing live entertainment.

 

Messiah Community Sing- 6:00-6:45PM in the Church Sanctuary - Join the Farmington Valley Chorale for this memorable tradition!



Carillon Concert - 7:00-7:30PM - Music from the bell tower by Daniel Kehoe.





Bell Tower Tours - 6:30-7:30PM - Limited visitation to the bell tower.

 

VINCENT SPORTS SHOP - 776 Hopmeadow Street



Fastest Lacrosse Shot Competition5:00-7:00PM - sponsored by the Simsbury High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team. 



Games & Activities - 4:30-7:00PM - sponsored by the Farmington Valley YMCA.



Children's Craft Project & Facepainting - 4:30-7:00PM - sponsored by Edward Jones.











SIMSBURY FREE/GENEALOGICAL LIBRARY - 749 Hopmeadow Street



5th Annual Gingerbread House Exhibit -4:00-7:15PM - Come view the edible artwork of local gingerbread house artisans. You will be excited by this year's entries!





SANTANDER (SOVEREIGN) BANK - 741 Hopmeadow Street

Ice Carving Demonstration - 5:00PM - on the front steps of the bank.  A professional Ice Carver from Ice Matters will amaze you as he produces a holiday masterpiece for us.









BANK OF AMERICA - 740 Hopmeadow Street



Pictures With Santa - 4:00-7:00PM - Have your child's picture taken with the real Santa Claus! $10 per photo taken by photographer Curt Henderson. Photos will be mailed to your home about 1 week after event.  No personal photographs permitted.  PLEASE NOTE:  The picture line will be cut off at about 6:30PM so that Santa can see those children who waited in line before he has to leave for the evening.  We do not want anyone to wait in line and not get to see Santa and miss out on other fun events happening outside! Please note that this year the line for Santa will be forming outside the bank, and only 2 families will be allowed into the bank at a time.



Ski Sundown Rail Jam - 4:30-7:15PM - on the Front Lawn of the Bank of America. Watch the skill and tricks of Ski Sundown snowboarders as they perform their high flying maneuvers. 









THE RICHMAN BUILDING PARKING LOT- 730 Hopmeadow Street



Playstrong Block Party - The ACROfitness Performing Team and figure skaters from ISCC will be entertaining, playing games and having fun the whole night! Area starts at 4:00pm.

Villari's Martial Arts Center - 4:30PM



Simsbury Spinners - 5:15PM

ACROfitness Student Body - 6:00PM

   
  Featuring the ISCC Figure Skaters



Gloria J. Rossetti School of Dance - 6:30PM











THE RICHMAN BUILDING BACK PARKING LOT

Hair Tinsel - 4:00-5:30PM ($2 per tinsel) - Sponsored by Kidz Kutz



Rolling Video Game Trailer -
5:30-7:00PM - Sponsored by Rolling Video Games











SIMSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 725 Hopmeadow Street



Music Time!! with Miss Carrie - 4:30-5:00PM, 5:30-6:00PM, 6:30-7:00PM in the Children's Room- Children love to sing and dance as Miss Carrie plays her guitar and celebrates with holiday songs!

 

Pirate School! - 4:30-5:15PM, 5:30-6:15PM, 6:00-6:30PM, 6:30-7:15PM - In the Library Program Room. Pirate School! combines active, full-audience participation with real magic, original music, bubble-play, eye-popping puppetry, eccentric props and slapstick antics. During the show kids learn how to be "good pirates" - cooperating and carousing together and along the way become more responsible, bold, curious Corsairs.



8 Nights of Fun all Rolled Into One - 5:30-7:00 PM - In the Children's Discovery Room - Join Mandell JCC Farmington Valley to learn more about Chanukah - The Jewish Festival of Lights. Kids of all ages can make an edible dreidel, decorate a Chanukah card for Jewish soldiers serving in the US Armed Forces, make a menorah magnet and more!







BOY SCOUT HALL - 695 Hopmeadow Street

Yo-Yo People - 4:30-5:15PM, 6:30-7:15PM- This repeat act brings back memories of old favorite tricks such as Walk to Dog and Rock the Baby. You will also be amazed by some new and bizarre tricks



 

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST - 689 Hopmeadow Street

Follow the luminaries up the hill to First Church and enjoy a cozy respite full of holiday spirit!

