Those hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa have a good shot of seeing him at one of several events in the region between today and Saturday.
Santa will arrive in downtown Westerly this evening at 6 with a parade of fire trucks and an entourage of costumed characters that includes Westerly’s own Winter Lady, all courtesy of the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce.
On Saturday, Santa is expected to make an appearance at the annual Westerly Library and Wilcox Park tree-lighting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on the esplanade where local actor Mark Sullivan will read Clement Moore’s “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and Chorus of Westerly Music Director Andrew Howell will lead a sing-along of holiday carols. Hot chocolate will be provided by Washington Trust and candy canes will be provided by the Westerly-Pawcatuck Downtown Business Association.
He’s also due at the Ocean House in Watch Hill at 4:30 for the resort’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House.
And somehow, this jolly traveler is expected in Mystic on Saturday as well, where he is due to arrive by tugboat at Mystic River Park at 2 p.m. He’ll be around for the annual Lighted Boat Parade and Tree Lighting that follows his arrival.
You can also find him at the Olde Mistick Village Meeting House on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. where he and Mrs. Claus will be available for photos with visitors. He’s got a busy few days around her, that’s for sure.
— Sun staff