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MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES “SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 2, 2020

MAYOR STEWART ANNOUNCES “SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN”

New Britain - Mayor Erin E. Stewart and the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department are proud to present the first annual “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” Event. The event will take place Saturday, December 12th, 2020 at A.W. Stanley Park from 11am-4pm.

“Santa is coming to New Britain and we’re all very excited, especially Lina” said Mayor Stewart. “This will be a fun and safe outside event in replacement of our traditionally scheduled Breakfast with Santa event. Due to rising cases of Coronavirus throughout the state, we thought it best to move things outside this year. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” will feature many new and exciting treats and will be guaranteed fun for the whole family.”

A.W. Stanley Park is located at 2159 Stanley Street in New Britain. The event will include:

 Sleigh rides
 Carol singers
 Stuff a snowman booth
 Selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus (socially distanced, of course)
 Hot Chocolate and tasty treats
 Holiday ice sculpture demonstration by Kirk Sato, sponsored by Spring Brook Ice

“The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring this event to families and children of New Britain,” said Parks and Rec. Director Erik Barbieri. “This event will be safe and fun for the entire family. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the smiles beaming across the faces of the attendees. It’s important that even in the age of Coronavirus, that we all still work on behalf of the kids – that is a priority for our department and a priority for Mayor Stewart.”

Pre-registration is required for the event and is limited to eight members per family group. Masks and social distancing are required. Cost of the event is $15 per family.

For more information, please visit the New Britain Parks and Recreation Office at 27 West Main St., Room 302, call 860.826.3360, or visit them online at NBParksNRec.org

Media Contact:

Brock L. Weber
Executive Aide to Mayor Erin Stewart
860.826.3304
Brock.Weber@newbritainct.gov

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