Stew Leonard's Danbury store is kicking off the 2012 holiday season with its 18th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting celebration, taking place on Monday, December 3, 2012.
The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with the Long Hill Fire Department Trucks on display for all to marvel at and Santa leading the crowd through holiday carols while his elves are on hand for face painting. The Brookfield High School dance team and the New Fairfield High School Carolers will also perform. The countdown to the tree lighting begins at 5:00 pm, followed by continued caroling led by Stew Leonard's Wow the Cow, Daisy the Duck and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph will also be available for picture taking. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served to keep everyone warm.
This year's tree is a 25 foot spruce, donated by Bill and Camille Pirre of Bethel, Connecticut. The Pirres and their grandchildren will have the honor of pulling the switch to light the tree at 5:00 p.m.