Groton Holiday Kick-Off 2018

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Location: Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton

Santa Arrives by Firetruck & Tree Lighting: 5:30 PM

St. Luke's Bell Choir: 6:00 PM

Indoor and outdoor festivities include a visit with Santa, caroling, entertainment, food trucks and holiday treats & crafts. The ARC Local Creations Consignment Shop will be all open!

This will be a community celebration and taking the place of the Groton Lights Parade in 2018.

Groton Parks and Recreation, Groton Public Library, Groton Senior Center, Town of Groton Economic & Community Development and Groton Utilities, with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce, will facilitate and present this event and we'd love your participation!

This year businesses will be showcased in our FESTIVAL OF TREES contest: Artificial trees decorated by local businesses, will be on display throughout the Groton Senior Center. You are invited to submit a decorated tree, no higher than 6', which will be judged by the public on the night of the event. The overall winner of the OH TANNENBAUM (best tree!) award will get a FREE booth at the 2019 Fall Festival. Click to register!

  • Artificial trees decorated by local businesses, will be on display throughout the Groton Senior Center.
  • You are invited to submit a decorated tree, no higher than 6', which will be judged by the public on the night of the event.
  • The overall winner of the OH TANNENBAUM (best tree!) award will get a FREE booth at the 2019 Fall Festival.
  • Trees must be artificial.
  • Trees can be set up for display beginning Friday November 31, at 2pm and no later than 6:30 pm.
  • The tree will be on display for the event, and must be picked up by Monday December 3, by 7pm.
  • There is not room for a regular table near the tree, but please display your business with a plaque on the tree, or a small stand nearby, or you may have someone standing at the tree distributing information, coupons, or giveaways.
  • Table top trees are allowed if the table is round and no larger than 3 ft in diameter.
  • Decorate your tree with a business theme or a holiday theme.
  • Electricity is available for lighted trees.