GREENWICH, Conn. — The Holiday Stroll returns to downtown Greenwich for the eighth straight year on Dec. 3-4, during which a new app , GreenwichVIP.com, will be launched.
Events during the Holiday Stroll include a live nativity scene complete with a camel, donkey, llama, cow and five sheep. In addition, there will be entertainment tents, food trucks, ice sculpture demonstrations, photos with Santa and live reindeer.
GreenwichVIP.com, known as “the app of everything," puts the entire community into the palm of the consumer’s hands and gives each store its own community rewards, VIP offers and review capabilities on the GreenwichVIP.com platform. Stores can promote special deals, offers and loyalty rewards not only during the Stroll, but all year long.
Additionally, on Dec.3-4, Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich will host Shark Tank’s Billy Blanks Jr., who will be teaching a free Dance It Out class each day. The suggested donation of $20 per person will go to support Kids in Crisis of Cos Cob. People can register and complete a waiver on the Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich website (click here ).
The Stroll and GreenwichVIP.com is working with Google promoting a hashtag, #greenwichlove, to encourage patrons and businesses to “Put Greenwich On The Map."
Santa will be set up for the Reindeer Festival at Sam Bridge Nursery on North Street from Nov. 25-Dec. 24. People can take photos with Santa on his sleigh during the Stroll, with $5 from each photo going to benefit Kids In Crisis.
The Stroll will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.4.
The Reindeer Festival and Holiday Stroll were developed by Tammi Ketler of TMK Events. GreenwichVIP.com was developed by EveryMerchant.com and Christine Georgopulo, owner of Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich. Ketler and Georgopulo are both on the Selectman’s Economic Advisory Council, and are always looking for ways to promote the town and its businesses while providing exciting events and activities for the people of Greenwich and surrounding areas.
For more information on the Holiday Stroll and Reindeer Festival, click here to visit the event website.