Things To Do In And Around Greenwich

GREENWICH, CT — After the turkey hangover has worn off on Thanksgiving, and you're "all football'd out" from the high school or pro games, the question inevitably turns to, "What's next?"

Yes, there's shopping on Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday, and as the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce points out, there are a whole lot of retail shops to pick from.

But what if the family and friends in town for the holiday ask something else? Below are several activities in and around Greenwich during the Thanksgiving Weekend but be sure to check out the Greenwich Patch Events Calendar for more. Enjoy!

10th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village

Nov. 23-Dec. 24

Santa and his LIVE reindeer - Dancer, Dasher and Prancer - are coming back for the 10th Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival & Santa's Village and return to "the North Pole on North Street," Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses, 437 North Street, Greenwich, Connecticut, from November 23 to December 24, 2018. The cherished town tradition continues for the tenth consecutive year at this expansive nursery where visitors can have their photo taken with Santa, meet the reindeer and also enjoy the new Santa's Village, North Pole on North Street, all just minutes from downtown Greenwich. For more information, visit

Hockey & Hops at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers!

Nov. 23

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers will be hosting a craft beer tasting event on Friday, November 23rd, prior to their 7pm game vs their in state rival the Hartford Wolf Pack! The pre-game tasting can only be access by purchasing this special offer package.

$25 Hockey & Hops package includes access to the pre-game craft beer tasting event from 4:30pm to 6pm, a special Sound Tigers tasting glass, a ticket to the Sound Tigers game that evening & a souvenir hockey puck bottle opener! For more information,

Greenwich Alliance for Education's 8th Annual Turkey Trot

Nov. 24

All runners and walkers are invited to participate in the Greenwich Alliance for Education's 8th Annual Turkey Trot, to be held on Saturday, November 24. The 1 mile fun run/walk will start at 9:30am and the 5K will start at 10:00am. For more information, visit

Post-Thanksgiving Swim for Charity!

Nov. 24, Rye YMCA

Please join the MAC Angels Foundation and Rye YMCA for a post-Thanksgiving fundraiser, that raises money for ALS and the Y's Livestrong Program.

This event is a 2000 yard swim for novices and competitive swimmers alike! It is 200 yards times ten, and you start at your own 200 yard time. Finishers will receive a certificate of completion as well as a free breakfast! For more information, click here.

Stamford Model Railroad Club Holiday Exhibit

Nov. 24

The Stamford Model Railroad Club's annual holiday open house will be the two Saturdays after Thanksgiving: November 24th and December 1st. The 79-year-old club's 150' x 50' 0-Scale operating model train layout is one of the largest on the East Coast. Highly detailed passenger and freight trains run through equally detailed city and countryside; as always the colorful Circus and Holiday trains are crowd favorites! The train exhibit is located in the basement of St. John's Episcopal Church, 628 Main St., Stamford, CT (exit 8 off I-95); entrance is on Grove Street. Hours both days are 1-5pm and 7-9pm. (Closed between 5-7pm) Admission is $5-Adults, Children $4, Under 5 are free. Municipal parking is nearby.

Science Sunday: Turkey Pals

Nov. 25

Sunday, November 25, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Science Sunday: Turkey Pals. For children ages 4 and up and their families. Free with Museum admission; no registration is required. For more information, visit

Trivia Question

In what year was the first Thanksgiving?

Answer: According to, the first Thanksgiving was held in November 1621 "when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn harvest celebration."

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