 

Palmer Hall:

Mrs. Claus' Kitchen - 4:00-7:15PM - Mrs. Claus and her elves will help your child decorate a holiday cookie! Sponsored by Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
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Hands-On
Holiday Crafts for Kids - 4:30-7:00PM
- Drop by for some holiday arts and crafts to take home!





Second Floor:



The Festival of the Firs - 4:30-7:15PM - Artfully decorated wreaths and mini trees offered up for Tea Cup Raffle.

 

Fair Trade Jazz and Coffee House - Complimentary coffee and cocoa with superb local talent.



Ryan San Angelo (Parson's Study) - 4:30-7:00PM - Live/Interactive show with a great children's author and musician





In the Sanctuary
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Jon England- 4:30-5:15PM, 6:30-7:15PM - From England, yet fresh to Simsbury - this Olde Worlde citizen brings a whole new meaning to "Piano MANia"! Dazzling dexterity, outrageous outfits and a flabbergasting sense of piano-related musical fun. A "must see" Christmas-oriented spectacular with sing-and-dance-along favorites from Jon England, the "Velvet Piano" showman.

 

First Church Women's Praise Choir - 5:30-6:15PM - A close harmony group who will perform everything from gospel to pop to classical and everything in between.  A real treat!







CANNON MEDICAL BUILDING CIRCLE DRIVEWAY

Pony Rides- 4:30-7:15PM

The Simsbury/Granby Rotary Club returns with free pony rides for children.







VICTORIAN PORCH AT FIDDLER'S GREEN

Salvation Army Band - 5:00-7:00PM - The warmth of their music inspires any "grinch" to appreciate the meaning of the holidays.

 

 

DRAKE HILL MALL PARKING LOT - 710 Hopmeadow Street

Flippenout Extreme Trampolines - 5:00-5:25PM, 5:55-6:25PM, 6:55-7:25PM -  Amazing stunts performed by Olympic caliber athletes from around the country. You don't want to miss this show!





FITZGERALD'S PARKING AREA

Holiday Tree Lighting - 6:30PM - Join your friends and neighbors to watch the lighting of this beautiful 40-foot tree. Sponsored by Fitzgerald's Food, Bill Selig Jewelers & Webster Bank.









MAPLE TREE CAFE COURTYARD

Karaoke with Carol Willis - 4:30-7:30PM

 





OUR ROVING CAST OF CHARACTERS ALONG HOPMEADOW STREET FROM INTERSECTION OF PLANK HILL ROAD TO INTERSECTION OF DRAKE HILL ROAD

4:30-7:15PM

 Stiltwalking Toy Soldiers

Connecticut Yuletide Carolers

Sonar, Hartford WolfPack

Supercow

Elmo

Joey, Launch Trampoline Park

The State Farm Good Neighbor Bear 

Rocky the Rock Cat

PAWS of Paw Meadow Dog Park 





LOOK FOR THESE OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ALONG HOPMEADOW STREET

Trolley Rides - 4:30-7:00PM -The Simsbury Lions Club returns with FREE trolley rides for all! Arrival and departure at the driveway into Boy Scout Hall/First Church and Center Cemetery



Roaming Railroad - 4:30-6:45PM - Hop on one of two trains that will be running up and down Hopmeadow Street. Arrival and departure at the driveway into Boy Scout Hall/First Church and Center Cemetery.

 

Simsbury High School Holiday Cabaret Singers - 4:30-7:30pm - Holiday songs along Hopmeadow Street, followed by a performance at the bandshell on Iron Horse Boulevard.

 



Firetruck Parade
- 7:25-7:55PM

From Corner of Drake Hill Road and Route 10 going north to intersection of Plank Hill Road and Route 10.  Don't miss the winners of our Parade Marshal contest in the lead convertible, donated by First Class Housekeeping of West Simsbury, and on the lead decorated firetruck!

 

 

 

Fireworks Grand Finale - 8:15PM - Simsbury Meadows Soccer Fields 

Tune your car or portable radio to 88.3FM to listen to the accompanying holiday musical scene to our fabulous fireworks! Sound production by Perfect Vision and Sound of Avon.